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The Equality Paradigm

Every year, December 10th marks the International Human Rights Day, reminding us of our collective necessity to struggle for upholding universal human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of…  


“Pakistan needs a ‘whole of society’ approach that champions local governance to reduce inequality”: Speakers at UNDP Pakistan NHDR 2020 Dialogue

UNDP Pakistan hosted the third webinar of its Pakistan Inequality Debate series today. These webinars have been held to discuss the findings of the Pakistan National Human Development Report (NHDR)…  


United Nations Development Programme and National Incubation Center Lahore at LUMS host innovators in plastic waste recycling at SolutionsFest 2.0!

Innovation-Acceleration-Lab, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan collaborated with National Incubation Center Lahore (NICL) at LUMS to host SolutionsFest 2.0: Reimagining our…  


Leveraging the Youth Dividend to harness the economic potential of South and Central Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

The world’s population is ageing fast, and it is estimated that the global population aged 65 and above, will reach 1.3 billion by 2040. A rapidly ageing population may result in a severe labour…  


Pursuing a Connectivity Paradigm: Perils and Promise

This last October, I visited the Peshawar Museum to see its exquisite collection of Gandhara art. Gandhara was a mostly Buddhist region, with great Indo-Greek artistic traditions, which existed in…  


How young Afghan refugees are working to advance social inclusion in Pakistan? (Part 2)

“Refugees give up almost everything in the hopes of having a better life. We are out of our comfort zone and willing to work hard for a better future. Pakistan should capitalize on this untapped…  


How young Afghan refugees are working to advance social inclusion in Pakistan? (Part 1)

Ezatullah, an Afghan refugee hailing from Koz Kunar, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, grew up in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. His parents fled to the Northwest (now called Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)…  


From Conflict to Connectivity

In this issue of Development Advocate Pakistan (DAP), dedicated to the themes of regional connectivity in South and Central Asia, a wide range of national and international contributors are sharing…  


Intelligence report: Rethinking Pakistan’s Relationship with Plastics

The problem of plastic waste pollution is complex, conditional and collective. It is a product, an industry, a habit and an entire consumption cycle with a systemic nature, touching many industries…  


Four social enterprises emerge victorious in UNDP-Jazz SDG Bootcamps 1st cohort

Four social enterprises have emerged victorious from the first cohort of the UNDP-Jazz’s SDG Bootcamps for Social Enterprises. Overall, 70 social enterprises from across Pakistan participated in the…  

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