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UNDP and the Coca-Cola Foundation partner to #StopTheSpread

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) have designed a #StopTheSpread of COVID-19 project to increase awareness about Covid vaccinations. The $20 million…  


Displaced people, displaced dreams—How Shahnaz found a new beginning

As a result of the security operations against non-state actors, over five million people were displaced in the northern region of the country. Several challenges emerged as a result, including…  


Devolution of Power: Pathways to Actualization

An integral part of the modern democratic system, the presence of local government aids in better knowledge and management of local issues through engagement with communities, and helps foster…  


How is UNDP in Pakistan strengthening justice sector capacity and ensuring women’s representation in the rule of law sector

One of the remarkable accomplishments of 2020 was the completion of the Joint Police Training Center (JPTC) Nowshera Phase II. Spread over 88 acres, phase II of the center includes construction of an…  


COVID-19 and Disaster Vulnerability in Pakistan: A Human Rights Based Analysis

This report articulates Pakistan’s response to UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ Guidance Paper “COVID-19 and Human Rights - We are all in this together,” – published in April, 20201. It…  


Broken societies put people and planet on collision course, says UNDP

To illustrate the point, the 30th anniversary edition of the Human Development Report, The Next Frontier: Human Development and the Anthropocene, introduces an experimental new lens to its annual…  


Path to Recovery: Immediate temporary employment opportunities for COVID-19 affected population of district Peshawar

The COVID-19 pandemic is the unprecedented challenge world has ever faced since World War II. It is creating devastating social and economic impact on the lives of vulnerable societies. To contain…  


We’re all Basharullah – needing to keep six feet apart

Pakistan is loving our new video, promoting COVID-19 social distancing. Set in the atmospheric streets of old Peshawar, chai wallas, carpenters, and young cricketers bop their heads to a thumping beat…  


Project completion report: Devolving Rights in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

This Project Completion Report summarizes the project achievements during the three years of implementation, analyses the project’s impact and suggests a way forward for strengthening rights-based…  


Inside Pakistan’s digital innovation to tackle COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has overturned our lives, what we thought we knew and could expect. It continues ravaging economies, overburdening healthcare systems, and widening the chasm of inequalities. In…  

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