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More connectivity

Improving physical access and communication between different parts of the world has gained importance as the cornerstone of global and regional integration and economic growth in recent years.…  


Social cohesion and community resilience in the face of COVID-19

The Covid-19 outbreak has posed significant challenges for Pakistan, exacerbating the dynamics of exclusion amongst the country’s marginalised segments. Groups faced by grim socio-economic conditions…  


Peace & development

UNDP’S latest quarterly research publication Development Advocate Pakistan underscores that “peace is a key component for achieving sustainable development. A peaceful society provides a healthy…  


Pakistan’s rich and poor live in different countries

The United Nations’ Global Human Development Report (HDR) on Inequality, launched yesterday, reinforces the fact that inequalities in human development have huge repercussions for the progress and…  


Pakistan’s best national investment: Kamyab Jawan

In his inaugural address to the nation on 19th August 2018, Prime Minister Imran Khan laid down his vision and priority areas for putting the country on a path of progress. Chief among his concerns…  


Urbanisation in Pakistan

Pakistan has the highest rate of urbanisation in South Asia. According to the 2017 Population Census, 36.4% of the population lives in urban areas. The UN Population Division estimates that, by 2025,…  


Balochistan example

“AS has been pointed out, Balochistan is the largest province in terms of size and smallest in terms of population. These features offer both challenges and opportunities for development. On the…  


Key priorities

Pakistan’s economy is prone to boom-and-bust cycles; every four to five years, it finds itself mired in a balance-of-payments crisis. Exports have largely remained stagnant, and are considered to be…  


Inclusive growth and human development

The Pakistan National Human Development Report 2017 points towards large disparities in human development across districts and cities of Pakistan. The HDI of 0.877 for Lahore is on average equal to…  


New innovations

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development puts forward an integrated, broad and ambitious plan for global action on sustainable development. With such enthusiastic targets, the need for innovative,…  

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