United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to support democratic development and the promotion and protection of the rule of law in Pakistan. Democratic Governance works toward improved governance at federal, provincial and particularly district levels by supporting the devolution and decentralisation objectives through political and fiscal devolution, transparency and accountability, strengthening of state institutions, system and capacity and promotion of local participation and ownership.
Strong, credible and effective governing institutions that have the confidence of the citizens and meet their needs and aspirations are the foundations of sound governance. UNDP is currently engaged in providing support to capacity development of parliamentarians, parliamentary officials and civil society partners to strengthen parliamentary oversight and policy guidance. Strengthening parliamentary oversight and women parliamentarians’ caucus on peace, security and stabilization are concurrent objectives.
The Meezan-e-Adal Program (MAP) stems from the universal concept of rule of law and equality of justice. Lack of awareness and ignorance of public, lack of acceptance of equality, low recognition of human rights, ineffective governing institutions, weak systems and procedures within justice sector, lack of capacity of public delivery mechanisms and lack of political will are common ailments in South Asia. Pakistan is no exception. However, there is a popular plea for rule of law across Pakistan.
Building on the existing project of support to EAD a new programme, Capacity Development for Aid Effectiveness, is being proposed to consolidate, strengthen and extend Government and civil society capacity and systems to manage external development resources in a results-based manner to achieve Pakistan’s national development goals.
Support to Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment (DTCE)
The Parliament of Pakistan http://www.senate.gov.pk/