United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aims to reduce poverty in Pakistan and accelerate the pace of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for all segments of the society, with a particular focus on marginalized communities and poor women. In close collaboration with the Government of Pakistan, UNDP functions within the national frameworks of the MDGs, the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, and New Growth Framework for Pakistan. The focus of the interventions can be structured into three major domains; pro-poor policy and advocacy, community based programmes, and enhancing public-private partnerships.
UNDP has been supporting the Government of Pakistan in formulating pro-poor and inclusive growth policies which complement international commitments to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Within the nationally defined frameworks and MDGs, UNDP works to promote pro-poor policy planning, monitoring and reporting on the MDGs, and analyze public expenditures through a gender lens.
UNDP works with disenfranchised communities in various regions in Pakistan to reduce poverty through broad based, low-cost participatory interventions. Capacity development interventions are conducted for mobilized communities to increase their agricultural and livestock productivity, grow their income generation opportunities, and conserve natural resources.
Pro Poor Policy and Advocacy
Community Based Area Development Programmes
Gender Equality Programme
*Pakistan Economic Survey 2010-11