http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter2014-04-17T23:35:23.918ZPress CenterAdobe CQPoverty index firstname.lastname@example.orgISLAMABAD: The Planning Commission launched on Thursday a multi-dimensional poverty index (MPI) for the first time in Pakistan based on global MPI methodology for calculating poverty on a regular basis.
The index was launched following a 10-day training course on MPI which ended on Thursday at the Pakistan Planning and Management Institute.
http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/april/poverty-index-launched2014-04-22T07:37:29.884Z2014-04-22T07:37:29.884ZGovt to adopt UNDP poverty email@example.comISLAMABAD: The government has shifted its definition of poverty from calorie intake to a multidimensional index to get a accurate estimate of poverty figures, Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal said in Islamabad on Thursday.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/april/govt-to-adopt-undp-poverty-measure2014-04-22T07:29:13.598Z2014-04-22T07:29:13.598ZNew poverty measurement initiated in Pakistannoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanA new poverty index for Pakistan based on the Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) has been initiated with an agreement signed between the ministry of planning, the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) on Thursday.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/april/new-poverty-measurement-initiated-in-pakistan2014-04-22T07:46:02.902Z2014-04-22T07:46:02.902ZUNDP congratulates Pakistan for MPI firstname.lastname@example.orgIslamabad - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has congratulated Federal and Provincial Governments for initiating development of the Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for Pakistan.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/april/undp-congratulates-pakistan-for-mpi-development2014-04-22T07:51:08.243Z2014-04-22T07:51:08.243ZPakistan’s first Multi-dimensional Poverty Index initiated by the Government, UNDP, and Oxford University email@example.comThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) congratulates the Federal and Provincial Governments for initiating the development of the Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for Pakistan. This marks the beginning of the process of regularly calculating a new poverty index in Pakistan based on the global MPI methodology.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/4/17/pakistan_s-first-multi-dimensional-poverty-index-initiated-by-th2014-04-23T07:28:59.335Z2014-04-23T07:28:59.335ZBringing Innovation to Educationnoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayethttp://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/16/bringing-innovation-to-education2014-04-17T05:49:35.184Z2014-04-17T05:49:35.184ZThe N-Peace Awards 2014: Pakistan joins the search for inspirational stories of peace in Asianoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanThe N-Peace Awards shine a light on the tireless and often unrecognized efforts of both women and men who work with communities across Asia to achieve lasting peace. In its fourth year, N-Peace is excited to announce that Pakistan is joining the N-Peace Awards for the first time! http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/26/the-n-peace-awards-2014--pakistan-joins-the-search-for-inspirati2014-03-26T18:26:01.604Z2014-03-26T18:26:01.604Z2014 International Women’s Day Statement firstname.lastname@example.orgThis year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/07/2014-international-womens-day-statement-2014-03-07T07:05:07.847Z2014-03-07T07:05:07.847ZUNDP launches Development Advocate Pakistan New quarterly to address development challenges in Pakistannoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayetSeeking the opportunity to share and foster robust national public discourse on development challenges and solutions in Pakistan and to provide a platform for Pakistani authorities, civil society and intelligentsia to exchange ideas on key development solution pathways in Pakistan, UNDP released its development magazine, The Development Advocate today. http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/01/24/undp-launches--development-advocate-pakistan-new-quarterly-to-ad2014-03-05T07:35:30.552Z2014-03-05T07:35:30.552ZThe Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government and The United Nations Development Programme sign a Memorandum of Understanding on working in email@example.comIn Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province UNDP will work on initiatives both at the institutional and community levels. The institutional support for the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa aims to bring long term changes in government rules, norms and structures - while the community development interventions aim to achieve immediate results in improving livelihoods and basic services for communities.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/01/23/the-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-government-and-the-united-nations-develop2014-01-23T12:29:23.980Z2014-01-23T12:29:23.980ZWorking for Innovative, sustainable development solutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwanoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayetH.E Mr. Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Pakistan and Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary General and Director Regional Bureau of Asia and the Pacific United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) inaugurate the drinking water supply scheme in Village Chowki Drab in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/01/23/working-for-innovative-sustainable-development-solutions-in-khyber-pakhtunkhwa2014-03-03T08:36:48.269Z2014-03-03T08:36:48.269ZMinistry of Planning, Development and Reform And UNDP Release The Pakistan Millennium Development Goals Report firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform (MPDR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the fifth National MDG Report for Pakistan in Islamabad (MDGR). The report assesses progress towards achieving the MDGs, galvanising efforts for a final push for their achievement. The report records successes and challenges, and shares initial thoughts on the post-2015 development agenda for Pakistan. For the first time, this MDGR includes a review of sub-national and district level status and trends. UNDP Pakistan is also launching an Internet MDG monitor to make up-to-date information on the country’s MDG progress more widely available at www.mdg.undp.org.pkhttp://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/01/22/ministry-of-planning-development-and-reform-and-undp-release-the-pakistan-millennium-development-goals-report-20132014-01-28T09:31:29.018Z2014-01-28T09:31:29.018ZTo increase community resilience in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, FATA Disaster Management Authority and UNDP establish consortium of local civil society email@example.comDue to insecurity, large-scale displacement of populations throughout FATA has led to millions of people at one time or another living in camps and spontaneous settlements. As of September 2013, 169,517 families have returned to their places of origin while 175,552 families are still living in camps or host communities. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) is helping to increase the resilience of the local communities and ensuring the sustainable return of crisis affected people to their homes.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/12/6/to-increase-community-resilience-in-the-federally-administered-t2013-12-19T11:11:33.593Z2013-12-19T11:11:33.593ZUNDP Pakistan organizes workshop on “Conflict Analysis Tools” for FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan government firstname.lastname@example.orgUNDP in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College organized a capacity building workshop on ‘Conflict Analysis Tools’ from 28 to 29 November at the Marriott Hotel, Islamabad.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/29/undp-pakistan-organizes-workshop-on-conflict-analysis-tools-for-2014-01-23T12:09:25.488Z2014-01-23T12:09:25.488ZTraining workshop on Decentralised Governance and Peace Buildingnoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanJapanese Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Hiroshi Inomata has maintained that effective governance and community development is essential for peace and, based on this recognition, Japan has been collaborating with the UN agencies to promote socio-economic development in the region near the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/28/undp-organizes-training-workshop-on-decentralised-governance-and2013-11-28T12:04:20.309Z2013-11-28T12:04:20.309Z14th Annual Research Conference on “Pakistan Population: New Realities and Challenges for Human Development”email@example.comPakistan is now the sixth largest population in the World growing at 1.9% a year, the equivalent of New Zeland every year or Australia every five. It will reach 270-350m by 2050. According to the latest Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey report; fertility rates stands at 3.8 considerably higher than the South Asian average. Despite a significant decrease Pakistan will unfortunately not meet the MDG target of 2.1 births per woman by the end of 2015.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/11/20/14th-annual-research-conference-on-pakistan-population-new-realities-and-challenges-for-human-development-2013-11-27T05:49:48.328Z2013-11-27T05:49:48.328ZThe FATA Secretariat and the United Nations organize mission of International development partners to South Waziristannoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayetThe Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Secretariat and the United Nations jointly organized a mission of international development partners to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas today. The purpose of this visit was to provide international partners with the opportunity to interact with communities adversely affected by massive displacement due to insecurity, assess the situation in the crisis affected region, observe the restoration assistance efforts by the Government and UN partners and explore opportunities to further support the humanitarian assistance.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/10/29/the-fata-secretariat-and-the-united-nations-organize-mission-of-international-development-partners-to-south-waziristan2013-11-18T10:23:55.272Z2013-11-18T10:23:55.272ZGovernment of Balochistan and UNDP sign an agreement for establishing Policy Support and Reform Unit in Balochistannoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayetIslamabad, 2 October 2013: An agreement was signed today between the Government of Balochistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to establish the Policy Support and Reform Unit in Balochistan. The agreement was signed today in Islamabad by Mr. Aslam Shakir Baloch, Additional Chief Secretary Balochistan and Mr. Marc-André Franche, Country Director UNDP in Pakistan. Chief Coordinator to the Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr. Ishaque Baloch also attended the meeting.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/10/02/government-of-balochistan-and-undp-sign-an-agreement-for-establishing-policy-support-and-reform-unit-in-balochistan2013-10-02T14:48:00.199Z2013-10-02T14:48:00.199ZThe Government of Pakistan and UNDP jointly working towards achieving the MDGsnoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayetIslamabad, 27 September 2013: With less than 900 days left to the deadline of 2015, the world is making a final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the UN member states in September 2000. Despite various socio political changes, economic challenges, natural disasters and internal and external security issues, Pakistan has upheld its commitment to achieve the MDGs.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/09/27/the-government-of-pakistan-and-undp-jointly-working-towards-achieving-the-mdgs2013-10-02T14:43:16.776Z2013-10-02T14:43:16.776ZInternational Conference on Participatory Federalism and Decentralization: From Framework to Functionality inaugurated today firstname.lastname@example.orgParticipatory Federalism and Decentralization are becoming an increasingly decisive topic as the pillars of Pakistan’s democratic transition, especially against the backdrop of the 18th Constitutional Amendment. This Amendment was passed unanimously in both Houses of the parliament and is a rare example of political consensus in the country. There are 28 federal countries in the world today, which together represent 40 per cent of the world's population. They include some of the largest and most complex democracies - India, the US, Brazil, Pakistan, Germany and Mexico.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/09/25/international-conference-on-participatory-federalism-and-decentralization-from-framework-to-functionality-inaugurated-today-2013-09-27T08:38:48.530Z2013-09-27T08:38:48.530Z