The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is an important partner of the Government of Pakistan for achieving national development goals and international commitments including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

UNDP's works with the Government, civil society and development partners in four broad programmatic areas; Poverty Reduction and MDGs, Democratic Governance, Environment and Climate Change and Crisis Prevention and Recovery.




SDPD, a joint project of UNDP and IPU, works closely in collaboration with the Parliament of Pakistan. It is playing a vital role in order to streamline the selected Committees of National Assembly and Senate in drafting the reports and documentations. Parallel to this, Parliamentarians' orientation is the most significant area, where the project is serving. Keeping in the view all of the needs, Seminars and Sessions are being conducted to provide a free platform with the participation of Parliamentarians. Policy dialogues on legislative scrutiny, Budget-making process, National Convention of Women Parliamentarians are a few examples.



The World Bank uses lending and analytical work to help Pakistan achieve its goals. Pakistan’s portfolio consists of 30 projects with a total commitment of $5 billion. The Bank also manages a Multi-Donor Trust Fund of about $140 million for conflict-affected areas.


UNOPS has been supporting projects in Pakistan for more than 15 years and in 2010 opened a new office in Islamabad to support the post-flood relief and recovery effort. UNOPS in Pakistan implements projects in the     following thematic areas:

  • Early recovery and reconstruction of community infrastructure
  • Project management and related monitoring and verification
  • Community development
  • Gender justice and women's empowerment
  • Procurement


The Citizens’ Voice Project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), aims to improve engagement between citizens and government in order to promote good governance in Pakistan. It seeks to support the evolution of democratic governance by strengthening citizens’ voice and public accountability in government planning and decision-making. This civil society support project is an essential element of US assistance program to support citizens and non-government entities in engaging with government actors in a variety of public decision-making contexts.


The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century—governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. In addition, our Books for Asia and professional exchange programs are among the ways we encourage Asia's continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.