Pakistan One Fund
OverviewPakistan One Fund
One Fund stakeholders embraced Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) targets and sought to implement the most ambitious national development framework to date: Vision 2025. The Pakistan One Fund was used as a vehicle for the United Nations, government, and national partners to collectively work towards fostering social justice, strengthening national capacities and addressing inequalities by way of integrated humanitarian and development action. With a focus on six priority areas, ownership of development progress was eventually handed over to national changemakers and people living in Pakistan, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized.
By aligning projects with national plans and taking into account United Nations reform processes and international frameworks stakeholders were able to accelerate contextually-relevant development and humanitarian outcomes, and accelerate SDG achievement.
- Pakistan One Fund Consolidated Annual Progress Report 2018
- Pakistan One Fund Consolidated Financial Report 2022
- Pakistan One Fund Certified Financial Statement (Sources and Uses of Funds) 2022
OverviewKey financial figures
The work of the Pakistan One Fund are possible thanks to the generous contributions by public and private sector partners
The work of the Pakistan One Fund is possible thanks to the efforts of . These resources are pooled and channelled to participating organizations to promote joint action and multi-stakeholder partnerships, making a difference on the ground.
OverviewPartner organizations receiving funding
Fund stakeholders designed initiatives across six strategic priority areas and aligned these with national priorities. UN contributions included leveraging its comparative advantage alongside collaborating closely with all tiers of government and other critical partners. The six priority areas covered:
- Vulnerable and marginalized populations with equitable access to, and use of, quality health services.
- Inclusive economic growth and sustainable livelihoods.
- Increased national resilience to disasters, crises and external shocks.
- Strengthened governance and social cohesion.
- Gender equality and social justice.
- Food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable.
In all areas the One Fund was underpinned by the four normative programming principles of human rights, gender equality, environmental sustainability and capacity development. These crosscutting principles guided fund procedures, programmes, systems and initiatives, and were used to benchmark progress.
Access to quality health care
The UN championed universal health coverage in Pakistan by backing pioneering schemes like the Prime Minister’s Health Programme, which grew from providing coverage to 3.2 million people in 2016 to 20 million in 2017 in 26 priority districts. This reflects a major gain for sustained UN advocacy in promoting a national, gender-sensitive health insurance scheme that is key for healthcare access especially for marginalized women and children. The programme met the health needs of 100 million people via rapid responses to health concerns and targeting health management information systems and disease early warning and response systems.
Inclusive economic growth and sustainable livelihoods
In recognizing that inclusive growth strategies require comprehensive and holistic approaches, UN agencies focused on strengthening institutional capacities in Pakistan. The UN and government/national stakeholders expanded decent work and sustainable livelihood opportunities to foster equitable growth and promote industrial development that improved environmental sustainability measures. Moving the needle on institutional mechanisms and legislative landmarks was vital for achievements across all spheres. Alongside policy and capacity development support, UN-backed research provided change agents with a strong foundation for acting according to the drivers and particulars of development issues. Several indicators and measures were incorporated into Vision 2025, Pakistan’s national development framework, as baselines for measuring overall performance.
Increased national resilience to disasters, crises and external shocks
As the global ecosystem changes, the risk of natural disasters increases. Pakistan is highly affected by natural disasters, which take a disproportionate toll on impoverished communities that lack essential coping capacities. The UN, therefore, supported Pakistan in bolstering immediate relief packages with strengthened preparedness plans, as well as approaches to reduce risks, improve responses, and cement community resilience. In all spheres, greater resilience was grounded in strong policies and plans.
Strengthened governance and social cohesion
A focus on democratic governance grew in Pakistan as the One Fund supported state machinery with a view to functioning more efficiently (political institutions, judiciary, regulatory bodies, public enterprises and civil service outposts). The UN worked with federal and provincial governments to build effective, capable institutions that are accountable and transparent, and inclusive and responsive. By enhancing participation, transparency and service delivery, projects under this strategic area helped usher in a new age of democratic norms, social cohesion, and protection for vulnerable communities.
Gender equality and social justice
Slowly but surely, women and girls in Pakistan gained increasing opportunities to realize their potential and the nation’s recognition of sexual minorities was a promising step. However, entrenched inequalities remain and will have to be addressed in future programming. Under the One Fund the UN worked with local changemakers to dismantle hurdles faced by women, girls and vulnerable groups, help the most vulnerable overcome discrimination and violence, promote socio-economic empowerment, and champion social justice for all.
Food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable
Pakistan produces more than enough food to feed its population, but malnutrition and food insecurity were among the most serious concerns facing the country due to inequality exacerbated by a lack of awareness and recurrent crises. Under this strategic area stakeholders sought to counter these inequalities so all the people have access to sufficient food and a well-balanced diet needed to support an active and healthy life.
The work of is possible thanks to the efforts of contributors. Since together they have contributed . In the annual contributions amounted to .
|Funds with Administrative Agent|
|Contributions from Donors|
|Contributions from MDTFs|
|Interest and Investment Income (from fund)|
|Interest (from Participating Organizations)|
|Fund balance transferred to another MDTF|
|Refunds by Administrative Agent to Contributors|
|Total source of funds|
|Transferred to Participating Organizations|
|Transfers to MDTFs|
|Refunds from Participating Organizations|
|Administrative Agent Fee|
|Total use of funds|
|Funds with Participating Organizations|
|Transfers to Participation Organizations|
|Participating Organizations' Expenditure|
|Refunds from Participating Organizations|
|Total Balance of Funds|
|As a percentage of deposits|
FinancialsProjects by Country
FinancialsProjects by Theme
ProjectsPakistan One Fund
Pakistan One Fund is currently supporting count_projects ongoing projectscount_globalInterregional and count_countries country-specific. This table shows the most recently approved ongoing projects.
All project financial information can be found in the Financials section, including delivery analysis by organization, theme and project; project financial status by country and by theme.
Pakistan One Fund
Contributions to trust funds administered by the MPTF Office are pooled with other partner resources to achieve greater impact and leverage the SDGs. This map provides a geographical breakdown of all investments.
* The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations or UNDP concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
> $55M $55M - $25M $25M - $5M < $5M
Budget amounts in US$
Protecting every child through immunization
“I have been vaccinating children for the last 25 years,” says Farrukh. “Vaccination is the first line of defence against vaccine-preventable diseases and every time I vaccinate a child it feels as if I have saved a life.” With a vaccine-carrier strapped to his motorbike, Farrukh reaches out to communities across Punjab’s Nankana district. When the Government introduced pneumococcal vaccine to prevent pneumonia, vaccinators like Farrukh learned how to administer the vaccine with UN support.
“Our entire vaccination team was trained,” he explains. “We were given easy to understand literature in the local language and initially made to practice on rubber models.” Each year, over 350,000 children die before their fifth birthday and 18% of these deaths are due to pneumonia. Since the introduction of the pneumococcal vaccine in Pakistan cases have fallen drastically. Farrukh and his fellow vaccinators are at the forefront of keeping children healthy by warding off disease, early mortality, and inequity.
Livestock as a lifeline for livelihoods
“It’s not easy to be displaced,” says Umbar Khan. “We produced all the food the family needed.” Everything changed when security operations displaced 1.7 million people from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s merged districts and Khan’s family fled North Waziristan, leaving many of their animals behind. Those they rescued lacked shelter, water and feed, and began to starve. Without the animals Khan’s family would have followed suit, yet UN support for dislocated farmers saved the Khan family livestock with a dearth of needed supplies like animal compound feed, urea molasses, milking and feeding implements, and vaccines to prevent diseases.
“This support is a lifeline,” Umbar Khan declares, “not only for our animals, but also for the entire family.”
Skills development changes lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
“In my village, after the father grows old, the eldest brother is responsible for providing financial support to the family,” explains Samiullah Khan. But the 23- year old, born with a medical condition that restricts his growth and mobility, couldn’t work as a day labourer in his corner of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bannu district. Just as Sami started to lose hope, the local Youth and Social Cohesion Project identified him as a promising candidate for a tailoring course—physical disability shouldn’t stand in the way of a better life.
Equipped with new skills, Sami became a tailor in his village. Today, he earns a regular income, supports his family and has plans to set up his own tailoring business.
Threads of hope in Punjab
“My situation never allowed me to hope for professional development,” says Shehnaz. She and her sisters lived a cloistered life—communities in this part of Punjab disapprove of women working outside the home and, as home-based workers, they scraped by on sporadic wages. The UN-backed Empowerment of Women Garment Workers Programme has given them hope by helping all three secure work at Anwar Khawaja Industries in the nearby city of Sialkot. “Following on-the-job training, our collective income increased to PKR 42,000,” explains Shehnaz. Not only did their income rise seven-fold by 2017, but the factory also now provides a pick-up and drop-off service to ensure workers’ security. What’s more, they offer equal pay to women and men and a harassment-free workplace, alongside social protection and career development. “Learning and working in the formal sector has been quite an eye-opener,” Shehnaz admits. “[It] has boosted our confidence in our own capabilities and talents.”
New horizons for Pakistan’s most vulnerable youth
“I used to only think about the next meal,” she says. “Now, I feel I can do much more in life.”
“If we paid the rent, we couldn’t buy food. If we bought food, we couldn’t buy clothes,” Humera explains. Growing up in Korangi, one of Karachi’s poorest neighbourhoods, was never easy. She left school after Class 8, toiling as a homebased worker for meagre wages, but the UN's Youth Employment Project changed Humera’s life. Ten days after completing training, the 20 year-old was hired as a machine operator at a local garment factory. Her initial uncertainty about working outside the home gave way to confidence. Within months, she was promoted to ‘machine supervisor’ and her steady income is a lifeline for her family.
Lowering the incidence of maternal and child mortality
“It is not easy to convince parents of premature babies to opt for a new approach,” says Dr. Naureen Rasul, but luckily for baby Afaq his parents did. Born premature, Afaq and his mother were immediately admitted to the new UN-supported Kangaroo Mother Care Ward at Lahore’s Services Institute of Medical Sciences. Kangaroo Mother Care saves lives without incubators, which is a lifeline for countries like Pakistan where incubators are few and far between.
Continuous skin-to-skin contact between mother and child is the focus, along with strict hygiene. This encourages babies to start controlling their own body temperatures, prevents infections and strengthens emotional bonds. “The results of the follow-up are 100% positive,” says Dr. Rasul now that Afaq is now a healthy infant who is exclusively breastfed. "Such cost-effective approaches are what make it possible for Afaq, and babies like him, to receive the healthy start to life that they deserve."
Social cohesion presents new possibilities
Hadiya Khan never imagined she would run her own business. The restrictive environment in which she grew up in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and its volatile security situation, meant that women rarely had a chance to pursue their dreams. Everything changed in 2015, when the UN Youth and Social Project organized a cultural festival for women in her village. Hadiya attended—it was the first time the 18-year-old had seen her friends outside the confines of school.
She soon became involved with a local youth group and attended a beautician’s training course at the new Multi-Functional Community Centre. Within a few months, she won a competition and used her prize money to open a parlour in her house. Since that first crucial trip to the cultural festival, Hadiya’s horizons have expanded.
Dispelling menstruation myths
“We never talked about puberty or any related subjects before,” says Saba Rashid, a teacher and WASH Club Supervisor at the Government Girls Elementary School in Punjab’s Bahawalpur district. Menstruation was shrouded in myth, a lack of knowledge exposed girls to the risk of infection, and 75% of students stayed at home during their periods. In 2017, things couldn’t be more different because, equipped with UN-supplied kits and training for teachers, the school conducts weekly awareness raising sessions.
“Thanks to these kits and sessions,” explains Saba, “Girls have knowledge and tools to better manage their menstruation even before their first period, ensuring they experience it with less trauma!”
ContactsPoints of contact
Policy and Programme Issues
UN Resident Coordinator, Pakistan
Julien Harneis, UN Resident Coordinator, Pakistan, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shah Nasir Khan, Head of RC Office, Pakistan, Email: email@example.com
Fund Administrative Agent Issues
Mari Matsumoto, Senior Portfolio Manager, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aminata Baro, Portfolio Associate, Email: email@example.com
Jacqueline Carbajal, Finance Associate, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org