Third Advisory Council Meeting for the NHDR

 30 July, 2015

The National Human Development Report’s (NHDR) preliminary findings were presented to the Advisory Council during its Third Meeting on the 30 of July, 2015. Council Members met with the Report’s Lead Authors, as well as UNDP Pakistan’s Country Director, Marc-André Franche, and Assistant Country Director DPU, Shakeel Ahmad. Representatives of UNFPA, UNDP Pakistan’s technical partner for the NHDR, were also present.

Dr Adil Najam and Dr Faisal Bari outlined preliminary findings from the Youth Perception Survey, encompassing responses from over 7,000 young people. Discussions also touched upon the methodology used for developing the Youth Development Index and Human Development Index. It was agreed that the Report would include a Gender Adjusted Development Index. Council Members  showed keen interest in the findings and affirmed that the report will be a valuable tool for informing Pakistan’s youth policies.

To learn more about the NHDR Advisory Council, see here: http://nhdr.undp.org.pk/advisory-counsil/