Innovation Digest for Pakistan
Impact stories, useful information, country data and more
A web-based ride-sharing service helps fill empty commuter seats and cut congestion, air pollution and climate change.
The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Government of Pakistan’s comprehensive portal for relevant country data.
World Bank data on social and economic indicators.
In a bid to freshen its air and cut planet-warming emissions, the Pakistani port city of Karachi will introduce cleaner-running buses powered by bio-methane, which is generated by cow dung.
The Pakistani government has initiated a mass tree-planting project across the country in step with its commitment climate-resilient growth.
A report published by UNDP (October 2018) examines the likely impact that innovations such as artificial intelligence, automation and bio-technology will have on the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Pacific countries.
The Satpara Development Project is increasing efficient use of on-farm water, productivity of high value horticulture and dairy products as well as the processing and marketing capacity of farmers in the region.
ILM (education) Ideas 2, a programme funded by the UK Department for International Development, organised a first-of-its-kind Education Innovation Forum to introduce the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) community to a range of exciting education innovations making a difference for the children and the young people in Pakistan.
Prior research suggests that small incentives for parents can increase full immunisation rates six-fold. Interactive Research and Development will seek to find the most cost-effective policy for delivering such small ‘nudges’ by testing the effectiveness of different amounts and pay-out mechanisms.
Agricultural Innovation Programme (AIP) for Pakistan is the product of a consultative process led by the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) in its capacity as the leading national facilitating and convening authority for science and innovation in agricultural development.
Researchers have identified a fungus that can break down plastics. The species could be a useful tool as we attempt to reduce the impact of waste material on the environment.