|Who We Are|
|What We Do|
|How NCHD is Unique|
|Members of the Commission|
|Who We Are?|
National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) was established by the Government of Pakistan in 2002 as a statutory autonomous federal body, mandated with the role to support and augment human development efforts in Pakistan. NCHD is registered under Ordinance No. XXIX of 2002.
At the start of the new millennium, Pakistan was facing enormous challenges with a ranking of 144 on the UNDP’s Human Development Index, out of a total of 178 countries. Poverty, illiteracy, lack of healthcare facilities and a continuously soaring population have for long hampered the scope of generating improved social sector outcomes for the millions of Pakistanis living at the grassroots.
Considering the situation, the Government of Pakistan established a Task Force on Human Development in 2001 to contribute new perspectives and resources to development discourse in Pakistan.
Following were the key finding of the Task Force:
Recommendations of the Task Force: