Police Capacity Development on Election Security through the UNDP Election Support Program

Progetto concluso

On 11th May 2013, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will, for the first time in history, administer a transition from one full term democratic elected government to another. The probability of electoral violence threatens this opportunity. The police are the most important player in smooth conduct of election security. Yet, the majority of the police force has limited knowledge of electoral security protocol. With a contribution to the UNDP Election Support Program the capacity of police in election security will be enhanced.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Stato di diritto - democrazia - diritti dell'uomo
01.04.2013 - 30.09.2013
CHF  981’000

The 2008 elections in Pakistan were marred by an unprecedented wave of violence. On the election-day, voters, polling staff, election observers and polling agents were subjected to violence. Many polling stations were hijacked by armed offenders and women’s polling booths were forcibly closed in two-thirds of constituencies. The police played a limited role with respect to curtailing electoral violence. They either remained passive bystanders or actively promoted violence.


The Pakistani population is able to participate in peaceful, free and fair elections.

Gruppi target

The police, the Election Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistani population. 18’000 police staff will be trained and up to 100’000 police officers sensitized with guidelines & information resulting in each polling stations being equipped with at least one qualified police staff on election security.

Effetti a medio termine

Police Officers have increased capacity to execute election security plan and mitigate electoral day violence.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • Programma di sviluppo delle Nazioni Unite
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Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    981’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    980’115
Fasi del progetto

Fase 1 01.04.2013 - 30.09.2013   (Completed)