Publications

DISTRICT GOVERNMENTS STOCKTAKE

The KP Local Government Elections and Rural Development Department (LGE&RD) has undertaken a province wide diagnostic study of the District Governments to assess the situation, identify gaps and evaluate how to course correct and make improvements in the system for better service delivery. This mid-term stock take was carried out with technical assistance from SNG KP.

DIAGNOSTIC STUDY OF V&NCs

This report assesses the responsiveness and performance of Village and Neighbourhood Councils (V&NCs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and determines the compliance with the provisions of KP Local Government Act 2013. With a technical support from SNG KP, the KP Local Government, Elections and Rural Development Department (LGE&RD) has carried out this diagnostic study.

Internal Audit Policy – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

This policy is a result of concerted efforts and dialogue within the Government and with other stakeholders has been formulated by the KP Finance Department through a technical support from DFID funded Sub National Governance (SNG) Programme.

KP Citizens’ Budget 2017-18 – English

Citizens’ Budget 2017-18 presents the provincial budget in simple language, making it easy for common citizens to understand how the budget impacts their lives. The first ever Citizens’ Budget in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was published in 2014-15 by the Provincial Government. Its continued publication every year is a reflection of the Government’s commitment to not only improve citizen’s access to budgetary information but also to promote accountability and transparency in managing public finances.

KP Citizens’ Budget 2017-18 – Urdu

Citizens’ Budget 2017-18 presents the provincial budget in simple language, making it easy for common citizens to understand how the budget impacts their lives. The first ever Citizens’ Budget in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was published in 2014-15 by the Provincial Government. Its continued publication every year is a reflection of the Government’s commitment to not only improve citizen’s access to budgetary information but also to promote accountability and transparency in managing public finances.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Financial Management Reform Strategy

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through a technical support from SNG – KP has adopted PFM Reform Strategy for 2017-20 to set out the strategic direction for PFM reforms both for provincial and local governments based on evidential assessment, the institutional reforms landscape, and the underlying vision of the KP Charter of Good Governance (2013). The strategy envisages an enabling legal and regulatory framework for the internalization and sustainability of various reform initiatives lately undertaken by the government, for instance establishment of KP Revenue Authority, KP Public Procurement Regulatory Authority, Right to Information Commission, Right to Services Commission, and promulgation of various other relevant Acts.

Joint Session of Sectoral Coordination Committees under Strategic Development Partnership Framework

In preparation for the 3rd Strategic Dialogue on Development Partnership, the Planning and Development Department Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa held 3rd joint consultative session of Sectoral Coordination Committees (SCCs) on January 24, 2017 in Serena Hotel Islamabad, with technical support from DFID-funded Sub-National Governance Programme (SNG).A comprehensive report has been documented and published on the joint consultative session of SCCs covering the detailed presentations on the progress made and explaining the way forward.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa finance department has published ‘Citizens’ Budget’ document for the third time. The ‘Citizens’ Budget 2016-17′ presents the provincial budget in simple language, making it easy for common citizens to understand how the budget impacts their lives. The booklet mainly focuses on the simple philosophy of funds’ circulation answering two basic questions: where funds come from and where they go?

Government of the Punjab has published the Citizens’ Budget 2015-16 with the technical support of the Sub-National Governance Program. The Citizens’ Budget, published both in English and Urdu, presents the provincial budget 2015-16 in a simple and lucid manner. It highlights the salient features of the budget in a manner that is easy for a layman to understand. The objective of this document is to enhance transparency and accountability in public financial management.

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Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has published Citizens’ Budget 2015-16 with the technical assistance of SNG. The citizens’ Budget presents the provincial budget in simple language, making it easy for common citizens to understand how the budget impacts their lives. It is expected that the information provided in this document will empower citizens to hold elected representatives and public officials accountable.

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Under the aegis of SNG, governments of KP and Punjab published Citizens’ budget , making them the first sub-national governments in Pakistan to do so. This one-pager on the concept and importance of citizens’ budget illustrates guidelines for the production of citizens’ budget including its content and dissemination.

The SNG Program worked closely with the provincial government of Punjab to support the development of ‘The Citizens’ Budget 2014-15’. This was the first time ever that a Citizens’ Budget was produced in Pakistan, demonstrating an effective way through which the government holds itself accountable to the public.

SNG Program worked closely with the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to support the development of ‘The Citizens’ Budget 2014-15’. This was the first time ever that a Citizens’ Budget was produced in Pakistan, demonstrating an effective way through which the government holds itself accountable to the public.

Annual Review Reports

DFID carries out Annual Reviews of all of its programs to assess progress against program objectives, to check if the program is on track, and to determine if any adjustments need to be made. The DFID Annual Review of the SNG Program 2014-15, was undertaken in March 2015.

Budget Transparency Review Reports

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Budget Transparency Review (BTR) assesses the public availability of budget information and other budgeting practices that contribute to an accountable and responsive public finance system in the province. It uses the Open Budget Survey (OBS) methodology to assess the contents and timely release of eight key budget documents in KP and provides recommendations to improve the quality and accessibility of budget information.

The Budget Transparency Review (BTR) was conducted by the SNG Programme in collaboration with the Omar Asghar Khan Foundation (OAKF) and the Finance Department, Government of the Punjab. It uses the Open Budget Survey (OBS) methodology to assess the contents and timely release of eight key budget documents. The objectives of the review were to benchmark transparency of budget information in Punjab and provide recommendations to improve the quality and accessibility of budget information with a view to achieving a more responsive public finance system.

Needs Assessment Reports

The purpose of the pilot Primary Education Needs Assessment, Nowshera is to test a combination of approaches and data sources for understanding current levels of education service provision, access and outcomes, and to identify needs and recommend priorities for action, to improve the delivery of education services to the people of Nowshera.

SNG Program conducted a health sector needs assessment in district Sahiwal to identify the gaps and issues in access, coverage and quality of primary health service delivery at BHUs. The aim was to identify the real needs of the people especially women, children and marginalized groups; and suggest pragmatic and practicable solutions to bridge these gaps and improve service delivery.

SNG Program conducted a health sector needs assessment in district Hafizabad to identify the gaps and issues in access, coverage and quality of primary health service delivery at BHUs. The aim was to identify the real needs of the people especially women, children and marginalized groups; and suggest pragmatic and practicable solutions to bridge these gaps and improve service delivery.

SNG Program conducted a health sector needs assessment in district Bahawalnagar to identify the gaps and issues in access, coverage and quality of primary health service delivery at BHUs. The aim was to identify the real needs of the people especially women, children and marginalized groups; and suggest pragmatic and practicable solutions to bridge these gaps and improve service delivery.

SNG Program conducted a health sector needs assessment in district Sheikhupura to identify the gaps and issues in access, coverage and quality of primary health service delivery at BHUs. The aim was to identify the real needs of the people especially women, children and marginalized groups; and suggest pragmatic and practicable solutions to bridge these gaps and improve service delivery.

SNG Program conducted a health sector needs assessment in district Vehari to identify the gaps and issues in access, coverage and quality of primary health service delivery at BHUs. The aim was to identify the real needs of the people especially women, children and marginalized groups; and suggest pragmatic and practicable solutions to bridge these gaps and improve service delivery.

SNG Program conducted a health sector needs assessment in district Mandi Bahauddin to identify the gaps and issues in access, coverage and quality of primary health service delivery at BHUs. The aim was to identify the real needs of the people especially women, children and marginalized groups; and suggest pragmatic and practicable solutions to bridge these gaps and improve service delivery.

SNG Programme has  developed a toolkit to train district level staff to do needs assessment and prepare evidence based-budgets.  Preparation of budgets on the basis of evidence of citizens’ needs would ensure that every allocation in the budget is justified, which is a departure from the previous method of incremental budgeting. This toolkit  can also serve as a reference document for any user undertaking needs assessments and  evidence-based budgets.

Budget Proposals

A review and analysis of budgetary allocations for primary health care (PHC) sector was carried out for district Bahawalnagar. On the basis of these analyses budget proposals were prepared for the district government to enable them to improve service delivery in PHC. This report provides a brief situation analysis of PHC in the district, gives a review of the current budget of the district and provide recommendation for budget allocations to cater to needs of women, children and the marginalized groups.

A review and analysis of budgetary allocations for primary health care (PHC) sector was carried out for district Hafizabad. On the basis of these analyses budget proposals were prepared for the district government to enable them to improve service delivery in PHC. This report provides a brief situation analysis of PHC in the district, gives a review of the current budget of the district and provide recommendation for budget allocations to cater to needs of women, children and the marginalized groups.

Policy Briefs

The Sub-National Governance Program (SNG), Punjab, conducted a needs assessment study in Bhawalnagar districts to assess gaps in primary health care service delivery. The study identified the needs of the citizens, especially women, children and marginalized groups of the district in primary health care (PHC) sector and after district budget analysis made recommendations to align the PHC budget to meet these needs.

The Sub-National Governance Program (SNG), Punjab, conducted needs assessment study in Hafizabad districts to assess gaps in primary health care service delivery. The study identified the needs of the citizens, especially women, children and marginalized groups of the district in primary health care sector and after district budget analysis made recommendations to align the district sector budget to meet these needs.

As part of policy reform agenda agreed with P&D department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Sub-National Governance Programme (SNG) facilitated district departments in  district Buner for undertaking a needs assessment exercise to foster community-driven planning . Officers of district line departments, community representatives and civil society organizations (CSOs) came together to identify and prioritize development proposals with rough cost estimates which were later approved by District Administration and shared with P&D department. This policy brief gives a synopsis of the whole exercise and its outcome.

As part of policy reform agenda agreed with P&D department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Sub-National Governance Programme (SNG) facilitated district departments in  district D.I.Khan for undertaking a needs assessment exercise to foster community-driven planning . Officers of district line departments, community representatives and civil society organizations (CSOs) came together to identify and prioritize development proposals with rough cost estimates which were later approved by District Administration and shared with P&D department. This policy brief gives a synopsis of the whole exercise and its outcome.

As part of policy reform agenda agreed with P&D department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Sub-National Governance Programme (SNG) facilitated district departments in  district Haripur for undertaking a needs assessment exercise to foster community-driven planning . Officers of district line departments, community representatives and civil society organizations (CSOs) came together to identify and prioritize development proposals with rough cost estimates which were later approved by District Administration and shared with P&D department. This policy brief gives a synopsis of the whole exercise and its outcome.

As part of policy reform agenda agreed with P&D department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Sub-National Governance Programme (SNG) facilitated district departments in  district Karak for undertaking a needs assessment exercise to foster community-driven planning . Officers of district line departments, community representatives and civil society organizations (CSOs) came together to identify and prioritize development proposals with rough cost estimates which were later approved by District Administration and shared with P&D department. This policy brief gives a synopsis of the whole exercise and its outcome.

As part of policy reform agenda agreed with P&D department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Sub-National Governance Programme (SNG) facilitated district departments in  district Lakki Marwat for undertaking a needs assessment exercise to foster community-driven planning . Officers of district line departments, community representatives and civil society organizations (CSOs) came together to identify and prioritize development proposals with rough cost estimates which were later approved by District Administration and shared with P&D department. This policy brief gives a synopsis of the whole exercise and its outcome.

As part of policy reform agenda agreed with P&D department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Sub-National Governance Programme (SNG) facilitated district departments in  district Nowshera for undertaking a needs assessment exercise to foster community-driven planning . Officers of district line departments, community representatives and civil society organizations (CSOs) came together to identify and prioritize development proposals with rough cost estimates which were later approved by District Administration and shared with P&D department. This policy brief gives a synopsis of the whole exercise and its outcome.

Reports on GIS

The SNG Program initiated support and establishment of GIS monitoring mechanisms to enhance the adoption of evidence-based decision-making processes at provincial and district levels. The GIS will initially provide advanced software tools and applications for Geo-education and Geo-health data analysis in the education and health sectors of selected pilot districts, primarily through the use of existing data-sets.

The SNG Program established GIS cells in Sheikhupura and Vehari districts on a pilot basis to enhance district governments’ responsiveness to people’s needs in health and education sectors. Since their inauguration, these cells have enhanced the district governments’ capacity to monitor, plan and deliver services, not just in health and education but in other sectors as well.

Challenge Fund

The District Delivery Challenge Fund (DDCF) brochure 2013 – 2017 documents the achievements of seven pilots initiated in Punjab for improved public service delivery in Education and Health sector, as part of the SNG programme. The brochure also shares the important lessons which contributed towards its success.

The SNG programme’s  Challenge Fund seeks to contribute to the goal of improvement in basic service delivery by providing funds for testing innovative models of services delivery in health and education sectors on a limited scale. This policy brief  gives a summary  of Round I (education)and Round II(health)  pilot projects in Punjab.

The SNG Programme’s  Challenge Fund seeks to contribute to the goal of improvement in basic service delivery by providing funds for testing innovative models in health and education sectors on a limited scale. This brief document gives a summary  of Round I (Education)and Round II (Health)  pilot projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The SNG Programme in collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) organized ‘Punjab Innovation Showcase’, an event to display innovative pilot projects in health and education sectors. This report contains highlights of the event and as well as a brief account of the projects displayed by the SNG Programme at the event which included the 7 DDCF pilots and the use of GIS technology to improve decision-making and service delivery in districts.

Enabling Policy Documents

Integrated Development Strategy (IDS) is the development road map for KP up to 2018. IDS is prepared in a participatory, consultative process engaging parliamentarians, line ministries and departments, development partners, civil society in policy formulation to build ownership of the reform program by Planning and Development Department. The novelty of the framework is to engage development partners to address the issue of isolated and overlapping interventions. For the first time, an effort was made to reach out to development partners to ensure their focus on the government’s priorities.

Strategic Development Partnership Framework (SDPF) reflects a total recasting of the donor-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa relationship – from a traditional donor-recipient relationship to a peer-to-peer partnership. It addresses regional and provincial development challenges, with a clear focus on poverty reduction; inclusive growth achieved through rapid industrialization and better access to more competitive markets; building capacities; sustained service delivery; improved public-private dialogue; enhanced security; and accountable and fair public sector governance.

The compendium of Rules of Business, 2015, Government of KP  has been prepared and published with the technical support of the Sub-National Governance Programme (SNG).

The Planning and Development Guidelines (2015) Government of KP, for Devolved Tiers of Local Governments Under LGA 2013 booklet has been prepared and published with the technical  support of the the Sub-National Governance Programme (SNG).

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa formulated and published this document for the devolved tier of the local government – Village and Neighborhood Councils, in the form of a handy booklet with a technical support from the Sub-National Governance Programme. 

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa formulated and published this document for the devolved tier of the local government – Tehsil Municipal Administration, in the form of a handy booklet with a technical support from the Sub-National Governance Programme.

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa formulated and published this document for the devolved tier of the local government – The District or City District Government, in the form of a handy booklet with a technical support from the Sub-National Governance Programme.

Sales Tax Survey Report - KP

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa survey has been completed in three major districts – Abbotabad, Mardan and Peshawar. Report provides a detailed account of this survey, including methodology, approach, results and policy recommendations. It is expected that findings of this survey would enable the province to further improve the process of collection of revenues in services sector. The survey was conducted by Excise & Taxation department with a technical from SNG.

Economic Growth Strategy - KP

The Strategy gives medium term policy level and institutional level intervention as well as capacity building and infrastructure needs in key sectors like energy, construction, agriculture urbanization trade and social sectors. The strategy will be used by the Government as an explanatory companion to the IDS and serving as a detailed guiding document for the growth sectors. Originally developed by International Growth Centre (IGC), the Strategy was later reviewed by the Planning and Development through a wide range of consultations with stakeholders in the government and as well as the academia, civil society, NGOS and private sectors. Sub-National Governance Programme KP provided technical assistance during the review process and the development of the final draft of the Strategy.

Brochure 2016 PDD - KP

This small booklet summarizes the major reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during 2016 introduced through the Strategic Development Partnership Framework.