About us

Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s provincial and local administrations are the focus of the Sub-National Governance Program (SNG). One of its main goals is to help these governments to improve their planning and budgeting processes as well as their ability to raise income transparently. More than 140 million people, particularly the poor, are expected to benefit from the SNG’s technical support in both provinces.

What we do

SNG-II is an FCDO funded four-year technical assistance programme supporting provincial and district governments in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to improve planning, financial management and governance, and build sustainable capacities for improved service delivery. More than 140 million people are expected to benefit from SNG’s technical support in both provinces. At impact level, the programme aims to strengthen democracy, prioritise economic growth and reduce poverty in Pakistan.

SNG-II recognises that reforms must be sustainable, and is supporting behavioural change across four transformations:

  • Creating a performance-driven culture across the civil service
  • Enabling true fiscal decentralisation on evidence-based local needs
  • Improving fiscal efficiency and revenue collection to fund those needs
  • Ensuring transparency for citizen to hold government to account

At the output level, SNG-II is working across four workstreams and a cross cutting area to achieve its objectives:

  1. Planning and budgeting: technical assistance to strengthen planning and budgeting capacities and processes in provincial and local government, including citizen engagement.
  2. Institutional strengthening (with a focus on post-Covid recovery and climate change): helping provincial and local governments improve institutional capacities to plan and deliver post-Covid recovery; support to plan and finance management of climate change.
  3. Fiscal space: helping governments generate and free up more resources that can be utilised for the delivery of services.
  4. Innovative approaches: piloting and scaling up innovative approaches to improving evidence-based policymaking, and planning, governance and action-oriented research.
  5. Accountability, inclusion & transparency: supporting provincial and local governments in mainstreaming accountability, transparency and inclusiveness in governance and Public Financial Management

OUR WORK

Planning and budgeting

Improve how provincial and local governments plan and budget, and follow through with budget execution in an efficient, effective and transparent manner

Institutional Strengthening

Strengthen institutional capacity for governance and public financial management, with a focus on post-Covid recovery and climate change

Fiscal Space

Strengthen revenue policy and revenue administration for additional resource generation through tax and non-tax measures

Innovation & Action Research

Improve governance and public financial management through research and innovation pilots

X-cutting: Accountability, Inclusion & Transparency

Support the mainstreaming of inclusion, accountability, and transparency in government planning and budgeting processes

WHERE WE WORK

SNG works with provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and with local governments in 6 districts in Punjab and 12 districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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Lakki Marwat

Bannu

Hangu

Kohat

Bajaur

Lower Dir

Swat

Shangla

Manshera

Haripur

Swabi

Bunner

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Rahim Yar Khan

Bahawalpur

Multan

Kasur

Nankana Sahib

Sialkot

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