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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

Team

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Mujib Sadozai
Programme Director

Mujib Sadozai is a Principal Consultant at Oxford Policy Management with extensive experience in governance and public sector management reforms, through policy design and policy implementation at the national, provincial, and local levels. His focus has been on institutional development in areas such as development planning, devolution, and local service delivery.

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Usman Ahmed Chaudhry
Programme Team Lead Punjab

Usman Ahmed Chaudhry is an experienced and committed professional with over 23 years of diverse experience in the public and development sector. During his professional career in the civil service of Pakistan, he has worked in key leadership positions at all tiers of the government that include federal, provincial, and local levels. His areas of expertise include public financial management, planning, and institutional development.

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Dr Raheal Ahmad Siddiqui
Programme Team Lead Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Dr. Raheal Ahmad Siddiqui serves as the Provincial Manager for the SNG Programme in KP. He has over 30 years of diverse experience in public management and governance reform across sectors including education, subnational revenues, water and energy, and planning and development. Dr. Siddiqui specializes in implementing institutional reforms and enhancing governance effectiveness, leading to improved service delivery at the national, provincial, and local levels.

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Muhammad Riaz
District Team Lead Punjab

Muhammad Riaz, a civil servant from the Pakistan Administrative Services (PAS), has extensive experience in various roles across Punjab over a decade. He holds a Chevening scholarship (2017-18) and pursued an MSc. in Development Studies at SOAS University of London, complementing his academic background, which includes an MA in English Literature from the University of Sindh, an LLB from B.Z.U. Multan, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Sindh.

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Umer Abdul Aziz
District Team Lead Khyber Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Umer Abdul Aziz is a seasoned professional renowned for his transformative work in the development sector. He excels in strategic reforms, enhancing efficiency across governmental bodies at all levels. His expertise includes financial management, governance refinement, and accountability measures, all geared toward improving citizen services. With a passion for innovation and collaboration, he strives for inclusive development and flourishing communities.

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Kashif Ali
District Team Lead Khyber Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Kashif Ali, a Pakistan Administrative Service officer, brings over 15 years of experience in public and private sectors, focusing on Public Policy, PFM, Governance, and Laws. His previous roles include Deputy Commissioner Larkana, Deputy Secretary to Chief Minister Sindh, and various other key positions. Kashif holds degrees in Public Affairs, Law, and English Literature from prestigious institutions including Indiana University and the University of Lahore.

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