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> Quality of Federal Governance improves but barely crosses 50% mark in 2015-2016; above-average performance in 19 of 25 areas of assessment in PILDAT’s Scorecard; Transparency at dismal 21%;
PILDAT releases 2015-16 Federal Governance Scorecard

   
 
Quality of Governance
February 21, 2017
Islamabad

   

Quality of Federal Governance improves but barely crosses 50% mark in 2015-2016; above-average performance in 19 of 25 areas of assessment in PILDAT’s Scorecard; Transparency at dismal 21%;

PILDAT releases 2015-16 Federal Governance Scorecard

  1. Federal Quality of Governance barely crossed 50% mark as it earned an overall score of 51% in 2015-2016 improving by 7 percentage points from the score of 44% in 2014-2015

  2. Performance in 6 parameters registered below average performance

  3. The Governance Score Card is based on the change (in the quality of governance between the second (2014-2015) and the third (2015-2016) years of the Federal Government in office

  4. Highest score of 87% was earned by Management of Inflation; followed by Peace, Stability and Order at 73% and third to Healthcare at 68%

  5. Federal Governance in Transparency received the lowest score at 21% consistent with the assessment for 2014-2015 as the lowest performing parameter

February 21: Quality of Federal Governance scored 51% in 2015-2016 with Management of Inflation getting the highest score of 87% and Transparency receiving the lowest score of 21%.

Federal Governance Score in 2015-2016 has improved by 7 percentage points from the score of 44% in 2014-2015 Federal Governance assessment.

PILDAT Score Card Quality on Quality of Federal Governance in the third year highlights major governance developments during 2015-2016 through a comparative analysis of the performance against various parameters and sub-parameters between 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 to identify low and high performing indicators.

Improvements have been recorded in all five pillars of governance: Rule of Law, Management of the Economy, Social Indicators, Service Delivery and Administrative Effectiveness. Of the 25 sub-divisions of pillars of governance, above average performance was recorded in 19 parameters, while below average performance was recorded in 6 parameters.

The most improvement observed in Federal Governance was in the Management of Inflation with a score of 88%. Improvements in the management of monetary policy and the global fall in oil prices resulted in a low average rate of inflation of 2.8% in 2015-2016. The second highest score was observed in Peace, Stability and Order (73%) owing to the increase in the number of insurgents/terrorists neutralized and third highest to Healthcare (68%) due to decreasing Infant and Maternal Mortality rates.

As the sub parameter that demonstrated the highest improvement in PILDATs assessment compared to the previous year’s Scorecard, Investment Friendliness earned a score of 67% in 2015-2016 compared to the score of 27% in 2014-2015. This was due to an increase in the total amount of Foreign Direct Investment in Pakistan rising by 38% from US $ 922.9 million in 2014-2015 to US $ 1,281 million in 2015-2016.

Transparency has consistently been recorded as the poorest performing aspect of Federal Governance. A score of 21% was assigned to Transparency due to the continued absence of a progressive Right to Information Legislation at the centre. PILDATs analysis for 2014-2015 also assigned the lowest score to Transparency.

The objective behind PILDAT's initiative on assessment of the Quality of Governance is to highlight key areas of strengths and potential areas requiring improvement in the quality of governance.  The initiative is intended as a collaborative effort to enable the government and the public in making informed, fact-based assessment regarding governance at the centre. PILDAT annually compiles the report after a year-long collection and analysis of data gathered from various ministries, divisions, international agencies and media.

The complete report can be accessed at:

http://www.pildat.org/Publications/publication/GovernanceAssessment/
ScoreCardonQualityofGovernanceThirdYearoftheFederalGovernment
_2015-2016.pdf

Methodology
PILDAT has assessed the overall performance of the Federal Government across 25 parameters by calculating percentage change for over 100 governance indicators from 2014-2015 to 2015-2016. Scores were assigned on a scale of 1-5 depending on the magnitude of the percentage increase or decrease. The Scores were calculated by aggregating policy (25% weightage) and implementation scores (75% weightage). The data for the Federal Score Card was requested by PILDAT and provided by the Federal Government. It was supplemented with published surveys (i.e. Labor Force Survey, Pakistan Economic Survey, PSLM etc.).

Scores assigned in PILDATs Scorecard Assessment of Quality of Governance: Third Year of Governance by the Federal Government: 2015- 2016 and 2014-2015