While PILDAT continued to assess performance of many policies and institutions related to governance since 2002 while facilitating Parliamentarians, Political Parties, Governments and Media to institute required reforms in areas including health and education, national and provincial affairs, water resource management and sharing as well as foreign policy and regional relations, in 2013 PILDAT developed an indigenous framework for systematically assessing quality of governance in Pakistan’s Federal and 4 Provincial Governments. The framework has included two-tier assessments – seeking and documenting of public opinion poll annually on the quality of governance in Pakistan and the performance assessment Score Cards based on obtaining published data from Federal and Provincial Governments.
Based on this framework since 2013, PILDAT has carried out annual assessment of quality of governance in Federal and Provincial Governments in the shape of Score Cards. Through developing the governance assessment framework and compiling annual scorecards from 2013-2016, PILDAT’s endeavour sought to understand the extent to which Pakistan’s democratically elected governments have delivered to their respective citizens in terms of providing good governance.
As the PILDAT assessment of quality of governance at the Federal and Provincial levels have been carried out as collaborative efforts by seeking published data from Governments, these assessments highlight areas of strengths and potential areas that may require improvements with the objective that policymakers, Government officials and politicians, alongside citizens and media, will benefit from the perspectives highlighted in governance assessment score cards.
Not only that the Federal and 4 Provincial Governments have been forthcoming in sharing data on governance every year reflecting Pakistan’s commitment to requirements of openness and transparency, the Governments have been very keen to receive, analyse and use the governance assessments and score cards annually.
PILDAT is a dynamic organisation and continues to evaluate, calibrate and adapt its approaches and methodologies to reach the desired goals in our work. Following are some of the key approaches to our work:
PILDAT is widely recognised for the following key strengths:
Following key services are offered by PILDAT:
Following major projects have been conceptualised and delivered successfully by PILDAT in the area:
Following are some of the key development partners who have supported PILDAT’s initiatives in this field: