The ‘Assessment of the Quality of Governance in Pakistan: First Year of the Federal and Provincial Governments 2013 – 2014: A Compilation of Experts’ Analyses: Volume 1′ consists of a series of assessments by experts in various fields of Governance, who explore the achievements of the five Federal and Provincial Governments upon the completion of their first year since May 2013, their weaknesses, and the ways by which they can improve performance in subsequent years. This compilation is based on an indigenous framework that has been developed by PILDAT with the valuable input of a 27-member Governance Assessment Group consisting of some of the most eminent experts from the country. The resultant analyses form part of PILDAT’s on-going initiative to assess the quality of governance in Pakistan under its Democracy and Governance Programme. Under this programme, PILDAT examines the performance of the Federal and Provincial Governments in 2013-2014 in comparison to previous years. As democracy has made progress in Pakistan over the years, PILDAT believes that focus should be on performance of democracy, separate from the process of democracy, to gauge how democracy has delivered to the citizens in terms of providing good governance.