Federal Government Quality of Governance Receives 44% Score for 2014-2015; registers improvement over previous year – PILDAT Score Card


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Federal Government Quality of Governance Receives 44% Score for 2014-2015; registers improvement over previous year – PILDAT Score Card


  1. The PML-N led Federal Government earned an overall score of 44% for the Quality of Governance in 2014-2015.
  2. PILDAT’s Score Card is based on the change (in the quality of governance between the first (2013-2014) and the second (2014-2015) years of the Federal Government in office.
  3. The Assessment is based on 27 Governance Assessment Parameters (GAPs), under 5 Pillars of Governance: Rule of Law, Management of Economy, Social Indicators, Service Delivery and Administrative Effectiveness.
  4. The Federal Government performance improved in 4 out of the 5 Governance Pillars, whereas performance for one pillar (Social Indicators) deteriorated.
  5. Federal Government registers improvement in 18 out of the 27 Governance Assessment Parameters; 9 parameters show deterioration
  6. Highlight of Federal Government’s performance has been in Foreign Policy Management garnering highest score of 74%.
  7. Federal Government is weakest in Transparency with a low score of 22%.

April 11: PILDAT’s analysis reveals that the Quality of Governance at the Centre has in general improved in the second year of the Federal Government. The Federal Government received a score of 44%. Out of the 27 Governance Assessment Parameters assessed, Federal Government had shown improvement in performance in 18 parameters and deterioration in 9 parameters.

The Federal Government has emerged strongest in its Foreign Policy Management (74%). Federal Government improved international relations by initiating almost 112 bilateral and/or multilateral peace and reconciliation agreements between Pakistan and other countries in 2014-2015 as compared to 34 in 2013-2014. The Federal Government received the second highest score for Management of Inflation (65%) and third highest for Merit-based Recruitments and Promotions (63%) in the second year of the Government, since assuming office in 2013.

The weakest performance has been under Transparency with a low score of 22%. The Federal Government has not yet passed the reformed Right to Information (RTI) Bill. The Bill, passed in February 2014 by the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, has since awaited the approval of the Federal Cabinet to be tabled in the Parliament.

This Score Card is the second of its kind in this series of Federal and Provincial Score Cards on the Assessment of the Quality of Governance in the second year of the Governments in Office. Earlier on March 31, 2016 PILDAT released Score Cards on Comparative Assessment of the Quality of Governance of the Provincial Governments, which can be found on the PILDAT Website.

In this stand-alone assessment of the Quality of Governance, the Federal Government received an average score of 42% for Rule of Law, 44% for Management of Economy, 50% for Administrative Effectiveness, and the highest for Service Delivery at 51%. For Social Indicators with a score of 30% the PML-N Government’s performance deteriorated during its second year in Office.

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 by no means an exercise in finger pointing at the Government, but in fact is a collaborative effort intended to enable us in making informed, fact-based assessment regarding governance at the Center.

PILDAT has assessed the overall performance of the Federal Government across 27 parameters by calculating percentage change for over 100 governance indicators from 2013-2014 to 2014-2015. Scores were assigned on a scale of 1-5 depending on the magnitude of the percentage increase or decrease. The scores of the Federal Government are not to be compared with the Provincial Governments since the Provinces were scored under a different methodology and relative to each other. 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.). The Scores were calculated by aggregating policy (25% weightage) and implementation scores (75% weightage).

The corresponding analyses for the scores can be found in the detailed Score Card compiled by PILDAT, which can be accessed at:


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