Under our overall focus on Assessment the Quality of Governance in Pakistan, PILDAT assesses the performance of individual Ministries from time to time in order to provide the citizens with information on their role and working. The Assessment of the Performance of the Ministry of Water and Power: June 2015 – June 2016 is the third report of its kind by PILDAT. This paper was preceded by an assessment of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional training in the first year of the Government (2013-2014) and by an assessment of the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination in the second year of the Government (2014-2015).
Authored by Ms. Nargis Sethi, Former Federal Secretary, Ministry of Water and Power, and based on an assessment framework prepared by PLDAT, the paper looks at the role and functions of the Ministry, its budgetary allocation set against targets, and comments on its performance during the third year of the Federal Government, i.e. 2015-2016.
PILDAT’s initiative to assess the performance of the Ministries is designed as an effort to highlight areas of strengths and potential areas requiring improvement in the performance of Ministries based on the set goals and targets. The objective of this exercise is to facilitate citizens in making an informed judgement about the performance of public institutions and engage with them on required reform.