The Government of Pakistan introduced a new local government system in 2001. Decentralization Support Programme (DSP) was an initiative of the Government of Pakistan, implemented with the partial funding support of Asian Development Bank, to carry forward reforms in the areas of decentralization, fiscal restructuring and local governance. The overall objective of DSP was to improve local government representation, accountability and efficiency, resulting in improved service delivery.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED
- Prepared Inception report and policy briefing paper on issues related to local governments for discussion in the policy dialogues.
- Organized and conducted four provincial and three federal policy dialogues on: (i) Local Level Law & Order; (ii) Access to Justice: Musalahat Anjuman and District Ombudsman Office; and (iii) Local Level Revenue Generation and Tax Assignment. Participants included senior federal and provincial officials, serving district level and retired superior courts judges, professors, experts, public representatives,.
- Produced policy dialogue outcome reports including policy recommendations on all three issues.
- Translated all three outcome reports into Urdu.
- Designed and published outcome reports for wider dissemination.