The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms on Wednesday, signed an agreement for $11.6 million with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support implementation of key governance reforms at federal and provincial levels, over four year period.

According to a handout the joint project will further improve the effectiveness of the Commission to convene, analyze, propose and support the implementation of select key reforms including monitoring and evaluation of development programmes; poverty and inequality monitoring and state structure modernisation.  

The Planning Commission will be assisted by UNDP’s technical expertise through its Center for Public Service Excellence in Singapore and the Bangkok Regional Hub.

 The Federal Minister of Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal said, that the joint venture was aimed to bring a transformational change where the civil servants would redefine their role and mission in light of national development goals and nation’s aspirations.