Executive Workshop on "Fundamentals of Investment Climate"

Executive workshop on "Fundamentals of Investment Climate" on 19th November, 2016. Jointly organized by Punjab Resource Management Program, Planning & Development Department, Government of Punjab and the World Bank Group.

Punjab Resource Management Program, Planning & Development Department, Government of Punjab in collaboration with the World Bank organized one day training workshop on “Fundamentals of Investment Climate” on 19.11.2016 (Saturday) at Shalimar Hall, PC, Hotel, Lahore in continuation of its efforts to build the capacity of the civil servants.  The training of civil servants was part of the overall doing business reform agenda of the Government of Punjab in order to improve investment climate in the province. The reform agenda is being led by Planning & Development Department through the platform of Punjab Resource Management Program, the lead agency for Jobs & Competitiveness and Investment Climate Projects. For this purpose, PRMP, P&D Department mobilized lead international resource persons from World Bank to conduct this training who gave insightful and informative presentations followed by interactive sessions. These resource persons included Senior Private Sector Development Specialists and Senior Economists of the World Bank. The workshop was attended by provincial secretaries, commissioners and Chief Executive Officers of Public Sector Companies.

At this occasion, Mr. Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, Secretary P&D informed the participants that P&D Department has planned series of such trainings/workshops to be held at regular intervals for the civil servants with the help of World Bank. While addressing at the workshop, Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, Chairman P&D Board highlighted the importance of making investment climate conducive for attracting private investments. He also emphasized the need for changing the mindset and culture within the government departments. He further highlighted the importance of investor protection and observed that quantum shift in the approach of civil servants is required in order to improve the business environment of the province. All the participants actively participated in the workshop and suggested that such type of capacity building workshops should be held more frequent.

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