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The world Bank group is a notable stakeholder of PRMP in the past , World Bank financed PCBP I,II,& III .These program have now been closed currently PRMP World Bank are collaborating to implement five years Punjab public Management Reform Program.

Punjab Public Management Reform Program is PforR (Program for Results) funded by the World Bank. 50 million dollars, loan spread over five years. (2013 - 2018) to improve transparency and resource management of seven targeted departments of Punjab. It focuses on enhancing Transparency and Access to Information, Performance Monitoring and Resource Management.

PRMP is the executing agency for the Punjab Public Management Reform Program and will manage and coordinate the Program, facilitate coordination across different government departments, monitor results and generate performance and financial reports on program implementation. It will also serve as a secretariat to the Steering Committee, facilitate the early detection of problems and propose corrective actions.

Implementation Agencies

PPMRP has three Implementation Agencies:
  • Image ViewPunjab information Technology Board (PITB)
  • Image ViewPublic Procurement Regularity Authority (PPRA)
  • Image ViewExcise and Taxation Department (E&TD)

These three agencies will work with line departments to implement the Program interventions in their respective result areas as per their mandate and agreed time lines and sequencing. The Punjab IT Board  will further support all program interventions requiring the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Under this Program Government of Punjab, Planning and Development Department have collaborated with World Bank to launch ‘Punjab Public Management Reform (PPMR) Program. The World Bank funded PPMR program has been designed to strengthen performance monitoring system and feedback loops, improve transparency and access to information and strengthen resource management system of Government of Punjab for efficient service delivery.

The focus of the PPMR Program is on strengthening public information management systems critical for transparency and resource management. Program interventions will strengthen the capacity of Implementing Agencies (IAs) and provide incentives for line departments and public agencies to use them. The core aim being, improved information management systems lead to better resource allocation and performance management resulting in enhanced accountability and service delivery mechanisms.

Result Areas

There are three result areas of the PPMR program which include:
  • Image ViewTransparency and Access to Services
  • Image ViewPerformance Monitoring
  • Image ViewResource Management

Transparency and Access to Services

The objective is to improve citizens’ access to information provided by targeted departments an existing barrier especially in remote and marginalized areas. Lack of information about services increases the transaction cost for citizens and generates opportunities for abuse by middlemen and field level service providers. Facilitating access to information about government services will eventually lead to improved services coverage while reducing the transaction cost for citizens.

A critical constraint for improving service delivery in Punjab is the lack of reliable data on performance of service providers, and in particular, the lack of information about the level and quality of the services rendered by field based public officials. The program will increase transparency of the target departments. To do this end, the program will to ensure accountability and sustain the reform momentum.

Performance Monitoring

The objective is to support smart monitoring and make performance information available for decision making. The PRMP program will help design and implement performance monitoring systems to gather information about service delivery, oversee the performance of key personnel and seek citizens’ feedback about the quality of the services received. The program will make information available to the senior officials, and promote the use of such performance information and user feedback for decision making. The program will also support the public disclosure of performance information.

Resource Management

The objective is to improve the capacity of the province for resource mobilization and better expenditure management. The program will support the provincial government in mobilizing its own revenue to increase the funding available for service delivery initiatives and the sector to sustaining reform efforts. The provincial initiative to realize the potentially large urban immovable property tax and improve the efficiency of public procurement will, therefore, be supported. The program will strengthen the property registries at the district level to complement other ongoing initiatives funded by the government to improve billing on properties and property tax collection systems. As a result of these initiatives, revenue collected property tax is expected to increase faster than the historical annual increase rate (during the lifetime of the program). View Details...

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