Governance and Civil Service Reform (English)

January 5, 2018

Governance remains Pakistan’s biggest challenge as we have seen in many of our podcasts.  Recent news also confirms the importance of understanding and improving our governance.  I know I have often argued civil service is an important component of any governments reform that Pakistan might undertake.

Saeed Shafqat is an important thinker in the area of civil service reform and governments. He has written many important research articles on the subject has been training civil servants for many decades. He also heads FC College University Center for Public Policy and Governance.

We discuss the underpinnings of governance reform

  • The need to change the culture of governance through deep seated reform of both politics and the civil service
  • The need to reimagine governance and within it the kinds of supporting technical professional, administrative, judicial legal regulatory systems that are now needed
  • We remain embedded in colonial systems that are too stretched to meet the needs of a much larger population, growing globalization and major technological challenges

Listen to this and let us reinvigorate research and debate into change. 

Listen to this fascinating discussion. There is much to learn and research here. 

You can also look at my book “Looking Back: How Pakistan Became an Asian Tiger in 2050” now available in hard copy in Pakistan. Soft copy here.

Listen and learn and write some papers on this subject.  Don’t forget to cite Soch Bichar

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