Governance and Policy Project – Balochistan

Objective

GPP Balochistan was built on the achievements of the Governance Support Project (GSP) to deepen institutional reforms, and target specific outcomes in the Government’s development priorities, which are expected to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Grant Amount: US$ 16 million
Duration: January 18, 2017 - June 30, 2020
Area:
Balochistan

PCNA Pillar

Strategic Objective 1: Build responsiveness and effectiveness of the State.

Objective

To strengthen the capacity for Sales Tax on Services collection, and improve accountability in public financial management and public service delivery in the education and irrigation sectors in Balochistan

Beneficiaries

P&D Department
Finance Department
Education Department
Irrigation Department
Balochistan Revenue Authority
Grievance redress institutions (Office of the Balochistan Ombudsman, Anti-Corruption Department)
Public Accounts Committee, Provincial Assembly, Balochistan

Disbursement

US$ 3 million

Achievements as of June 2017

  • Balochistan Revenue Authority (BRA) collection exceeded the target for sales tax collection. GPP’s targeted a five-percent increase in FY 15-16 (PKR 2.2 billion).
  • The Government of Balochistan approved the reorganization of the Finance Department with new units for tax policy, risk assessment, debt and investment management.
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