Government of the Punjab is implementing 5-years “Punjab Cities Governance Improvement Project (PCGIP)” with financial assistance from the World Bank in five major districts including Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Multan. The project is focused on strengthening the governance system in partner City District Governments (CDGs) and entities for improved government service delivery.

PCGIP is a USD 150 million, five-year results based project. The PCGIP has evolved from a comprehensive urban sector dialogue between the World Bank and the provincial government over the last several years. The project builds on the policy reforms already undertaken by GoPunjab, and focuses on the stage 2 of the urban agenda: strengthening urban governance – the institutions and management systems.

The project utilizes a results based approach and, consistent with this focus, the disbursement decision will be based on achievement of pre-specified results, referred to as Disbursement linked Indicators (DLIs), determined in partnership with the government. The DLIs reflect priority elements in furthering the government’s urban agenda, critical at the provincial level, within the existing legislative, regulative and policy framework of the government. They include intermediate outcomes, incremental steps and results contributing to improved efficiency and effectiveness during and beyond the project. The PCGI project development objectives include providing support to the Province of Punjab’s cities in the following major areas:

  • Strengthening systems for improved planning, resource management, and accountability, and
  • Improving the Province of Punjab’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency.

For More Details of the project, please visit PCGIP official Website