Integrating Civil Service Reform with Decentralisation
Case Study on Pakistan
This paper is the second in our series of Working Papers, as part of which prominent development experts and practitioners from around the world are invited to put forward ideas and approaches that should inform the debate on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Dr Munawwar Alam’s paper examines the integration of decentralisation and civil service reforms. Dr Alam outlines how the 2001 Devolution of Power Plan (DOPP) in Pakistan was a transformative reform that successfully achieved simultaneous reorganization of both local government and the civil service.