INTRODUCTION

Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, non-partisan, civil society organization working for the promotion of public accountability and good governance. CGPA was established in 2011, and registered in January 2012 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. CGPA is governed by a Board of Directors, comprising of seven members.

VISION

To be a leader in research-based advocacy and capacity building on governance and public accountability in Pakistan.

MISSION

Realization of just, inclusive and equitable society where citizens can lead their political, social, and economic life to their full potentialities with lasting peace, rule of law, and democracy


BACKGROUND 

The establishment of CGPA stems from the realization that failure of governance and lack of public accountability has led to a trust deficit between state and society in Pakistan. The importance of good governance, rule of law and public accountability for stabilization and conflict transformation cannot be overlooked. This is specifically true about the areas, which are worst affected by conflict and terrorism in Pakistan.


CGPA believes that key to resolving conflict and underdevelopment in Pakistan is bridging the gap between citizens and state and building citizens’ trust in state institutions. CGPA approaches this issue by articulating and promoting citizens’ voices on key governance issues and strengthening state’s response to citizens’ grievances. Generating active and responsible citizenry is central to CGPA strategy for public accountability. CGPA believes in constructive engagement with state entities for promotion of organization’s objectives.


List of BOD for the Year 2024          

Name
Designation
Naveed Iqbal

Member

Wisal Muhammad

Member

Muslim Khan

Member

Professor Saleh Muhammad (PhD)

Member

Madiha Saleem

Member

Mr. Husan Taj

Member

Irum Azmat

Chairperson


Advisors

Arsalan Haneef - Advisor CGPA
Arsalan Haneef


Arsalan Haneef is a former civil servant who has two master’s degrees—one in economics (Pakistan) and the other in accounting (USA). He started his career as civil servant and worked as advisory consultant also intermittently till 2015 when he left civil service to focus on the work that interests him. For the most part, he has been involved in implementation of PFM reforms at national and sub-national levels. Key areas where he has delivered significant outputs include

  1. automation of budgeting, accounting and financial reporting system at federal and provincial levels
  2. Establishment of access to justice fund in the supreme court of Pakistan and citizens-institutions platform for improved service deliver delivery
  3. Climate change expenditure tracking system and integration of climate considerations in medium-term planning and budgeting process at federal and provincial levels
  4. Development of labor market information system; (e) performance grants system for federal government;
  5. Government auditing reforms, including the implementation of Audit Management Information System (AMIS), Citizens Participatory Audits etc.
  6. E-procurement system in government
  7. Integration of innovative approaches in public procurements to graduate BISP’s beneficiaries out of poverty
  8. Innovative service delivery models in KP and Punjab for provisioning of basic health and education services
  9. Public private partnerships etc.

He has experience of working with all leading donors i.e. World Bank, USAID, DFID, UNDP, UNIDO, ADB, IFAD. Apart from Pakistan, he has also worked in Egypt, Austria, India, UAE, Norway, the Philippine and several countries of West Africa.


Syed Aamer Abdullah (PhD) - CGPA Advisor
Syed Aamer Abdullah (PhD)





OUR TEAM

Muhammad Anwar - Executive Director CGPA

Muhammad Anwar

Executive Director

Babar Jamil

Program Manager

Asim Babar

Manager Finance

Zubair Faisal Abbasi - Advisor Social Development Strategies - CGPA TEAM

Zubair Faisal

Advisor Social Development Strategies

Abid shahzad awan - Team Lead

Abid Shahzad

Team Lead

Ihtizaz

Research Assistant

Deedar Khan - Admin Officer CGPA

Deedar KHAN

Admin Officer

Suleman Ghani - Admin Officer - CGPA Team

Suleman Ghani

Admin Officer

Shahzad ASGHAR

Finance Officer

ASJAD SALEEM - HR Officer

Asjad SALEEM

HR Officer

Urooj - Graphic Designer - CGPA Team

Urooj KHAN

Graphic Designer

Umme Kulsoom - Program Manager - CGPA Team

Umme KULSOOM

Program Manager

Kiran Shah Tawab

Project Officer

Shahzadi Rubab Zeb - Program Officer CGPA

Shahzadi Rubab Zeb

Program Officer

Umme Kulsoom - Program Manager - CGPA Team

Hina TILLAT

Technical Expert

Mehnaz

Supervisor Chitral - Internet Dost Programme

Sadia - District Supervisor kohat Internet Dost Programme

Sadia

District Supervisor Kohat Internet Dost Programme

Tanzila

District Supervisor Lower Dir - Internet Dost Programme

Sabroon - District Supervisor Swat

Sabroon

District Supervisor Swat - Internet Dost Programme

Sarwat - District Supervisor Upper Dir - Internet Dost Programme

Sarwat

District Supervisor Upper Dir - Internet Dost Programme

Ms. Shazia - District Supervisor Mansehra - Internet Dost Programme

Shazia

District Supervisor Mansehra - Internet Dost Programme

Zil e Huma Durrani - Field Coordinator - Hazara Division - CGPA Team

Zil e Huma Durrani

Field Coordinator - Hazara Division

Khesrud Din Shah -Dikhan division - Field Coordinator - CGPA Team

Khesrud Din Shah

Field Coordinator - D.I.khan Division

Azmat Ullah

Field Coordinator - Peshawar Division

Farman Ali - Field Coordinator - Malakand Division - CGPA Team

Farman Ali

Field Coordinator - Malakand Division

Farhan Ali

Office Boy

Ayub John

Driver

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