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Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) Centre for Public Policy and Governance Message from the Rector Message from the Director Strategic Outlook Executive MA in Public Policy (1 year Program) Program Structure and Curriculum Program Highlights Academic Calendar Admissions MA in Public Policy (2 year Program) Short Term Courses and Programs Seminars, Workshops and Conferences Faculty Board of Advisors Facilities Course Participants Student Composition Course Descriptions Contact Us 2 3 4 5 6 10 10 14 15 16 18 20 22 25 34 35 37 43 45 52

Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)

Forman Christian College (FCC), a Chartered University since 2004, has a long and distinguished history of academic excellence in South Asia. Developing leaders who understand the value of service has been the hallmark of education at FCC since 1864. One of the oldest institutions of higher education in Pakistan, FCC encourages its students to pursue excellence in academics as well as contribute to the university and community at large. The university has built a reputation for providing outstanding education through an innovative curriculum, rigorous academic programs and dedicated faculty and sta . Its programs are designed to teach students how to think, solve problems, communicate e ectively and be lifelong learners. Situated in the heart of Lahore, the university o ers a quiet academic environment with excellent facilities on its 108 acre green campus. In the academic year 2009-10, FCC enrolled over 4,400 students in its university (Baccalaureate and Masters) and college (Intermediate) programs. The four-year Baccalaureate Honors program o ers 18 majors. Graduation requirements are in the best tradition of a liberal arts education, balancing breadth and depth of study, and preparation for career and citizenship. At the postgraduate level, FCC currently o ers advanced degrees in Business Administration, Economics, Biotechnology and Chemistry. On the professional (postgraduate) front, FCC pro ers a Diploma in ELT for in-service teachers, and an Executive MA in Public Policy and Governance for experienced professionals. The latest additions to FCC building repertoire the Elahi Building for Business and Social Sciences and the Armacost Science Building provide a complete range of state-of-the-art facilities for students. The 162-strong university faculty includes 76 with doctoral degrees, most from universities in the USA and UK. This ratio (47%) of PhDs is one of the highest for any university in Pakistan. Each year, FCC conducts extensive professional development workshops to assist its faculty members in making the transition from conventional teaching models to a more proactive system in which they have full responsibility for course planning, syllabus development, assessment and grading. Faculty links with the industry and the public sector ensure that students get exposure to both theory and practical applications in their studies. The university strives to be truly representative of Pakistan, encouraging potential students from all regional backgrounds, faiths, ethnic groups and cultures. FCC was the rst co-educational college in this part of the world, and continues this tradition with female students currently making up almost a third of the university student body. FCCs goal, through its curriculum and co-curricular programs, is to develop leaders for Pakistan who live by its motto: BY LOVE, SERVE ONE ANOTHER. For more information, visit the Forman Christian College website:

Centre for Public Policy and Governance

The concept of the Centre for Public Policy and Governance (CPPG) was initiated by the Rector of Forman Christian College in conjunction with the Director, CPPG, in July of 2007. This was followed by development of a strategic plan and building of an advisory board for the Centre. Envisioned as an academic, research and training institute, the rst member of the research team was hired in spring of 2008 followed by the launch of Faculty Seminar Series and the Research & News Quarterly publication. Over the course of the year 2008-09, the Centre supported by university faculty and its advisors formulated the curriculum for the rst-of-its-kind Executive MA in Public Policy, geared towards training public, private and non-pro t sector managers with several years of experience under their belt. Additionally, CPPG organized academic seminars and workshops, brought out regular issues of the Quarterly, published an Occasional Paper and co-hosted an International Conference during the same time. The strength of the faculty increased to four permanent and four visiting fellows, and support administrative sta increased to two. Infrastructure developments included a small but growing library, a 20 workstation computer lab and an Executive Seminar Room. The Executive MA in Public Policy program started in the Fall of 2009 with a class of ten, comprising of public and non-governmental sectors. Classes were held four days a week while at least one academic seminar was organized every month. In addition to hosting more than ten academic seminars, CPPG also organized three policy dialogues on Civil Services Reform, Agriculture Policy Implementation and Urban Policy while initiating its short-term training series with a 3-day course on Public Financial Management. The overall student experience included theoretical frameworks and skills development, enriched by the multitudes of activities at CPPG. The students are now preparing to nalize their research proposals having gone through a rigorous process of discussions with their supervisor and presentations to the faculty. CPPG looks forward to producing quality research through its course participants as it gears for the next academic year with greater faculty strength and an increased vigour to generate research and contribute towards evidence based policy making in the country. For more information, visit the CPPG website:

Message from the Rector

After being in Pakistan for several years with a better understanding of the ground realities, I thought that it was important to use the expertise of academia to work directly with government o cials to develop wise public policy, and to make a di erence in the life of the broader community. Although the university directly transforms the lives of individuals through our educational programs, we, at FCC, sought additional ways to make a contribution to the broader community of which we are a part. I have personally seen the impact of such an initiative earlier in my career as President of an academic institution where practitioners and theoreticians came together to research and devise public policy. The reason for establishing the Centre for Public Policy and Governance and our proposed Academy of Senior Professionals at Forman Christian College ts well with this vision as academics and experienced practitioners can work together to share their wealth of knowledge with students to impart professional experience, pursue academic excellence and enrich research. Dr Peter H. Armacost Rector Forman Christian College

Message from the Director

The Centre for Public Policy and Governance at FC College aspires to promote inter-disciplinary teaching, academic and policy relevant discourse on Public Policy and Governance. Since its inception in July 2007, the Centre has initiated and sustained its Monthly Seminar Series, inviting eminent scholars and policy makers, while encouraging FCC faculty to share their research in the Series. These deliberations are shared with the stakeholders and public through CPPGs Research and News Quarterly. It is only after due deliberative and consultative process that we launched the Executive MA in Public Policy in Fall 2009. The program is multidisciplinary, integrated with the Centres research focus, and is designed to impart professional skills with theoretical rigor, employing and enhancing practitioners rich experience and knowledge base. We are con dent that by 2012 this program will be followed by a regular two years Masters and a PhD program. Be a pioneer and join the program with the spirit that you can contribute towards redesigning the policies in your country. Dr Saeed Shafqat Professor & Director Centre for Public Policy & Governance

Strategic Outlook
Mission The Centre for Public Policy and Governance aspires to promote and disseminate teaching and research on public policy that centre stage citizen welfare, distributive justice and participative development, humane governance and consultative and transparent policy process in Pakistan. Rationale CPPG is designed to combine the functions of teaching, training and research (Think Tank) through Masters/Doctoral degree programs in Public Policy all these would be interwoven and complement each other. This is our response to the growing concern among civil society activists, parents and citizens that public policy and governance issues have not received the attention they deserve from the politicians, elites and policy makers in Pakistan and there is a general dearth of understanding on how to adopt and pursue appropriate public policies. CPPG aims to serve this neglected and undeveloped program in Pakistans academic setting and policy framework. Goals and Objectives The Centre aims to nurture a new generation of Pakistani scholars and policy analysts and envisions contributing towards training and skill development of public o cials, and non-pro t and business managers. CPPG aims to set a research agenda and design degree programs to attract scholars, experts, professionals and potential participants from the states of Greater South Asia (Central Asia, Gulf region and South Asia).

To ful l these objectives, the Centre actively pursues its activities in three key domains: As an academic institution, it imparts quality education based on an innovative curriculum designed with domestic needs in mind. As a policy think tank, it conducts applied and evidence-based research to inform the policy process. In addition, it organizes academic conferences, seminars and workshops for advocacy and raising awareness on public policy issues. As a training institute, it devises and conducts short term skills oriented trainings for public sector professionals. Through its academic programs, multidisciplinary research agenda, collaborative research initiatives, seminars, conferences, training workshops, publications and outreach, CPPG plans to provide technical and conceptual skills, policy analysis and formulation in a broad spectrum of Public Policy and Governance areas including: Policy challenges in Education, Health and Population Policy, Institutional Analysis and Capacity Building Policy Evaluation and Implementation Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Change Con ict Resolution and Management Defence (Security) and Foreign Policy State, Society and Governance Challenges Legal system, Criminal Justice and Policing Terrorism, Democratic Pluralism, Human rights Energy and Transportation Migration and Urbanization Rural Development and Agriculture Policy Environment and Global Warming Globalization and Corporate Governance Economics and Public Policy


Executive MA in Public Policy (1 year Program)

The Centre for Public Policy and Governance is o ering the rst-of-its-kind inter-disciplinary and analytical degree program in Public Policy. Innovatively designed to cater to professional needs of mid-career leaders in the public, non-pro t and private sectors, the program integrates domestic requirements, philosophical dimensions and futuristic vision to promote leadership qualities, inculcate ethical values and develop analytical expertise in formulating citizen friendly policies and in providing e cient and transparent governance. The program consists of three semesters requiring the completion of 32 credit hours. It has 1 year duration while all classes are scheduled in the afternoon to facilitate working professionals. Program Structure and Curriculum To blend the diverse educational background of students and emphasize the applied nature of the program, all participants will take the following four Required courses for grounding in concepts and skills that are essential for todays policy leaders: Introduction to Public Policy Introduction to Statistics, Economics and Accounting Concepts ICT Concepts and Tools for Policy Makers Research Methods Conceived as a professional degree, the program draws attention to communication, analytical and technological skills, thus a section of the curriculum is dedicated to Skills Development courses: Writing and Communicating Public Policy Policy Analysis: Policy Design Cost Bene t Analysis E-governance and Technology Policy Quantitative Techniques for Policy Making and Administration


Planned as an advanced degree in social sciences, the program would initially impart theoretical grounding and problem solving skills in two Concentration Areas: Governance, Democracy and Institution Building (GDIB) Environment, Demography and Urban Change (EDUC) These concentrations are further elaborated upon on page 12. The diverse and applied nature of the program encourages participants to discuss and debate their experiences, innovative ideas and vision. A Research Thesis under active faculty guidance on an actionable policy issue provides the opportunity to develop a policy paper to re-design public policy and in uence the policy process of your interest and passion.


Concentration Areas
Governance, Democracy, Institution Building (GDIB) Improving governance, constructing representative, transparent and accountable government, enhancing civil society and reviving and revitalizing institutions remain critical public policy issues in Pakistan, like many developing countries. This concentration will explore various topics: from civil services reform to local bodies; autonomy and independence of judiciary to interface between bureaucracy and political parties in a democratic setup; issues pertaining to productive functioning of provincial and national assemblies to training of legislators; skill development of bureaucrats, and the role of Election Commission of Pakistan. The class discussion would involve both theoretical aspects as well as an understanding of ground realities. Following is a representative list of courses in this concentration: Federalism and Decentralization Political Institutions and Policy Process Governance and Management in Multicultural Society Leadership theories, Governance & Management Change Organization Theory & Human Resource Management Political Economy of Public Policy Environment Policy, Demography, and Urban Change (EDUC) Environmental decay, rising population and accelerated urbanization is visible in Pakistan. Demographic change is phenomenal. The country has a population of 170 million and growing at a rate of 2% per annum. Forecasts of demographic transition in Pakistan raise concerns about citizen security, environmental decay, challenges of urban governance, energy self su ciency, water conservation, employment generation, peace, security, governance and the list is unending. Population is a human resource that demands investment in improving its quality, productivity and skills. The concentration will explore the nexus between environment, urban change and demographic transition, speci cally exploring questions in population strategy that helps in managing demographic transition and is not simply a Family planning/Reproductive health issue but a core national issue, which has implications for the very survival and e cient functioning of the Pakistani nationstate. Following is the course list of the concentration: Environmental Issues and Public Policy The Informal Sector Demography & Security Urban Growth, Environment & Security in South Asia Gender & Population


Proposed Curriculum
Required Courses Introduction to Public Policy Introduction to Statistics, Economics and Accounting Concepts ICT Concepts and Tools for Policy Makers Concentration Elective* Courses GDIB > Federalism and Decentralization EDUC > Environmental Issues and Public Policy GDIB > Political Institutions and Policy Process > Organization Theory and Human Resource Management EDUC > The Informal Sector > Demography and Security Skills Development Courses

Semester - I

Semester - II

Research Methods

Cost Bene t Analysis

Semester - III

Research Thesis

Writing and Communicating Public Policy

Tentative schedule; course o erings are subject to change.

* Students may select courses from one of the two Concentrations Areas, GDIB and EDUC.


Program Highlights
Distinctive Features Skills-based Curriculum that blends theoretical, skills speci c and real life experiences into an integrated module. A Motivational instructional method develops Leadership Skills empowered to combine professional skills with natural instincts to excel and lead. Driven by the logic of Technological Change, implying the future of any organization public, private or non-pro t would be a ected by technology. The Current trends in information technology and their possible usage to further policy objectives would be explored. Instructional Methods Most courses o ered are 3 credit hours each but may have di erent methods of instruction including classroom lectures, lab sessions or interactive seminars, depending upon the nature of the course. The lecture course consists of two 112 hour lectures a week. The lab course will have one class a week comprising of 3 hour lab sessions, while the seminar courses will have a 3 hour class every week organized according to the prerogative of the instructor. Career Prospects Upon completion of the degree, the graduates will be able to enhance and consolidate their careers in numerous arenas including potential experts of a speci c or set of public policies, program coordinators for provincial and local governments, inter-agency managers, data and policy analysts, and government liaison managers for private businesses. The program aims to sharpen the skills and knowledge of program participants bringing change in attitude, orientation and leadership qualities.


Academic Calendar *
Fall Semester Orientation Classes Start Eid Break Midterm Week Winter Break Finals Week Term Break Spring Semester Classes Start Midterm Week Easter Break Finals Week Term Break Summer Semester Classes Start Thesis Due October 4 February 4 September 20 21 October 4 November 15 19 December 16 22 December 23 January 2 January 31 February 4 February 5 Feb. 13 February 14 - June 3 February 14 March 28 April 5 April 22 25 May 30 June 3 June 4 June 19 June 20 - August 26 June 20 August 26

*Tentative schedule (based on 2010-11); subject to change in accordance with the university calendar. For the latest update, please refer to:


The diversity of participants from varied academic and professional backgrounds will be the strength of the program. The CPPG will assess all quali ed candidates and assign a pre-term guide to bring participants up to a required level in the subject area of concern. Admissions Criteria A prospective participant has to ful l the following criteria to apply for the program: At least 4 years of work experience (public/non-pro t/private sectors) Minimum 16 years of education from a HEC-recognized institution Complete and submit an application form Attested copies of degrees and certi cates Standardized test score (GRE/GMAT/NTS-GAT/CPPG devised) N.B.: Applicants not taking the CPPG-devised test would have to take a special essay based test in lieu. Following consideration of the above, the admissions committee will conduct interviews of short-listed candidates for nal selection. Given the small size of the class, the interview process will allow CPPG to assess the knowledge and skill level of each candidate and thus assign a personalized pre-term guide to each candidate.


Admissions Timeline* Open House Application Deadline CPPG Admission Test Interviews Decision Notication

July 22 August 10

August 25, 26, 27 September 08

Tentative schedule (based on 2010-11); subject to change in accordance with university policies.

Fee Structure for the Entire Program Admission Fee Security Deposit (Refundable) Tuition Fee (for 3 semesters) Total

PKR PKR 6,000 10,000 165,600 181,600

Tentative fees (based on 2010-11); subject to change in accordance with university policies.

For the latest update, please refer to the PostGraduate section @


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MA in Public Policy (2 year Program)

Projected Program Start Date: Fall 2012 The Centre for Public Policy & Governance plans to start its 2-year program the regular MA in Public Policy in the Fall of 2012. The program will be designed for fresh graduates or young professionals who want to pursue a policy research-oriented or decision-making career in public or private sectors. For the rst batch, CPPG plans to o er concentrations in the following two areas: Governance, Democracy and Institution Building (GDIB) Environment, Demography and Urban Change (EDUC) Program Structure The program will constitute four semesters requiring the completion of 16 courses (48 Credit Hours), successful completion of summer internship and a nal thesis. Students will be advised to select their area of concentration at the time of admission to allow for proper management of the program though a nal decision can be made after the completion of the 1st semester. Following is the proposed structure of the program: 5 Required courses 6 courses in selected area of Concentration 4 Skills Development courses 1 Independent Study course Approved Summer Internship Research Thesis Prospective Students The program will be open to all students with 16 years of education. CPPG will accept a diverse student body with background in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and management. All prospective students will be tested for general policy aptitude through evaluation of social science concepts, comprehension and composition skills before their acceptance to the program.


Career Prospects MA in Public Policy degree holders will be able to pursue and choose from several career options; as potential experts of a speci c or set of public policies, as o cials and prospective decision makers of public, private enterprises or NGOS, as data and policy analysts, as policy aides to parliamentarians and as managers of private business to liaison with public o cials. The program aims to sharpen the skills and knowledge of the graduating students bringing change in attitude, orientation and leadership qualities.


Short Term Courses and Programs

Short Term Training Programs The third domain of CPPG activities include short term skills-oriented trainings focused, but not limited to the public sector. The capacity of government o cers is key to improved policy making and e cient service delivery. But with existing responsibilities, o cers can not take too much time o of work. CPPG Short Term Trainings are speci cally geared for such audience organized into a series of 2-3 full day training modules. Each Series such as Public Financial Management focuses on a speci c subject area while modules in the series are designed both according to topics as well as level of responsibility of the audience. CPPG recently initiated the Public Financial Management Series through the o ering of the rst module PFM 001: Chart of Accounts, Basic Budgeting & Financial Control for Drawing and Disbursement O cers (DDOs) at its premises from February 22-24, 2010. Twenty- ve DDOs from ve government departments participated in the 3-day training. In addition to exercise-based training, participants were provided with a comprehensive course pack including relevant printed and digitized reference material. CPPG plans to use the participants feedback to both improving on the training module and formulating a process for continuing education of government o cials. Diplomas and Certi cate Programs CPPG is currently working on developing a series of diplomas and certi cate programs. These would be tailored to include multiple modules in a particular subject area and thus placed between short term courses and a full-time academic program.

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Seminars, Workshops and Conferences

In pursuit of developing dialogue, debate and evolving possible consensus on policy issues, CPPG organizes a Monthly Seminar Series in which distinguished scholars, policy analysts, professional and practitioners of public policy are invited. The seminars are meant to be inter-disciplinary, spreading across broad policy themes and topics in Natural and Social Sciences and Humanities. In addition, various talks, workshops and conferences on speci c policy themes are held throughout the year bringing together stakeholders from state, academia and civil society. CPPG students are encouraged to participate in these intellectual discourses, meant for enhancing their overall learning experience. Research Seminars CPPG seminars bring together academics, policy makers, students and civil society members for a two hour discourse on issues relevant to the Centres thematic interests. The following list provides an overview of the subject areas covered in recent seminars: US Exit Strategy from Afghanistan: What are the implications for Pakistan? with Mr Ahmed Rashid Food Security in Pakistan: Challenges and Policy Choices with Mr Sartaj Aziz Rethinking Development Strategy with Dr Nadeem ul Haq Crises of Governance: Changing dynamics of civil military relations with Dr Ayesha Siddiqua Afghanistan Policy: Challenges of Reconstruction and Development with Mr Mark Ward Food Security Issues in Pakistan with Dr Kauser A. Malik Democracys true meaning with Dr Robert A. Johnson Media and Propaganda: Manufacturing Consent with Mr David Barsamian Modernity, Post Modernity & Crises in the Muslim World with Dr Salman Sayyid Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and Public Policy with Mr Salman Khalid

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Collaborative Workshops Workshops are meant for an in-depth discussion with and among stakeholders to brainstorm policy issues or to develop a consensus on speci c policy options. Recent workshops organized by the Centre include: Consultative meeting on Agriculture Policy Implementation: A Dialogue among Stakeholders held in collaboration with PARB An academic workshop on Social Science Theories, Research and Enhancement of Social Knowledge held in collaboration with NIHCR A policy workshop on Improving Governance in Punjab held in collaboration with PRMP A consultative session with administrators and students on Governments Policy regarding Student Unions conducted in collaboration with SDPI A policy workshop on Human Tra cking: Challenges and Responses organized in collaboration with IOM & Migration Research Centre Conferences CPPG plans to co-host an international conference every year to encourage and facilitate student participation in such academic exchange. The Centre co-hosted the 9th Annual Population Association of Pakistan conference on Population Dynamics and Security: Public Policy Challenges with the Population Association of Pakistan (PAP) in December 2008. Field Trips CPPG will organize an annual student eld trip to explore a speci c policy issue. The trip will be structured to provide an opportunity to students to explore the issue through eld interaction with the environment, community and the institution.




Dr Saeed Shafqat Professor and Director, CPPG PhD (Political Science), University of Pennsylvania, USA MA (South Asian Studies), University of Pennsylvania, USA MA (Geography), University of the Punjab, Pakistan Dr Saeed Shafqat joined FCC in 2007 as a Professor and founding Director of the Centre for Public Policy and Governance. Besides working on preparation of postgraduate academic programs in Public Policy, he started the publication of Research and News Quarterly at CPPG. Since 2005, he has also been an Adjunct Professor at the School of International A airs and Public Policy (SIPA), Columbia University (New York, USA). His research articles on culture, politics, security and various aspects of public policy, governance and civil service reform on Pakistan have been published in journals of internat ional repute. Currently, he is the President of the Population Association of Pakistan (PAP), a professional association of demographers and interested social scientists. Dr. Shafqat is the elected president of PAP for 2009-10 (2-year term), and has the distinction of being the rst non-demographer president. He is also the current Chairman of the Board of Governors at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad. Dr Shafqat is a founder member and former Chairman of the Department of Pakistan Studies (established 1973) at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He has served as Chief Instructor and Warden, Pakistan Civil Services Academy during 1988-2001. Over this period, he imparted instruction and training to over 1,500 under-training o cers (federal civil servants) who are now serving in di erent branches of government all over Pakistan. He has been President (1990) of Institute of Regional Studies Islamabad (and retains the distinction of being the only academic professional to head this research organization). Dr Saeed Shafqat was a Fulbright Fellow for the year 1992-93, and has been the Director of Fulbright Seminar in Pakistan for the years 1991 and 1994. He

was Visiting Professor at MAISON DES SCIENCES DELHOMME, Paris (France) in 2000, and has also been Adjunct Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan). He was Quaid-i-Azam Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Pakistan Center at SIPA, Columbia University during 2001-05. He is a regional member on the Board of Directors, Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has also held the post of Chief Executive of National Trust for Population Welfare (NATPOW), Islamabad during 2005-06, which is the principal institution of the Ministry of Population Welfare for liaison with NGOs on family planning, reproductive health and community development. From 2005-07, he was the Executive Director, National Institute of Population Studies (NIPS), Islamabad, the premier national institute on demographic and population studies, demographic and health surveys, training and capacity building. At NIPS, Dr Shafqat led a team of professionals who managed the conduct and successful completion of Pakistan Demographic & Health Survey 2006-07 (PDHS), funded by USAID. He was also instrumental in getting the PDHS 2006-07 Preliminary Findings Report published. He is a Consultant and Master Trainer, and has done consultancies on educational reform, governance, institution building, electoral reform and democracy for Asian Development Bank, UNDP, GTZ, DFID and USAID. In 2007, he conducted a training workshop on USAID-Pakistan Legislative Strengthening program. His books include: Political System of Pakistan and Public Policy (1989); CivilMilitary Relations in Pakistan (1997); Contemporary Issues in Pakistan Studies (2000, 3rd edition); New Perspectives on Pakistan: Visions for the Future (Oxford University Press, 2007). Currently, he is working on a monograph entitled Assessing the Dynamics of Pakistan-US Relations in the First Decade of 21st Century and implications for the Future. His research interests include Globalization, Security Demographics, Governance and Civil Service Reform. E-Mail: Room: E-018 FCC Ext.: 388

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Dr Mohammad Qasim Associate Professor PhD (Urban Planning & Environmental Policy), Texas Southern University, USA Masters of City Planning, Texas Southern University, USA Master of Public Administration, Texas Southern University, USA Dr Mohammad Qasim brings with him sixteen years of experience in Urban Planning, Environment and Public Policy in USA and Pakistan concentrating, on Environmental Pollution, Urban Economics and Development, and Capacity Building. He has done several development projects for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and various US State agencies. He has designed, directed and evaluated multi-million dollar urban development projects of a ordable housing, senior living and community centres. He has also published research in these areas. Prior to joining the CPPG, he worked as Senior Urban Economist at the Urban Unit, Lahore, with the Punjab Planning and Development Department. Previously, he has also worked as a Foreign Scholar under Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, as an Assistant Professor at COMSATS, Abbottabad. While in the US, he worked for the American Planning Institute as Regional Director, Rockland Community Development Council at Monsey, New York, as Community Career Development Executive at Texas Southern University, and as Community Development Specialist at National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Houston. He has also worked in the Houston Independent School District and several other noteworthy international organizations. Dr Qasim has several publications in various journals, conference proceedings and abstract manuals. His latest publications include a book (2010), entitled The Rise of Commons: Menecracy Government of the People, and a journal article Urban Design and Integrated Transport System, accepted for publication in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation and Tra c Management, Karachi, Pakistan (Summer, 2010).

His areas of interest encompass Contemporary Urban Design, Urban Policy, Infrastructure Development, Urban Theory, Environmental Monitoring, Non-traditional Security and Environmental Degradation due to Urban Sprawl, Youth Development, Gender Equality and variety of related topics. E-Mail: Room: E-008 FCC Ext.: 397


Raheem ul Haque Research Fellow Masters in International Public Policy, SIAS, Johns Hopkins University, USA BS (Computer & Electrical Engineering), Purdue University, USA Following an 11 year career in the technology industry where he concentrated on Business Process Analysis, Project Lifecycle and Program Management, Haque completed his graduate degree from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University in the Social Change and Development concentration. He has since conducted policy research in the technology, education and transport sectors. He is currently the co-editor of CPPG's Research & News Quarterly journal. His research Interests include the Informal Sector and the Role of ICT for Governance & Development. His recent research publications include: Training Needs Assessment for Masters Level Programs in Public Policy, Public Administration & Governance (December 2009) Rickshaw & Environmental Pollution: Assessing Punjab Government's Rickshaw Policy (June 2009) Project Assessment & Policy Recommendations for Demand Based Training Project, PITB (December 2007) Market Assessment & Policy Recommendations for Software Technology Park (June 2007) E-Mail: Room: E-003 FCC Ext.: 395

Aneel Salman Associate Research Fellow Doctoral Candidate (Ecological Economics), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA MS (Ecological Economics, Values & Policy), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA MA (Economics), University of the Punjab, Pakistan Aneel is a Fulbright Scholar with seven years of teaching and research experience in academia (Forman Christian College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), policy institutes (SDPI) and NGOs (WWF, Caritas). He has published academic papers on climate change in reputed international journals, and is currently researching The Challenge of Sustainable Well- Being: Development and Climate Change Adaptive in the Vulnerable Areas of Pakistan as part of his doctoral studies. His research interests include Ecological Economics Values and Policy, Climate Change, Con ict Management, Technological Studies and Business Management. E-Mail: Room: E-012 FCC Ext.: 396

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Khurram Waqas Malik Research Fellow MS (Public Policy & Management), Carnegie Mellon University, USA MS (Total Quality Management), in progress, University of the Punjab, Pakistan MPhil (Industrial Management), University of Cambridge, UK BSc (Hons.) (Computer Science), Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan Khurram has worked for several private, public sector and international organizations both within Pakistan and abroad in diverse areas ranging from industrial development and management, policy design, program evaluation, education, commercial & consumer banking, and IT. He has been involved in policy design and planning projects for local government and several public organizations in South Australia. Besides undertaking research projects in the national industrial sector, Khurram was engaged in the UNIDO-led SME capacity building exercise through cluster development. He was also involved in the Pakistans Innovation Initiative jointly managed by the Competitiveness Support Fund and Higher Education Commission in 2010, aimed at formulation of the National Innovation Policy. Prior to embarking on his graduate studies, he served as a core member of the Global IT department of a leading Swiss bank, and was also involved in the management of quality development and certi cation processes of a large national industrial enterprise. In terms of his academic career, he has been part of the teaching sta at LUMS and Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are diverse and include: Socio-economic Development, Industrial Development, Public Policy Design, Program Evaluation, Enterprise Competitiveness, Innovation & Technology Management, Information & Communication Technologies and Strategic Planning & Management. He has also published research within his areas of interest.

E-Mail: Room: E-004 FCC Ext.: 396


Javed Masud Advisor and Visiting Fellow MA (Finance & Economics), Boston University, USA MA (Economics), University of the Punjab, Pakistan Mr Masud has over thirty- ve years of experience in the public and private sectors. Until recently, he was the Managing Director of Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited (PACRA), the rst credit rating agency of Pakistan. Founded in 1994, he was its founder Chief Executive till 2007. In recognition of his services within the public sector, the President of Pakistan conferred the prestigious award of Sitara-i-Imtiaz upon him as part of Pakistan Civil Awards 2010 on March 23, 2010. Javed started his professional career as an investment banker before joining the Income Tax Group of the Civil Service of Pakistan. His public service career involved economic decision-making in the Ministry of Finance, Planning Division and Production Division. He has served as the Senior V.P. of a development nance institution Bankers Equity Limited, as Member, Corporate Law Authority, and is currently serving as Member, Provincial Finance Commission. He has extensive nancial sector and privatization, consulting experience with the World Bank, IFC and United Nations. His research interests include: Privatization and Deregulation Process, Rural Enterprise Financing, Financial Intermediaries in Pakistan. E-Mail: Room: E-012 FCC Ext.: 396

Afzal Latif Visiting Fellow MA (Governance & Development), University of Sussex, UK BSc (Eng) (Polymer Science & Engineering), Queen Mary College, University of London, UK Afzal is a career civil servant who joined the Government of Pakistan in 1990, and worked for the provincial governments of N.W.F.P. and Balochistan as well as the Government of Pakistan. Besides eld experience, has served in the provincial departments of Education, and Planning and Development, and the Establishment Division of the federal government. Has worked closely with donors such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the Asian Development Bank, and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, and also has experience of working directly for such organizations (IFAD, ADB, UNOPS, UNDP, and WB). He has also worked in Vietnam in the area of rural development and in Afghanistan on civil service reform. His areas of interest include Institutional Development and Civil Service Reform. Some of his selected publications are listed below: Governance (Cyan, Latif ). Background Paper for the Northern Area Strategy for Sustainable Development, 2003, IUCN Pakistan. Northern Areas Strategy for Sustainable Development, 2003. compiled by Tariq Z. Khan, Musharraf R. Cyan, Irfan Tariq and Afzal Latif, nalized and edited by Scott Perkin, IUCN Pakistan. A Whole New Playing Field or a Whole New Game?, 2005. Geoghegan, Tighe and Latif, Afzal, Sic, et al. Institute of Development Studies Student Bulletin, November 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2. E-Mail: Room: E-012 FCC Ext.: 396

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Tariq Mahmud Visiting Fellow MA (Rural Development), University of East Anglia, UK LLB, Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan MA (International Relations), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Mr Tariq Mahmud has been a career civil servant with a vast and varied experience of policy formulation and implementation in key areas spanning over three decades. He has served as Federal Secretary Communications, Secretary Interior, and Secretary Food & Agriculture. He has been posted on key positions in provincial governments. He served as Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Development department in N.W.F.P., Principal Secretary to Governor Punjab, Senior Member of the Board of Revenue, Secretary Home, Health, Information and Culture, and also served as Secretary to Chief Minister Punjab. Previously, he was posted as Commissioner Bahawalpur, and has also served as Deputy Commissioner in various districts. Before joining the civil service, he worked in the Pakistan Television as News Producer. As Federal Secretary, Communication, he had been closely involved with mega infrastructure projects across the country. During his stint in the Interior ministry, considerable headway was made on Counter Insurgency Measures, border controls and managed migrations. He represented Pakistan at several regional and multilateral moots, and has closely interfaced with donor agencies. He was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Asian Highways network conference under the auspices of UNESCAP at Bangkok. Mr Mahmud has a deep academic bent. His areas of interest include ethnicity and change management issues of institutional stability and legitimacy in authoritarian regimes and newly evolving democracies. He has been visiting faculty at the Civil Services Academy since 1987, teaching Local Government and Rural Development, and also designed a module on Rural Development for NIPA Lahore in 1990 for in-service participants from African Countries. In addition to this, he received a Certi cate of Achievement in Designing & Managing Integrated Agricultural & Rural Development Projects

from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, D.C. (USA). A proli c writer, his creative works cover both ction and novel with six collections to his credit. His article State Structures and Rise of Ethnicity in Pakistan Some Policy Implications was published in NIPA Journal, Lahore (1991). He is widely travelled, and also speaks Bengali and Swahili. E-Mail: Room: E-012 FCC Ext.: 396


Fareed Mahmood Chaudhry Visiting Fellow MPA (Public Policy), SIPA, Columbia University, USA MBA (Finance), University of the Punjab, Pakistan BS (Electrical Engineering), University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan Fareed belongs to the Civil Service of Pakistan, and is presently serving as Director in Directorate General Audit, Punjab, Lahore. He has over 24 years of professional experience in public and private sectors. Prior to joining the civil service in the Audit and Accounts Group, he worked as an Electrical Design Engineer in an energy consultancy rm, NESPAK (Pvt.) Ltd. During his career as a civil servant, he has accumulated extensive experience in the areas of public sector nancial management, regulatory audit and performance evaluation of public sector enterprises. He has also been involved in policy formulation for various autonomous Punjab Government organizations. During his studies at Columbia, he worked on a project/workshop for a Shanghai-based NGO, Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy, to develop a training module on local energy and environment policymaking for the mayoral training program operated by the China Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. He has conducted an environment audit of the countrys largest botanical garden and public park the Jinnah Gardens, Lahore. The report was published in the Annual Audit Report of Pakistan. His areas of research interest include: Environment and Energy Policy Making in Developing Countries, Project Development and Finance, Economics and Quantitative Analysis, Public Financial Management, Cost Bene t Analysis, and Foreign Direct Investment. E-Mail: Room: E-012 FCC Ext.: 396

Moeed Ali Visiting Fellow MPA (Public Policy & Management), JFK School of Government, Harvard University, USA LLB, University of the Punjab, Pakistan Moeed is a civil servant, a KPMG certi ed course designer, and a trainer for the Department of the Auditor-General of Pakistan, who joined the Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service in the year 2000. With a natural bent of mind for training and teaching, he was a team member of many international trainings and workshops, and was awarded numerous Certi cates of Excellence by esteemed institutions such as The Islamic Development Bank, The Commonwealth Secretariat, and The Civil Services Academy, Lahore. He has ten years of teaching and training experience to his credit, including designing and conducting courses in Financial Audit, Performance Audit and Audit of Privatization. Moeed exudes unparalleled passion for public policy research and believes in nding pragmatic, yet creative, solutions through a combination of theoretical frameworks and practical experience. He considers this a panacea for the policy ills that plague the systems within developing countries, particularly Pakistan. He looks forward to pursuing a doctoral degree in the coming years. His areas of interest/concentration include: Evidence-based Policy Making, Designing Social Security Systems, Human Resource & Strategic Management, Demographics, Project Management (with a special focus on improvement in service delivery and institutional development processes), Operations Management, Information Systems Management, Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methodologies, and Informal Sector in the Global Economy. E-Mail: Room: E-012 FCC Ext.: 396

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Saima Bhaur Visiting Fellow MA (English), Government College, Lahore (University of the Punjab), Pakistan BA (English Language & Literature), Kinnaird College (University of the Punjab), Pakistan

Aneela Bushra Maqbool Visiting Fellow MPhil (Applied Linguistics), Kinnaird College for Women, Pakistan MA (TESOL), Kinnaird College for Women, Pakistan MPhil (English Literature), Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan MA (English Language & Literature), Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan Aneela is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Forman Christian College. She has been involved in teaching English language and literature for the past ve years. Prior to joining FCC, she was working as a teaching faculty member at the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU). Aneela has participated in and conducted numerous workshops on various research and language topics including research methodology and writing, language and communication skills. In addition, she was recently selected by FCC for participation in the Information Fluency Workshop held in Louisiana in 2010. She has also published several articles in various journals and magazines, and is an active member of several university committees and societies. Her research interests include Literary and Media Discourse Analysis, Literary Theory, Applied Linguistics, Research Methodology, Curriculum Design, Critical Thinking, Communication Skills, English Language Teaching and Academic Writing. Aneela envisions teaching as an on-going research process. She believes that a teacher has to be a research savvy to impart quality education among students. E-Mail: Room: E-012 FCC Ext.: 396

Her areas of interest include: E ective Communication Articulating Policy and Strategy Impact of Technology on Business Lingo E-Mail: Room: E-012 FCC Ext.: 396

The Centre is further supported by more than 250 faculty members of Forman Christian College, including over 75 PhDs.


Saima describes herself as a business and communications professional, who has been working on knowledge management and improving communications for more than 15 years. She has worked with several non- governmental as well as private sector enterprises in these domains. Her core competencies include (i) bridging gaps between communication and business development, and (ii) designing, development and evaluation of course modules. She has been involved in teaching and consulting simultaneously, and has worked with reputed enterprises for achieving their strategic goals and objectives.

Board of Advisors
Dr William B. Eimcke: Founding Director of the Picker Center for Executive Education of Columbia Universitys School of International and Public A airs. Barrister Shahid Hamid: Former Governor of Punjab; currently manages his own law rm. Dr Salman Humayun: Deputy Chief of Party, Education Sector Reform Assistance Program (ESRA). Dr Akmal Hussain: A development economist specializing in action research. He also runs a private manufacturing rm, Sayyed Engineers (Pvt.) Ltd. Dr Saba Gul Khattak: Former Executive Director, SDPI; specializes in comparative politics and state theory. Dr Anjum Khurshid (MBBS, MPAFF): Assistant Professor and Director of the Health and Behavioral Risk Research Center at the University of Missouri. Khushnood Akhtar Lashari: A District Management Group (DMG) o cer, currently serving as the Federal Secretary of Health. Dr Naushin Mahmood: Senior Researcher at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), specializing in demography and population issues. Javed Masud: Former Managing Director and CEO of the Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited. Jean-Luc Racine: Director of Research at National Centre for Scienti c Research (CNRS) and member of the statutory CEIAS (Center for Studies in India and South Asia), School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris; focuses on geopolitics of South Asia. Kamran Rasool: Former Chief Secretary Punjab, Federal Defence Secretary and Chairman, PIA. Babar Sattar (LLM): A Rhodes Scholar who writes on social, political and legal issues and runs a law rm AJURIS. Dr Shafqat Shehzad: Associate Professor, COMSATS University, Islamabad, and former Research Fellow at SDPI; specializes in health economics. Dr Ayesha Siddiqua-Agha: A security studies expert, specializing in defence decision-making and civil-military relations in South Asia. Dr Rukhsana Zia: Former Director, Directorate of Sta Development (DSD), Punjab; specializes in curriculum and management issues in education.

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Computer Lab The Computer Lab is designed for hands-on Information Technology related training. It can accommodate up to 20 participants, and is fully equipped with latest o ce management and data analysis software, select data banks and internet facility. CPPG Student Lounge The lounge is exclusively designed to cater to the independent or group study needs of Executive MA students. It will also serve as an informal discussion area for students and faculty. Executive Seminar Room Equipped speci cally for round-table policy dialogs, seminars and workshops, the executive seminar room serves as the ideal location for all interactive programs. It is equipped with multimedia, video conferencing and recording facilities. Executive Lounge The executive lounge with its plush furniture serves as a meeting place for students, faculty and guests in a formal setting. CPPG Library CPPG has a small but growing library for researchers with select journals, national surveys and latest books in the Centres focused research areas. FCC Facilities All other FCC facilities including the university library, computer labs, seminar rooms, auditorium, sports facilities (including a swimming pool) and cafeteria are accessible to the students of the Centre. Student Societies @ FCC Students at FCC have a choice of participation in over 30 societies where they can pursue their interests in literature, dramatics, art, debates or music; or demonstrate their social responsibility through societies like Rotract, Earthwatch and Red Crescent. Those interested in sports can choose from tennis, table tennis, track, swimming, basketball, football, cricket and hockey. FCCs future plans include a Campus Student Centre which will provide meeting, dining and recreational facilities. For more information on FCC facilities, please visit:




Muhammad Waseem Ashraf Manager Field Operation, UNDP MBA & MS (Project Management), Shaheed Zul qar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Pakistan Waseem has over 10 years of practical experience in Management and Development working for national and international organizations in public and private sectors in Pakistan. He has worked with UNDP, World Bank and other organizations and is currently working as Coordination O cer for One UN program in Punjab. His a liated work in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Philippines in community participation and local governance has added to his INGO experience. His core areas of NGO experience include project development, decentralization and governance, advocacy and fundraising. His public sector experience includes work with Planning & Development Department, Government of Balochistan and Local Government Department, Government of N.W.F.P. He has also undertaken consultancy/trainings assignments on a wide range of subjects, including Managing Non-pro t Organizations, Team Management, Advocacy and outreach, Project Management, Institutional Development and Organizational Strengthening, Training for Transformation (ToT), Social Mobilization, Result Based Management etc. for NGOs, Government o cials and di erent institutions. He has served as member BoD for Participatory Development Forum, Canada and Center for Research, Planning, and Development and has hands on experience to manage and develop Non-government Organizations in Pakistan. He has also participated and represented Pakistan in several international conferences and workshops. CPPG motivated me to join the course that would help me to develop analytical skills and gain insights needed to plan and formulate policy, and to manage, organize, and implement operations in the organization and public arena. The Centre has been instrumental in harnessing my interest in policy and practice to pursue managerial and leadership career through in depth study in select area of concentration and research opportunity during the study.

Dr Muhammad Babar Alam Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (MNCH) O cer, World Health Organization Punjab MS (Public Health), Health Services Academy, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan MBBS, University of the Punjab, Pakistan A health specialist by profession, Dr Babar Alam has multifaceted experience working in private and public health sectors with governmental and UN organizations. As part of his current professional engagements at WHO, he piloted community-based Health Risk Pooling Systems in Murree and Mardan. Prior to joining the WHO, he has worked as Senior Programme Manager at NCHD, District Programme O cer at UNFPA and as Deputy Program Director for APPNA SEHAT. During his tenure with UNFPA in Muza agarh, the innovations lead comprehensive EmONC services reached the level of 95% (as per UN process indicators) through the district. Dr Alam has a keen interest in academic analysis and discourses that approach health and development, globalization, governance and related issues with multidisciplinary perspectives encompassing socio-economic, political and anthropological dimensions. His academic interest is further focused on socio- epidemiological research. He has also written a paper on the perception of women on underutilization of public sector health facilities for natal care. His areas of expertise include primary healthcare project planning, management and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, community development, advocacy and trainings. As a Public Health Physician, I considered it necessary to get acquainted with processes of policy formulation and analysis, being big challenges for Pakistan and other developing countries. In my opinion, CPPG at FCC, under stewardship of Dr Saeed Shafqat, would be the right place to learn this art. Now, at the end of course work and before embarking on research work, Im glad to have learned the basis of policy formulation and the associated underlying analytical and economic dimensions of policy decisions. In future, I hope that the knowledge and art of exploring the policy dimension I learnt at CPPG would help me to further my career growth not only at national but also at the international level.

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Muhammad Maqsood Ahmad Deputy Secretary, Public Policy & Change Management Wing, S&GAD, Government of the Punjab MA (English), University of the Punjab, Pakistan Maqsood brings with him over 22 years of experience in various sectors. Prior to his latest position, he served as Deputy Secretary (Admin & Finance) in the Public Policy & Change Management Wing and Deputy Secretary (Establishment), Higher Education during his tenure with the Government of the Punjab. His extracurricular interests include studying human behaviour, reading books, magazines, teaching and gardening. I joined CPPG to acquire theoretical knowledge of the policy process and governance and learn the best practices prevalent in the world in these areas. At the end of coursework, I can now say with con dence that it has been a great experience.

Sheikh Farid Ahmed Chief Protocol O cer, Commissioner O ce, Lahore, Government of the Punjab BBA, Oklahoma State University, USA

CPPG attracted my attention for two primary reasons. Firstly, my late grandfather, Sheikh Nazir Ahmed, was a Formanite in 1894. Secondly, FCC is a prestigious institution and the Centre is headed by an illustrious scholar, Dr Saeed Shafqat, whose repute and experience in this eld needs no introduction at the international as well as national level. Learning from the immense knowledge and invaluable experience of such scholars of excellence in their elds, was indeed a motivating factor for joining the department. The experience gained from the department is of tremendous utility to me both in terms of academic learning and also as a means of enhancing my abilities to perform job in the public sector as an administrator. Courses covering theories relating to organizational behaviour, HRM and political processes involved in policy making and linkages established by our instructors with our present jobs were highly useful for as they gear towards better understanding of conceptual clearance and rationale behind speci c decisions taken in various organizations and in di erent policies of the government. I can say that I have gained valuable insight into the policy process via class participation and tutelage from faculty.


Farid has over 12 years of experience in the public sector. He joined the civil service in 1998 and was inducted into the Tra c department, reaching the level of Assistant Commissioner Tra c involved in tra c management within an urban environment. He has since worked with city and district governments, being involved in administrative issues at various levels and coordinating with CDGL departments. He has also been involved in various capacities with the Lahore Development Authority, looking at issues of land encroachment and allocation. His current engagements include organization of protocol related functions vis-a-vis high pro le foreign delegations. He is also In-charge of the Complaint Cell in the Commissioner O ce at divisional level, and the Crisis Management Cell at divisional level keeping liaison with the control centres of PHA, SWM and District Police.

Muhammad Farooq Akmal Awan Special Judicial Magistrate, LDA, Government of the Punjab MA (English), University of the Punjab, Pakistan BS (International Business Administration), Schiller International University, Switzerland

Dr Adnan Saeed Akhtar Secretary Punjab, Pakistan Red Crescent Society MBBS, University of the Punjab Dr Adnan Saeed is a medical doctor by profession, and has over 13 years of work experience in various sectors. He is currently working as Secretary Punjab for the Pakistan Red Cross/Red Crescent Society. His area of specialty is disaster management, and he has been involved in conduction of various relief and rehabilitation operations such as earthquake in AJ&K and N.W.F.P. in 2005, Balochistan Cyclone Relief Operation, IDP Crisis Mitigation and Balochistan Earthquake, etc. The reason for joining CPPG was to enhance professional and academic capabilities so as to formulate policies according to the need and strategic organizational objectives. I am glad that all what I expected to achieve from the programme especially the learning experience was enlightening and the devotion of the faculty and the sta members was exceptional. I am sure that the tools learnt at CPPG would open new avenues of career enhancement in general and better orientation of future policy making in particular.

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Farooq comes from the rst batch of the Provincial Management Service (PMS), a new civil service introduced in Punjab as a corollary to the civil-service- reforms initiative. Since his induction, he has served as Section O cer in LG & CD, Agriculture, and S & GA Departments. He has also contributed his services as District Monitoring O cer, Punjab Education Sector Reforms Programme (a World Bank funded project), and is currently performing duties as Special Judicial Magistrate for the Lahore Development Authority. His professional interests revolve around areas of institution building, and public development and service delivery issues especially within the education and health sectors. In his own time, he is interested in literature, semi-classical music, landscapes and folk wisdom, and enjoys mountain trekking, short-story writing and attending the village Chaupal. I joined CPPG as I aspired professional grooming and an urge to gain formal knowledge about the Public Policy process. Despite the fact that, at times, it felt too hectic to smoothly run the course parallel to o cial obligations, studying at FCC has been a great learning and socializing experience among an amazing set of colleagues and inspiring faculty members. The very orientation has worked on our minds in an unfelt manner and, today, we think di erently, though all of us may not necessarily feel so. Professional life coupled with EMAPP-studies at FCC has entailed a stretched out hiatus but the Brigadoon will keep on reappearing, one hopes.

Muhammad Ali Nazir Research Analyst (Municipal Finance), The Urban Unit, Planning & Development Department, Government of the Punjab MBA (Finance), Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan Since completing his MBA, Ali has gained useful experience in nance and administration in various organizations. A nance specialist by profession, he is currently working on a project with The Urban Unit, Lahore. His professional experience entails working on preparation and scrutinizing of development projects in urban development sectors, preparation of monitoring formats and work plans, and conducting meetings with major donors (including The World Bank, Asian Development Bank and JICA missions) regarding development projects proposals. His nancial experience includes working on municipal nance, improving and implementing the Urban Immovable Property Tax (UIPT) system, local revenue assessment and collection system, and performing asset management and nancial management in the public sector. His work has assisted city district governments in improving their existing local revenue generation systems and tax assessments. Recently, he was involved in conducting a detailed situation analysis on improving assessment and collection of the current UIPT system and creating linkages with a GIS application. He was also the focal person for developing and implementing the Revenue Management Information System (RMIS), integrated with the GIS application, which was designed to facilitate government departments in the assessment and collection of local receipts (on pro t/loss basis). I was already working in a public sector policy-making organization, which is involved in formulating e ective policies for urban development. Thus, I decided to join this institute to enhance my knowledge and skills in the policy process and augment my practical policy analysis experience through training in key policy- making dimensions under the tutelage of quali ed and experienced professors at FCC.

Farah Saleem Assistant Director (Administration), Directorate General (Social Welfare, Women Development and Bait-ul-Maal Department), Government of the Punjab MA (Social Work), University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Farah is primarily involved in human resource management and enforcement of regulations in accordance with prevailing policies, laws and rules of the Government of the Punjab in her department. Her professional career comprises over 8 years experience in public sector working at federal, provincial and district government levels, holding signi cant o ces in departments and donor funded projects. She has served as Project Director of Women Political School, a joint venture of Ministry of Women Development and UNDP, through which she managed to train 16,000 elected lady councillors. Through her experience, she has gained the expertise to design and launch community mobilization campaigns, conduct extensive eld research, and manage projects involving gender mainstreaming and women economic empowerment issues. She has also attended several trainings on gender mainstreaming, administration and nance, violence against women and social mobilization. Her main area of interest is social work; therefore, she maintains close contact with various NGOs.

My aim in joining CPPG was to gain a better understanding of key government policies, and enrich my skills to review them both from the perspective of academic rigour and best practices in the world. Through gaining such expertise, I can give valid feedback on related policy issues. To understand the core policy issues, I undertook conceptual learning in key policy dimensions including analysis of policy process, centralization and decentralization issues, policy processes in political institutions (both local and global), empirical methods in policy analysis, economics, research methodology, cost bene t analysis and organizational and human resource management. I believe that such useful combination of skills and knowledge will not only augment my career growth, but will also bene t my department through utilization of my expertise gained therein. I now look forward to meeting the challenges faced by my department through e ective utilization of my skills.


Naveed Ahmad Assistant Director (Enforcement & Audit), Excise & Taxation Department, Government of the Punjab MA (Economics), University of the Punjab, Pakistan ACMA (Foundation), Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP)

Mansoor Ahmad Program O cer, South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK) MA (Political Science), University of the Punjab, Pakistan


Naveed has over 11 years of experience in internal audit of provincial heads of the tax department. As Assistant Director (Enforcement & Audit), his primary duties entailed conducting internal audit and inspection of all levies of the department throughout Punjab in order to check, trace and detect issues of leakages and embezzlement in the government revenue, and enforcing rules and regulation of department. Presently, he is working as In-charge of the Complaint Cell of his department. He has an academic interest in economics, social sciences and environment, and plans to undertake research in these areas. He aspires to be a conscientious citizen, with strong value and work ethics. The reason to join the CPPG was not well planned but when an opportunity came to me for study at CPPG through the Government of Punjab, I immediately made up my mind to join taking into consideration two key elements. Firstly, the course was well structured which could prove rewarding in my future career, and secondly, the repute and prestige of FC College which was now embarking on a new course for mid career professionals. I hoped that a degree from a prestigious institution could lead me towards a better future. I have always been motivated to seek knowledge and learn something new from life experiences, interaction with other people and nature. I am enthused to pursue higher studies in social sciences, particularly economics, upon successful completion of this degree. I believe that a man should be like a ower, who spreads fragrance to everyone so as to deliver comforts to the needy people. I hope that a degree from CPPG will assist me considerably in my future career.

Mansoor has been working at SAP-PK, an NGO working as member of South Asian civil society movement that strives to improve marginalized sections of society and in uence policies in favour of these sections. As Program O cer, he is involved in various capacity building programs at SAP-PK. He attended various trainings during his professional tenure on multiple areas including gender and development, non-violent communication and actions, child rights and juvenile justice, con ict management, resolution and transformation, research tools, and communications skills. He is also a master trainer in the elds of Con ict Resolution and Peace Education. As part of his training responsibilities, he wrote a manual on con ict resolution through relationship building, and conducted an initial round in all provinces of Pakistan. He also successfully produced a pool of resource persons from all over Pakistan for Peace Education. Most of his activities at SAP-PK relate to working with rural areas and rural population. He is particularly sensitized regarding the issues faced by the agriculture sector. He is involved in assisting the rural populace in formation of groups and institutions at village, district and provincial level so that their contribution and voice can be raised at national level. I joined CPPG to enhance my knowledge about policy making and policy analysis so that I could deliver to the poor and marginalized segments of society connected with the agriculture sector and to build a momentum for a farmers movement which could in uence policy at the national level. Furthermore, I aim to get maximum knowledge and skill from the faculty of CPPG.

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Student Composition
Total students: 10 Average Experience: 11 years Students with masters degrees: 70% All students have completed at least 16 years of formal education; some having a 4 year bachelors degree, while others have a 2 year bachelors degree with a 2 year masters degree. Furthermore, several students also possess a postgraduate degree, thereby completing 18 years of education.

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Required Courses
601 Introduction to Public Policy In the real world the critical question that we try to address is: what is to be done? This course would aim to provide participants with general approaches for asking and answering that question in the policy world. It would consider several key components of the policy analysis process: de ne problems, select criteria to evaluate alternatives, develop policy design in alternatives and examine the trade o s. Considerable time would be spent in constructing policy design and selecting criteria for evaluation. Participants would be encouraged to explore di erent components of the policy analysis framework. The participants would be expected to write a position paper at the end of the course. 602 Introduction to Statistics, Economics & Accounting Concepts This course is designed to provide basic statistical, economic and accounting knowledge to course participants, and will act as a pre-requisite for all higher level economic and analytical courses. It will cover statistical concepts from both descriptive statistics (including measures of central tendency and variability, probability, correlation and causality), and inferential statistics (including sampling, hypothesis testing and regression analysis); economic concepts including GDP, growth rate, factors of production, capital accumulation, economic productivity and human capital, and open economy among others; and nancial accounting concepts including analysis of income statement, balance sheet and cash ows (this does not entail bookkeeping techniques). It also imparts hands-on training for statistical and analytical calculations through the use of computing software. The course does not require prior background in any of these elds, but it is fast paced using discussions based on economic and nancial articles to explore these concepts. 603 ICT Concepts and Tools for Policy Makers The purpose of the course is to inform and train students in various information and communication technologies (ICT) at play in both the public and private sectors. The rst part of the course will provide hands on skills to participants in commonly used technologies (word processing in English; Urdu, if time permits), document packaging, spreadsheets, presentation, correspondence and research) for improving personal as well as institutional productivity. Instruction will be lab oriented and exercises will include practical work examples. The second part of the course will explore Management Information Systems and their evolution from standalone to enterprise systems. The participants will explore the project lifecycle of MIS using project management and process analysis and gain an understanding of how the internet and mobile telephony has created opportunities for governance and development. 604 Research Methods The primary objective of the course is to familiarize the participants with the basic tools to conduct research. The thrust would be on qualitative aspects of research and report writing. It will expose the participants to such basic issues; how does one di erentiate between facts and values, knowledge and reason? How does one go about identifying archival and non-archival sources? What are the variables; independent, dependent, spurious and what is a hypothesis? How do you identify a research problem? What is the di erence among, descriptive, relational and causal research. How does one di erentiate between conceptual and operational de nitions? How do you design a research proposal? How relevant is theory in developing a research proposal? How do you prepare a questionnaire? What is the di erence between open ended questions and multiple questions? What are the interviewing techniques? What are the structured and participant unstructured questionnaires? And how focus group discussions are conducted? The participants would be exposed to various methods of research; case study, participant observation, content analysis, comparative studies to develop research design and submitting a research proposal.

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Skills Development Courses

605 Writing and Communicating Public Policy Thoughtful and reasoned analysis of Public policy issues is necessary but not a su cient requirement for implementing good public policy. The course aims to develop professional public policy writing skills and familiarize students with the major written formats used through out the policy making process; for example, from background/white papers to legislative histories and one pagers for executive and political decision makers. The course will also concentrate on communication through short paper exercises in writing, speaking and debating, to inculcate con dence among participants to express themselves and explain complex policy ideas in clear, concise and simple language. It will also examine real world cases on how some policies have succeeded while others failed. Participants would be encouraged to take a position on how the opponents and proponents of these policies articulated their arguments and to write memos, conduct meetings, work in groups, and make presentations and to articulate their position in print and electronic media. 606 Policy Analysis: Policy Design This would be an advance level course a follow-up of Introduction to Public Policy. It would provide a survey of the broad eld of public policy both as an academic discipline and as a eld of practice. The course would discuss and analyze the required public policy frameworks. The ongoing debates about motivational and institutional foundations of public policy would be explored. The course would cover a wide range from de ning policy problems to setting up of the policy agendas; and to the issues around delivery, implementation and evaluation of public policies. The course would draw on case study material from di erent policy areas and present perspectives on how concepts and theories shape public policy. The participants would be required to write a paper to demonstrate that they understand concepts, decision making and can deliberate upon policy options. 610 Cost Bene t Analysis The course focuses on the theory and practice of cost-bene t analysis. The purpose of the course is to inculcate skills for evaluating public projects and policies. Students will learn to di erentiate between economic and nancial evaluation by including economic concepts of opportunity costs, social costs and shadow exchange rates in the analysis, thereafter deliberating on the main challenges involved in accurately measuring them. The rst part of the course will concentrate on theory and concepts, while the second part will evaluate existing public projects through a case study method. The course requires an understanding of economic concepts. 611 E-Governance and Technology Policy This course will build upon the ICT Concepts and Tools for Policy Makers course to discuss how technologys use in day to day tasks such as letter writing, correspondence, presentations, research, process work ow and information management can be used to improve departmental productivity. The course will discuss in detail concepts of automation, process re-engineering and their organizational implication. The course will equip student to reassess organizational processes in view of available technologies using case studies of government departments and explore ways of transforming bureaucracies into citizen services providing organizations. The course will also discuss technology project life-cycle to prepare students to manage technology projects for their organization.


612 Quantitative Techniques for Policy Making and Administration With Introduction To Statistics, Economics and Accounting Concepts as a pre-requisite, this course will cover basic regression models, research design, data collection, data processing and presentation of research ndings. The course will explore research papers to discuss how they inform public policy design, evaluation, monitoring, and administration. By end of the course, students should be able to comprehend quantitative research papers and work with statisticians to devise a quantitative research design.

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Concentration Area Courses: Governance, Democracy and Institution Building (GDIB)

650 Federalism and Decentralization Federation- province relations are of critical importance in de ning the parameters of representative government in Pakistan. Drawing upon the insights from the Federalist Papers of the US, this course will examine the theories of federalism and relate these to the experience of Pakistans constitutional development. Decentralization, scal and cultural autonomy, how is it changing the patterns of multilayered governance local, provincial and federal? The course will cut across the disciplines of political science and economics while theorizing the issues of power-sharing and autonomy and it will focus on speci c cases providing insight into public policy. 651 Political Institutions and Policy Process This course will examine the relationship between political institutions and policy process. It will explore the formal and informal processes, and their relationship to intuitions. Which comes rst: individuals, institutions or policy process? How decisions are made in the political parties, and how do they e ect the political institutions parliament, judiciary, media and the armed forces? What pressures do governments respond to when they make decisions about development policies? What is actually going on inside the political parties when key decisions are taken? Why does slippage often occur during implementation? How are policy reform initiatives introduced and sustained? How can understanding the political aspects of decision-making and implementation improve policy design and sustainability? Does civil society play any role in shaping the policy agenda of a country? How can the civil society be encouraged to in uence the policy process and reshape the political institutions to meet citizens needs? By raising these questions, this course attempts to analyze the political economy surrounding major policies for economic and social development in developing, newly industrialized, and transitional countries-with a special emphasis on Pakistan. The course focuses on how political institutions a ect the pillars of the state-the legislature, the executive, the judiciary and the army impact policy change and the roles that various interests and actors play in promoting or hindering reform initiatives. It also focuses on how power relationships are shaped by political institutions and processes and seeks to identify the non-state actors, such as the media and the NGOs, and their linkages with the political decision-making. Its purpose is to develop skills of political and bureaucratic analysis that can improve policy analysis, policy decision-making, and policy implementation. 652 Governance and Management in a Multicultural Society This course will start with the assumption that we need to rethink Pakistan and South Asia for too long policy makers have concentrated on the State and underrated or ignored cultural diversity. Multicultural society demands a change in approach, style and mode of governance and management. Increasingly the challenge in the region and in Pakistan is; how well the nations professionals, bureaucrats and political leaders can communicate with and manage a people who are linguistically and culturally diverse. The course will have three parts: rst, it will discuss the conceptual framework for inter-cultural communications; second, it will encourage to celebrate and explore the traditions of other regions and weave together the best practices for governance and management from cultural sources; third, the course will bring together theories, techniques and policy relevant materials learned from other courses to have better insight on issues of governance and management.


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653 Leadership theories, Governance and Management Change This course will be conducted like a seminar where participants will be encouraged to situate and test their Leadership and Policy Skills. It is designed to help them think about skills needed for public service leadership, policymaking at senior most levels and in managing change succession at the societal or institutional level is a challenging task for individuals in leadership positions. Through readings, discussions, case studies, simulations, and self-assessment exercises, the seminar will explore various aspects of leadership and policymaking within new, changing and mature organizations. The seminar aims to introduce mid-career participants to academic approaches on leadership and governance while examining the role that leadership plays in e ectively managing, designing or re-shaping through inducing change in organizations. It will also help students to get to know their peers and re ne their learning objectives for the year. 654 Organization Theory & Human Resource Management The course will explore the Organizational theories and strategies of Human Resource Management while discussing the ground realities of the public sector. It will explore in detail the role of organizational culture, job roles & responsibilities based organizational structure, competency based organizational skill set, performance based career planning, training based organizational improvement, and an incentive based compensation structure. Students will explore de ning immediate and future Human Resource strategy and associated budgetary requirements for the organization. 655 Political Economy of Public Policy This course aims to apply a political economy framework to encourage participants understand and analyze processes of public policy formulation and reform. A political economy framework that identi es interests, objectives, power considerations, strategic options and impact by each party in di erent institutional setups will be developed. The course will rely on Game Theory to formulate and promote interactive decision making among the participants. The course will have heavy application content and examples of policy reforms will be global and include; democratic economies, autocratic economies, transition economies; reforms in health, environment, transportation, trade and agriculture sectors.

Concentration Area Courses: Environment, Demography and Urban Change (EDUC)

675 Environmental Issues and Public Policy Environmental degradation and global warming are issues of concern for societies and states world wide. This course would build on the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of the Environmental science and policy. It will make a critical evaluation of national and international laws and policies on environment. The participants would be encouraged to choose an environmental policy of interest, investigate its legislative history, examine the environmental laws, institutions that implement and regulate these. It will also explore how societies and states are responding to the concerns of international community on environmental issues and what can be done to inform and educate citizens so that debate on environment facilitates a judicious environment policy. 676 The Informal Sector The extent of formality is linked to modernity, and maturity of the state sector. But a large percentage of the population in developing countries, predominantly the poor work in the informal sector with little or no relevance to regulations, labour laws, retirement bene ts and direct taxation. This course will explore the informality debate moving beyond the economic to include socio-cultural domains of informality including knowledge generation, language, business dealings, education and training. The course will look at the continuum between the formal and informal variety, their linkages and relationship while exploring policy options for the informal sector in light of their impact on the poor. 677 Demography and Security This course will provide a review of literature, concepts and theories that establish linkage between demographic change in states and societies and how that helps in promoting security and in reducing con ict. The course will make a comparative analysis of countries where demographic transition, its successful or unsuccessful management, has either led to reducing con ict and promoting peace or has intensi ed con ict, civil strife and aggravated human security. What can states and societies learn from the experience of those who have successfully managed public policies to reduce con ict, improve quality of manpower, increase life expectancy and improve security demographic? 678 Urban growth, Environment and Security in South Asia The course is designed to provide the student with speci c responsibilities related to the analysis and evaluation of di erent approaches to urban growth, environment and security globally and in South Asia with particular emphasis on urban Pakistan. Urban growth is changing life styles in the states of South Asia; it is also a ecting environment and human security in the region. This course will seek to understand and explain the linkages between accelerated urbanization in South Asia and the impact it is having on environment and human security. It will make a comparative analysis of urban and environment policies of South Asian states, particularly India and Pakistan. How these processes and policies are impacting the condition of human security? Besides looking at issues in urban design and development, environment and sustainability, the course will also focus on the ensuing relationship among economics, social and political factors. Upon completion of the course, students would be required to submit a report on urban planning and policy utilizing technical and knowledge based approaches towards urban issues, population growth, environment and security. 679 Gender and Population This course proposes to explore basic of concepts and theories, policies and laws on gender; how gender, culture and religion reinforce gender identities. Critical examination of changing organization of gender relations in regard to education, marriage, family and fertility, reproductive health, migration and tra cking of women and children.


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For all other matters, please contact:


Reema Gill Program Manager MA (Economics), University Of Peshawar, Pakistan E-Mail: FCC Extension: 396 Room # E-012 E Building Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)

Suleman Sadiq Administrative Assistant MCS, Michigan International College, Pakistan E-Mail: FCC Extension: 388 Room # E-017 E Building Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)

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