The Punjab Cities Governance Improvement Project (PCGIP) is a five year World Bank funded initiative being implemented by the Government of Punjab. The project focuses on strengthening the institutional capacity and service delivery of local governments in five key cities; Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi. PCGIP comprises of 3 distinct components, with Component 1 focusing on two areas of urban governance that are aligned with seven Disbursement Link Indicators (DLIs) that address different aspects of the project’s core pillars. DLIs 1-4 address resource planning and management while DLIs 5-7 address transparency and voice in the preparation, monitoring and evaluation of plans and programs in five target City District Governments (CDGs) and Water and Sanitation Agencies (WASAs).

At present, the Project has initiated work to achieve targets of year 4 DLIs that are the primary responsibility of CDGs and entities. This year most of the work completed includes implementation of year 3 targets for which cities are had developed work plans and undertook initiatives to achieve results in a timely manner. At present, CDGs and WASAs in the Project cities have shared action plans, timelines and procurement plans for the year 2015-2016 and are currently striving to achieve their respective targets for the next year.

For further information regarding PCGIP and the project's resources, please visit www.pcgip.urbanunit.gov.pk/