The Local Government Forum

The Local Government Forum

Collaborating Partners:The Institute of Development and Economics Alternatives and Dehleez
9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre, in collaboration with The Institute of Development & Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), and Dehleez,  is hosting a series of panel discussions on inclusive and accountable local governance as part of the Local Government Forum. The Forum aims to facilitate dialogues in different provinces between members of civil society, political representatives, policymakers, academics, and the judiciary on reforms needed to strengthen the institutional design and administrative capacity of local governments, unlock their fiscal potential, and make local governance inclusive and accountable. Strengthening local governments is not only important for the health of Pakistan’s federalism and governance, but it has become critical in light of emerging challenges associated with urbanization, climate change, and Pakistan’s economic stagnancy.

Date: Friday, 25th August 2023

Time: 09:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Venue: Lahore University of Management Sciences

Registration Link: 

Please find the detailed programme attached here. The closing address for the event will be delivered by Honourable Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, Senior Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The event will conclude with the launch of the local government anthem produced by Dehleez.

To attend in person for a chance to network with leading experts on governance and policymakers in Pakistan, please register through the form linked above.

The event will also be live-streamed on MHRC’s Facebook Page