Slide #SDG16 sdg Slide2 sdg goal 16 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development,
provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and
inclusive institutions at all levels
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Civil Society Report on Pakistan’s Progress on Sustainable Development Goal 16

SDG Country Legal Scorecard

Transparency International Pakistan has issued a country report on Sustainable Development Goal 16. The report is based on the SDG16 Monitoring Methodology consisting of 175 indicators and is developed by Transparency International Secretariat.

Chairman TI Pakistan, Mr. Sohail Muzaffar remarked “Goal 16 is a cross-cutting goal as it emphasizes on the critical importance of governance, strong institutions and justice as pre-requisite for overall development and progress of any country. The key findings of this report highlight that the incumbent government has undertaken relevant reforms which are in line with the targets of Goal 16. However, there are important policy areas which need improvement”.

The report provides an independent appraisal of Pakistan’s progress towards four SDG targets linked to Goal 16 – 16.4 (illicit financial and arms flows), 16.5 (reduce bribery and other forms of corruption), 16.6 (transparent and accountable institutions) and 16.10 (access to information). Transparency International chapters and partners in more than 12 countries have produced civil society parallel reports based on a common methodology to assess their government’s progress towards Goal 16.

The report also makes a series of recommendations that the federal and provincial governments should prioritise in order to achieve Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

  • The provision for Voluntary Return and Plea Bargain should abolished to discourage corruption.
  • Ensure compliance with FATF recommendations.
  • Election Commission code of conduct for internal democratic governance of Political Parties, should be strictly enforced.
  • The political parties must have independent audits, disclose their source of funding, financial spending and make audit reports online for public scrutiny.
  • Pass whistleblower protection legislation at provincial levels.
  • Ensure that right-to-information requests are effectively processed.
  • Improve transparency of public procurement processes in government contracting.
  • Mechanisms should be designed to engage any civil society organization during budget formulation.
  • The government needs to embrace and facilitate adoption of the concept of Open Government.

Report on National Data Gaps

Report on National Data Gaps

Transparency International Pakistan congratulates Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform for launching Data Reporting Gaps Study and National Initiative for Sustainable Development Goals at Pakistan Secretariat, Islamabad. TI Pakistan believes that the report on National Data Gaps will serve as a valuable source of information to provincial and federal governments of Pakistan in their decision-making process. The statistics provided in Data Reports would further facilitate in highlighting grave issues that Pakistan faces and needs to address to fulfill Pakistan’s sustainability development targets.

Besides launching the Data Reporting Gaps Study, the website on Sustainability development goals was also launched. It is expected that the website will provide valuable information on initiatives taken by governments on SDGs and progress towards SDGs implementation.

Understanding SDG 16
Corruption in SDGs
Corruption in SDGs

SDG 16 Conferences and Workshops

Progress and Challenges of SDG 16 in Pakistan: Experience of Transparency International Pakistan

LOGIN Asia and TI Pakistan jointly organized a webinar on monitoring and participatory implementation of SDG 16. TI Pakistan presented key insights from its civil society report on Pakistan's progress on SDG-16 to provide an understanding of potential and challenges for civil society assessment on progress of SDGs. The webinar was hosted by LOGIN and attended by LOGIN member organizations who shared their experience of working around SDG16 in their national contexts.

Webinar on SDG16

TI Pakistan organized a webinar for stakeholders on "Progress and Implementation around Sustainable Development Goal 16". The objective of the webinar was to disseminate findings of TI Pakistan Country Progress report on SDG16, share input and suggest way forward for the planning and implementation of Goal 16 in Pakistan. Diverse stakeholders from across Pakistan including Sindh SDGs Parliamentary Taskforce, Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives, UNODC Pakistan and Civil Society partners participated in the webinar to highlight significance of SDG16 and the the implementation challenges. #SDG16

Full report on SDG16 can be accessed here: http://www.transparency.org.pk/documents/Pakistan-Progress-Report-on-SDG16.pdf

Raising Civil Society Awareness & Capacity Building on SD Goal 16

Workshop: Raising Civil Society Awareness & Capacity Building on SD Goal 16

Date: December 20, 2017

Venue: Indus Hotel, Hyderabad

Summary: Transparency International Pakistan organized ‘Raising Civil Society Awareness and Capacity on Sustainable Development Goal 16 Workshop’ on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Indus Hotel, Hyderbad.

The primary goal of the workshop was to help build CSO/NGO capacity on Goal 16, by discussing how to engage with governments and other local stakeholders to support the planning, implementation and accountability of Goal 16. The participants were able to contextual different SDGs in Pakistani context and understand the importance of the role of anti-corruption in achieving sustainable development in Pakistan.

Raising Civil Society Awareness & Capacity Building on SD Goal 16

Workshop: Raising Civil Society Awareness & Capacity Building on SD Goal 16

Date: December 12, 2017

Venue: Marriott Hotel, Islamabad

Summary: Transparency International Pakistan organized ‘Raising Civil Society Awareness and Capacity on Sustainable Development Goal 16 Workshop’ on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Islamabad Marriott Hotel.

The primary goal of the workshop was to help build CSO/NGO capacity on Goal 16, by discussing how to engage with governments and other local stakeholders to support the planning, implementation and accountability of Goal 16. The participants were able to contextual different SDGs in Pakistani context and understand the importance of the role of anti-corruption in achieving sustainable development in Pakistan.

Raising Civil Society Awareness & Capacity Building on SD Goal 16

Workshop: Raising Civil Society Awareness & Capacity Building on SD Goal 16

Date: November 16, 2017

Venue: Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi

Summary: Transparency International Pakistan organized ‘Raising Civil Society Awareness and Capacity on Sustainable Development Goal 16 Workshop’ on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi.

The primary goal of the workshop was to help build CSO/NGO capacity on Goal 16, by discussing how to engage with governments and other local stakeholders to support the planning, implementation and accountability of Goal 16. The participants were able to contextual different SDGs in Pakistani context and understand the importance of the role of anti-corruption in achieving sustainable development in Pakistan.