PARTNERS: Independent Directorate of Local Governance and The Asia Foundation
The Performance-Based Governance Fund (PBGF) empowers provincial governors by providing them with operational budgets to enhance their relationships with citizens and improve their overall management capacity. PBGF aims to: 1) improve performance of Provincial Governors’ Offices (PGOs) by meeting day-to-day funding requirements; 2) strengthen the financial management capacity of PGO staff; and, 3) build the capacity of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) to administer provincial funding and evaluate provincial administrations. As part of the program, governors and their offices are evaluated on a quarterly basis related to their use of PBGF. Based on these findings, the governors are publicly ranked, with the top six scorers receiving an additional 25 percent budget increase, while the bottom six receive a 25 percent reduction in funding.