Poorly performing public institutions have led to a widespread perception in Pakistan that the government is corrupt and dysfunctional. Attempts to reform these institutions haven’t worked because they focused more on the appearance of a working public sector rather than tackling the harder problem of improving its substance. Our Communications Assistant writes about a different approach championed by Harvard Kennedy School professor Lant Pritchett that focuses on how to improve the internal function of public services through experimental, evidence-based policy design.

Read his full article published in The Friday Times here.