A Bit About Us
The National School of Public Policy (NSPP), Lahore, is the premier institution for the training and continuing education of civil servants in Pakistan. The School provides mandatory, four-tiered, training courses for civil servants through their entire career cycle. Policy related, strategic, operational, and tactical training is provided beginning with Basic Scale-18 officers up to Basic Scale-20 officers who are transitioning to the highest level of public policy making.
Building on the strength of Pakistan’s existing training mechanism, the NSPP was established on the 15th of March 2005 under the NSPP Ordinance of 2002 with a broader scope and mandate. The ordinance merged the Pakistan Administrative Staff College, now the National Management College (NMC), with the five provincial National Institutions of Public Administration, now National Institutes of Management (NIMs).
In June 2009, NSPP was declared a Degree Awarding Institute. While training remains central to the School, it is expanding its core functions to also include ‘education’ and ‘research’. The School has established the National Institute of Public Policy (NIPP) as a research organization with the goal of evolving it into a think tank for the senior executives of both the public and private sectors on challenging public policy issues.
To be a recognized center of excellence for the study of public policy, management, related research and analysis, so as to improve the quality of decision making, and its effective implementation in the governance of Pakistan.
To improve the quality and effectiveness of public policies and management in Pakistan, by improving the quality of pre-service and in-service training and education of all those engaged in public service. The institution also aims at progressive personality development so as to foster an attitudinal change that motivates the trainees to work for public interest which would catalyze socio-economic development, create and deliver public value and win public trust.
Azmat Ali Ranjha
Rector, National School of Public Policy
The National School of Public Policy (NSPP) is responsible for training senior civil servants in strategic, operational and tactical fields of management. The officers nominated for training are drawn from diverse groups of civil servants, both from the Federal Government and the Provinces. The faculty and management of NSPP is committed to the highest standards of training and education. One of the key objectives going forward is to turn NSPP into a “Center of Excellence” in the sphere of public policy advice and training of public servants.
We believe that future of our country will depend on strong leaders who can manage change with sound evidence based policies and effective implementation skills. The key emphasis of school is on training, but research and education are also integral parts of its mandate. National Institute of Public Policy (NIPP) is an integral unit of NSPP focused on generating policy advice for the government on key issues facing the country. It is our endeavour to make NIPP the premier policy think tank for the government. Towards this end, NSPP has embarked on an ambitious capacity building agenda that includes induction of the highest quality faculty, both from home and abroad.
We at NSPP are committed to build the School into a “Centre of Excellence” in the domain of Public Policy and Administration, fully capable of equipping our public servants with skill sets necessary for effectively managing the challenges of the twenty first century.
Dr. Arif Alvi
President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Dr. Shireen M. Mazari
Federal Minister of Human Rights
Dr. Ijaz Munir
Secretary, Establishment Division
Mr. Naveed Kamran Baloch
Secretary, Finance Division
Mr. Javed Sadiq Malik
Mr. Muneer Kamal
Dr. Faisal Bari
Ms. Arifa Saboohi
S&GA Department, Government of Punjab
S&GA Department, Government of Sindh
S&GA Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Services & GA Department, Government of Balochistan
Mr. Azmat Ali Ranjha
Rector, National School of Public Policy