Local Development Forum
Public Administration and Civil Service SWG

Public Administration and Civil Service Sector Working Group (PACS SWG)



The main purpose of the PACS SWG is to act as a coordination forum between donors and the PA on issues related to public administration and civil service sector reform, as well as on priorities and strategies of relevant PA institutions in this sector.

The key functions of the PACS SWG are as follows:

  • assist donors in aligning assistance in relation to the PA national plans and strategies for the sector;
  • support the development and updating of sector strategies within the framework of the PA national plans and budgets;
  • coordinate and harmonize donor assistance to prevent duplication;
  • carry out coordinated and strategic dialogue with the purpose of identifying PA priorities and the readiness/availability of the donor community to fund related programmes;
  • function as the main source of information for needs and achievements, donor funding and gaps in public administration and civil service sector reform;
  • develop joint indicators and sector reviews for sector monitoring and programme-based approaches.
  • The PACS SWG reports to the Governance Strategy Group (GSG) on a regular basis.

    Membership in the group is limited to relevant donors and other institutions (e.g. relevant non-governmental organizations)  who can add substantial financial or analytical value, as well as relevant PA institutions.

    Composition

    Co-Chairs: Ministry of Planning and Administrative Development (MoPAD) and United Kingdom (DFID)
    Technical Advisor: United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
    Members:
    PA institutions: Ministry of Finance (MoF), Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), General Personnel Council (GPC)
    Donors: Office of the European Union Representative (EUREP), Germany, Italy, Sweden, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank
    Observer: Office of the Quartet (OQ)
    Secretariat: Local Aid Coordination Secretariat (LACS)