First annual public policy conference to be held tomorrow at NSPP

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National Institute of Public Policy (NIPP) will organize a two-day first annual public policy conference at the National School of Public Policy (NSPP) here on Monday.

NSPP sources said on Sunday that researchers would present research papers
titled social policy financing.

NSPP Rector Dr Ijaz Munir said the conference was being organized to give
recommendations in the formulation of government social policy. He said the purpose of conference was to float suggestions on minimizing the wastage of resources after a critical review of government initiatives and to help policymakers in increasing the
efficiency of public sector expenditure.

There would be consultation on the action plan to improve programmes like security,
health insurance, he added.

Dr. Ijaz said that discussion on effective social security and financial assistance
mechanism for children, disabled persons and old persons would also be the subject
of the conference. He said that effectiveness of the state-funded Sehat Sahulat Insurance
Programme would also be evaluated.

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