KP Data Portal & Evidence-Based Planning

Event Date : Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM

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Meeting ID: 98630231695

Venue: JCR Hall, PIDE
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem Ul Haque, Vice Chancellor, PIDE
Speakers :

  1. Naeem uz Zafar, Chief Statistician, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), Islamabad
  2. Taimur Khan, Institutional Development Advisor, Sustainable Energy & Economic Development (SEED) Project, Adam Smith International
  3. Nazish Afraz, Project Economist, Sustainable Energy & Economic Development (SEED) Project, Adam Smith International
  4. Shujaat Farooq, Acting Dean, PIDE


  • Introduction to KP Data Portal to the academic staff and students
  • Discussion and feedback from students and academia on the data portal
  • A panel discussion on evidence-based planning & policy making (barriers and enablers) 


SEED is an FCDO funded technical assistance programme. The programme aims to stimulate economic growth in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through increased investment, climate resilient and inclusive planning, increased productivity and job creation. As part of our support, we are supporting the KP government in nourishing a culture of evidence-based planning for better public investment decision making. One of our flagship initiatives in this regard is the development of KP Data Portal, where we have developed a robust database powered by a powerful decision-making tool that can provide credible data and analysis needed to make critical investment decisions. The KP Data Portal was formally launched in April 2022 and is now publicly accessible through KP BOS’ website . The website is powered by a strong visualization tool and a database consisting of historic administrative data since 1996. Currently there is data on 1157 indicators across 15 sectors.