This part of the citizens’ dossier shares the interesting rankings of SDGs progress based upon the results of citizens’ scorecard. SDGs ranking is done only among the five SDGs selected for the pilot phase of SDGs Citizens’ Watch Pakistan Program (2019-2020). The below tables share the SDGs rankings at national, provincial / regional and districts level based on the green light/satisfactory responses against each goal as elaborated in the Chapter 3. This is pertinent to mention that ranking among provinces and regions as well as among selected districts was not possible due to the limitations in the citizens’ scorecard. There are so many socio-economic and political disparities among the provinces, regions and districts of Pakistan therefore in order to classify the provinces and districts with each other, there might have been a different methodology and survey questionnaire for citizens to respond.
4.1 National ranking of SDGs based on citizens’ responses
Below table (b) shows that citizens of Pakistan ranked SDG 4 at the top, SDG 3 at the second and SDG 5 at the third position in terms of progress. If we compare the results with table (a) in chapter second where the citizens’ have set their top ten priorities, we see that SDG 4 was the top most priority at national and provincial / regional level whereas SDG 1 and SDG 3 were set at priority 2nd and 3rd. However, this is interesting to learn that citizens positioned SDG 5 at third most progressing goal in Pakistan whereas they have set SDG 5 at the 8th priority in top ten priorities grid. SDG 16 remained at the 4th level priority and 4th level of progress. SDG 10 remained at the least level of priority and progress as described in both the tables (a & b).
Table (b) (Please refer score card for further details)
|SDGs||Sindh||Punjab||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||ICT||Gilgit Baltistan||Balochistan||AJK||SDs Progress National||SDGs Rank|
4.2 SDGs ranking as per progress at Provincial/Regional level
Tables c, d, e, f, g, h & i show that SDG 4 is ranked at the top all the provinces and regions in terms of progress. Citizens of A J & K, and Punjab placed SDG 5 as the second most progressing goal in their respective districts followed SDG 3 at the third position. Whereas, citizens of Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan, Twin cities and Sindh placed SDG 3 as the second most progressing goal in their respective districts followed SDG 5 at third position. However, citizens of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ranked SDG 16 as the second most progressing goal in its respective districts followed SDG 3. Punjab ranked SDG 10 as the 4th most progressing goal whereas all other provinces and regions placed SDG 16 at the 4th position. SDG 10 remained the least progressing goal in all the provinces and regions except in Punjab. If we compare the provincial and regional priorities as mentioned in Table (a) Chapter 2 with that of SDG progress as mentioned in table c, d, e, f, g, h & i citizens of all the provinces and regions have ranked SDG 4 as the top most priority and progressing goal followed SDG 3, SDG 1 and SDG 16.
Azad Jammu & Kashmir
|SDGs||AJ & K||SDGs Ranking|
|SDGs||Gilgit Baltistan||SDGs Ranking|
|SDGs||Twin Cities||SDGs Ranking|
|SDGs||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||SDGs Ranking|
4.3 SDGs ranking as per progress at District level
Tables j, k, l, m, n, o & p show the rankings of SDGs progress at district level as per the results of citizens’ scorecard. As mentioned earlier the inter provincial and inter district progress ranking cannot be done due to limitations in the methodology and questionnaire of the citizens’ scorecard. Similarly, intra-provincial district ranking is also not possible on basis of same reasons as the socio-economic and political status, facilities as well as opportunities of people living in Karachi, Lahore Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi Quetta etc. is much better than those of living in Tharparkar, Rajan Pur, Mardan and Ziarat. However, intra district ranking of progress on SDGs are depicted in the Table j, k, l, m, n, o & p as per the results of citizen scorecards.
This is pertinent to mention that people in all the 14 selected districts of Pakistan placed SDG 4 as the top most progressing goal in their respective districts except Karachi, Tharparkar (Sindh) and Ziarat (Balochistan). Citizens of Karachi ranked SDGs 16 and citizens of Tharparkar & Ziarat ranked SDG3 as the top most progressing goal in their respective districts. SDG 16 is the least progressing goal in Ziarat, Islamabad, Lahore, Rajan Pur and Tharparkar. SDGs 16 is about peace, justice, rule of law and strong institutions and this is interesting that people in Lahore and Islamabad consider least progress in related indicators of SDG 16. On the other hand, people of Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Quetta, Gilgit, Hunza, Rawalpindi and Karachi ranked SDG 10 as the least progressing goal in their respective districts. Table (n) shows that people of Peshawar and Mardan ranked SDG 5 and SDG 3 as the least progressing goals respectively.
Azad Jammu & Kashmir