Building capabilities is one of the key drivers for sustainable economic growth and development. It requires sufficient investment in various sectors such as Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Youth and Skill Development, Science and Technology, Higher Education and Institutional Reforms and Governance..
Pakistan direly needs to improve its productivity growth, increase the skill levels of its workforce and consequently move toward better living standard for its people. These multifarious challenges could only be addressed by widespread adoption of technology.
According to the experts, the federal government was committed to supporting development of knowledge economy based on three main vehicles,; access, equality and relevance to economy development. Although access to higher education has increased, yet Pakistan was lagging behind comparable countries in this respect. The other two objectives, namely quality and relevance also needed significant improvement. Governance referred to the process and structures that were designed to ensure rule of law, accountability, transparency, responsiveness, stability, equity and inclusiveness, empowerment and broad-based participation. The incumbent federal government was quite obviously cognizant of the importance of improving governance as a key enabler of effective service deliver, successful outcome of various public policies and programmes that were critical for sustainable economic growth and development of the country.