Purpose of Young Development Fellowship Program

The programs aims to take top minds of Pakistan in variety of fields and use their talents for better long term planning for Pakistan.
YDF programmme has been carved out with intent to ensure active participation of young professionals in national development. YDF is a 5-year programme that will create a pool of 200 young development fellows during next five years, 40 of them to be hired each year. They will be hired through a transparent mechanism on the basis of relevant qualification, experience and skills.

“Kickoff event of Young Development Fellows (YDF) Program from Ministry of Planning Development & Reforms. This program aims to take top minds of Pakistan in variety of fields and use their talents for better long term planning for Pakistan and also train these young brains to become the future development leaders of Pakistan.”

The Young Development Fellows (YDF) programme will bring together 220 emerging leaders during period of five years (up to 40 each year) from around Pakistan. YDF will be a one-year programme with built in “stretch/learning assignment” where they will gain valuable on job experience. They will be a member of team where they are expected to make significant contribution towards the unit’s work programme while gaining a broad overview of Planning Commission’s policies and functions. The YDF will provide an opportunity to the Pakistan’s young leaders to learn from the experience of the Planning Commission and other economic ministries/divisions involved in policy formulation. They will be attached and assist to the Chiefs/ Heads of the Sections of Planning Commission in Policy formulation and research fieldwork and will work under their supervision. YDF will be assigned projects and studies in connection with Pakistan 2025 programme and other specified duties relevant to their field. They may be assigned tasks/ projects in other ministries. They will be encouraged to take initiatives and produce quality of work/ideas independently. The respective Chief// Head of Section will prepare detailed TORs for each YDF. The performance of the YDF will be reviewed quarterly. Under the proposed programme, eminent national scholars will be brought together to teach them for a tailor made training programme at PPMI. A training program will be arranged for each batch of YDF.
• Upto 40 Fellows from around Pakistan in each year up to five years of Young Pakistani Fellows work and learn from experienced of the policy makers working in Planning Commission minds, carefully selected for their academic background, passion and leadership potential. These fellows will include economists, social scientists, engineers, etc.
• YDF scholar will learn from some of the national and international most reputed policy makers and knows for their outstanding contribution in policymaking
• YDFs will be coached on life skills and will have a chance to develop their “Whole person” through a portfolio of engaging practical experiences. They will have a chance to perform numerical analysis, exercise critical thinking, problem solving, and will be trained in business and entrepreneurship.
• YDFs will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 60,000 all-inclusive for period of one year.

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