GTP 2.0 promises even more
SUCCESS, for the most part, will only mean the pursuit of more success especially with regard to the country's Government Transformation Programme (GTP) that has launched its 2.0 version. GTP 2.0 is a roadmap charting the direction of the seven National Key Result Areas (NKRAs) involved for the next three years. The seven are: crime reduction; fighting corruption; addressing the rising cost of living; improving rural development; raising the living standard of poorer households; improving urban public transport; and, assuring quality education for the whole country.
And, as promised, the GTP is a responsive programme, and the 2.0 edition will, for instance, address the problem areas, such as the gap between urban and rural education where the target is already set at 25 per cent reduction.
One of the most stunning facets of the GTP is the methodology it adopted in getting the Big Fast Results (BFR) it desires and addressing the concerns of the public. Here, the focus is not just on the accuracy of the policy but more so its implementation, the outcomes of which are rigorously monitored, and in which the Key Performance Index (KPI) is the mainstay.
GTP 1.0 shows the immense achievements that have been made with regard to the targets set. In fact, to classify it as an over-achievement is no exaggeration. The crime reduction NKRA, a top priority for Datuk Seri Najib Razak's administration, for example, has delivered a marked decrease in street crimes over the two years since its inception.
New initiatives, which include more aggressive action against corruption, to name an important focus, will be taken in the next three years and will also address the apparently unresponsive issues of GTP 1.0.
Stakeholders from both the private and public sectors of GTP 1.0 were kept involved throughout the two years to ensure zero roadblocks, with emphasis on collaboration between the ministries and government agencies.
The public, too, participated by giving feedback through the open days organised by the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu).
Equally important, if not more so, is the setting of clear directions and targets and the priority given to the allocation of necessary resources. In short, the parts that make the whole were clearly identified and faithfully adhered to. That Malaysia's GTP has captured the attention of the world testifies to its astoundingly powerful attribute as the engine of development. In tandem with the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) , the GTP is about getting things done and enabling the environment needed to take Malaysia to the high-income economy envisaged by Vision 2020.