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Global evidence policy units: PEMANDU, Malaysia

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Caroline Cassidy, Josephine Tsui

PEMANDU is the Government of Malaysia's performance management and delivery unit. It was set up in 2009 to oversee the National Transformation Programme – a set of socio-economic priorities to help transform Malaysia into a high-income nation by 2020. PEMANDU – which also means ‘driver’ in Malay – is the largest delivery unit in the world, with over 100 staff.

This publication is part of a series on global evidence policy units, published by the Knowledge Sector Initiative in Indonesia. It presents key facts about the department: how it was established, how it has evolved, and how it works today.

Caroline Cassidy and Josephine Tsui