the Commission should serve the government with informed studies, its analyses should be
objective and the results not be dictated by the compulsions of government mandates. This is very
important to ensure the credibility of the institution. Ensuring such independence requires that the GRC
is not entirely dependent on government grants and has an entrepreneurial funding model, based on its
performance. We believe that the above will transform the Commission into a vibrant, high- quality and decisive
organisation. A new and well-structured GRC will also restore the glory of the Planning Commission,
though in a new avatar.