Coordination and Monitoring Division is established in pursuance of ‘Independent Third Party Evaluation Report’ and post devolution scenario in the 10th meeting of PARC Executive Committee held on 17th October, 2012. It consists of two Directorates and one Institute namely; (i) Directorate of Coordination, (ii) Directorate of Human Resource Development and (iii) PARC Institute of Advanced Studies in Agriculture (PIASA), each having its own mandate and objectives. Recently, regional coordinating units were established in PARC outstation establishments at Quetta, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Tandojam, Muzaffarabad and Juglote-Gilgit to coordinate with all the Agriculture Universities and Livestock Departments of provinces, at regional level.
The functions of this Division mainly include; i) Coordination between PARC and national agricultural research systems of many countries (bilateral links), and UN/CGIAR/US based agricultural research agencies (international development partners), ii) Coordination and facilitation of research at national level, and iii) Assessment of training needs (local/foreign) for NARS and arrangement of pre-service and in service training along with budget & placement proposals. Furthermore, this Division is also involved in post-graduate education through PARC Institute of Advanced Studies (PIASA).