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Strategic Planning and Institutional Strengthening of Peshawar City District Government (PCDG)

Facilitated strategic planning and institutional strengthening of Peshawar City District Government (PCDG), 2016. The task involved developing a medium term strategic plan for PCDG, followed by sector plan in three to four priority areas and conduct institutional assessment of PCDG with respect to these plans. Based on this assessment, a set of recommendations were presented to KP Government for institutional strengthening of PCDG. 

Process Review of National Socioeconomic Registry Update Phase – I Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) 

Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) is a flagship social safety net program initiated by the government of Pakistan to cushion the negative effect of food, fuel crisis and inflation. BISP provides eligible families with unconditional cash transfer on quarterly basis. Inventure in collaboration with Associate in Development is undertaking process review of National Socioeconomic Registry Update Phase – I. The survey will be conducted in 16 districts across Pakistan including AJK and Gilgit Baltistan. The survey will provide updated information on socio economic characteristics, profile of households, reduce errors and estimate the current status of welfare and poverty of households. The computer assisted Personal Interviewing along with android based technology will be used for the survey. The overall objective of the assignment is to analyze the rationality, consistency and coherence between the survey conception methodology, execution, monitoring and reporting. The process review will also assess as to how the human capacities, systems, plans and procedures are blended into the overall survey design to achieve the desired results. Inventure is managing field force of around 70 field monitoring officers and field supervisors. 

Baseline Study on Gender Equity through Sport and Play 2016

The baseline study was conducted to gather information from multiple stakeholders including young girls and boys, parents, teachers, coaches, community elders and project staff about the role of play that can inculcate gender equality among children, assess their life and leadership skills and access to secure play areas. The study set benchmarks against project indicators for comparison at the end of project. Around 500 children were contacted through one to one interview along with the focused group discussions with the key stakeholders to get to know about their perceptions and viewpoints about gender equality and what role they could play in gender empowerment through awareness raising and their participation in play activities.

Facilitated workshop with implementing partner’s of Welthungerhilfe (WHH) focusing on progress review, lessons learnt and future planning. 

Designed and Facilitated Consultations and Documented “Lessons Learnt Report”

Designed and conducted lessons learnt workshops and developed reports for Communities for Child Wellbeing (CCWB) Project implanted in Galliat and Rawalpindi, commissioned by World Vision Pakistan (WVP). 

Final Evaluation of Right To Play’s Generation Amazing (GA) Program

Conducted to gauge the impact of the program, measure progress made against planned outcomes and to identify and document key lessons learnt during its implementation. The evaluation was aimed at understanding the overall results of the GA program including unintended outcomes and its impact on the lives of target beneficiaries through conducting an evaluation in a structured manner to capture the results of the program and analyze progress against planned outcomes. (2017) 

Research Study on Family Honor and Child Marriages

Conducted a research study on honor and early and forced child marriages commissioned by Plan Pakistan. The study involved meeting with representatives of about 50 groups of men, women, girls and boys. One to one interviews and focus group discussions were conducted with respondents to gather their views and perceptions about the key research questions. On the basis of key findings, actionable recommendations will be put forth for future programming to discourage and prevent child marriages. 

ASP AiD - The Assessment and Strengthening Program (ASP) being implemented by Associates in Development (AiD) is a five-year program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project is helping build organizational capacities of public sector entities and civil society organizations across Pakistan. Inventure Private Limited is one of the three partners in the consortium, implementing ASP AiD. 

Sponsored by USAID Citizen Voice Project, implemnted a 5 month long voter education project is district Attock under CVP Cycle 6. 

Comissioned by Oxfam Novib and SAFERWORLD, conducting a baseline and program scoping study across Pakistan. The scope of this assignment is twofold:

  1. Conduct baseline assessment – collection of data from primary and secondary sources; field survey; data collection, compilation, analysis and production of high quality report
  2. Power analysis; actors and political interest mapping and programme scoping for Oxfam Novib and Saferworld. 

Conducted donor mapping and peer analysis to inform Save the Children's Country Strategic Plan 2016-18. 

Provide techncial assistance to UNDP to develop "results and resources framework" and work plan for this project which is being jointly implemented by UNDP and Planning Comission of Pakistan. 

The end-line evaluation of Manzil Project implemented by World Vision Pakistan in district Rawalpindi. The evaluation included quantitative assessment of the well being indicators of children and their families as well as a qualitative evaluation of the appropriateness, efficiency and timeliness of inputs, activities and results.  Data was collected  from all relevant stakeholders and key informants from target UCs of Rawalpindi (UC 5, 6, 8, 9,10) through quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Inventure is currently helping Plan Pakistan to develop its five year Country Strategic Plan for 2015-2020.  The Program focuses on Children Centered Community Development approach through interventions in Education, Health, WASH, Livelihoods and Disaster Risk Reduction and Child protection in ICT, Punjab and Sindh Provinces. The assignment involves;

  • design and moderation of a large number of in-country consultations with Plan team, relevant government officials, Plan’s implementing partners and communities
  • review of numerous impact assessment, evolution, review and monitoring reports to distill lessons learnt
  • visioning to identify most appropriate programmatic interventions, Plan’s positioning and required resources and organizational development targets for the next five years
  • consolidation of all the above in a succinct and coherent document  

Conducted Midterm Review of Country Strategy Paper of ActionAid Pakistan. AAPK program priorities are women and girls rights, just and democratic governance, right to quality education, rights to food, disaster risk management and curbing the spread of HIV and AIDs. Inventure team assessed livelihoods interventions initiated in the development areas by ActionAid and its implementing partners such as provision of agri inputs, seed bank and organic farming. Depending upon the needs of the local communities recommendations were put forward for introducing additional livelihood intervention and replacing interventions affecting environment adversely. In addition to conducted IDIs and FDGs with program beneficiaries, the evaluation team also met with AAPk implementing partners, CSOs, alliances, service providers in health and education, networks, activists, journalists, academia and research institutions in 6 Development Areas of ActionAid Pakistan in all four provinces of Pakistan.

Conducted a value chain baseline study focusing on agriculture, livestock and forestry sectors in districts Bagh and Neelum of AJ&K. Around 600 HHs were covered in 6 UCs of both Districts along with a large number of Key Informant Interviews and FGDs with multiple stakeholders. This baseline study was commissioned by IRP.

Pre KAP Survey on WASH commissioned by Islamic Relief in District Bagh and Neelum of AJ&K. The survey aimed at gathering information about knowledge, attitude, perceptions about water and sanitation. The baseline survey will serve as benchmark to be compared at the completion of project.

Conducted research studies on Cash Transfer and Nutrition projects in KPK, Sindh and Punjab commissioned by Save the Children. The purpose of the research studies is to identify the gaps and best practices of nutrition and cash transfer projects implemented under PEFSA II by PEFSA Alliance Partners (Save the Children, ACTED, AFC, IRC, OXFAM and Care) for improved future programming.

Research on Effects of Post Flood Migration on Children Living and Working on Street commissioned by SPARC. A team of 15 researchers were deployed to undertake this study. The study involved two staged field research in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkar, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta and Multan. Recommendations from this research study provided basis for program design aiming at improving lives of children living and working on the street.

Baseline study commissioned by World Vision Pakistan on primary education services and role of teachers and education department in the provision of quality education in district Sukkur covering primary schools for girls and boys in twenty villages. Besides household survey, in depth interviews and focus group discussions were conducted with multiple stakeholders including district education department. Developed 5 case studies besides baseline report.

External Evaluation of Integrated Community Development and Women Empowerment Program being implemented in four districts of southern Punjab including Lodhran, Multan, Muzaffargarh, DG Khan and Rajanpur. During the assignment Inventure team assessed more than 70 development women forums established by AWAZ in these districts.

Assessment and mapping of services for victims and survivors of Gender Based Violence in 8 districts of Baluchistan and KPK commissioned by ARC. The research was conducted with the help of 16 gender balanced teams of two researchers each, simultaneously deployed in the following districts; Swat, Lower Dir, Upper Dir, Kohistan, Naseerabad, Quetta, Sibi, and Jafferabad.

Mapping and Integrated Behavioral and Biological Surveillance (IBBS) of Most at Risk .Populations (MARPs), commissioned by Canada- Pakistan HIV/AIDS Surveillance Project (HASP). The study was conducted in Rahim Yar Khan involving ten gender balanced teams of researchers.

Skills scoping study for developing a market oriented skills program in KPK and FATA. The research involved an assessment of the supply and demand of skills training in KPK and FATA through a field survey of sampled districts and frontier regions namely Swat Peshawar, Mansehra, Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber and FR DI Khan. This study was also commissioned by DFID.

Sanjh Sawair School - A special project of Inventure Pvt. Ltd. for Street Children. Inventure prides itself on pioneering corporate social responsibility related work in social sector consulting business in the country. The Firm started Sanjh Sawair School project as part of its CRS program in August 2010 with dual focus. Firstly to provide quality education to street children living in shanty, make shift huts erected by nomadic people from south and central Punjab who have come to Islamabad in search of better livelihood opportunities. The project is providing fast track informal education to these children. The second focus of the project is to educate parents of these children, especially mothers about the importance of education, health and hygiene and child protection.

Value chain assessment for identification of income generating interventions for women in district Muzaffargarh  in the aftermath of devastating flood in 2010.

Impact Assessment of One to One (OTO) Sponsorship Program being implemented by Islamic Relief International in KPK, AJK and Punjab for the last 15 years. In addition to a large number of in depth interviews and focus group discussions with stakeholders and key informants, the assignment included a survey of 450 randomly selected households in Mansehra, Muzaffarabad and Rawalpindi. The OTO program assessment was done on the thematic areas of Education, child rights and protection and livelihoods in accordance with MGDs. Developed 5 case studies on the impact of OTO Program.

Final evaluation of Plan International’s five year country program. Key thrusts of the program were child protection, Education, health and livelihoods, whereas HIV/AIDS and gender were cross cutting themes. A team of 25 researchers, evaluators and sector experts worked for more than two months to complete this evaluation. Quantitative and Qualitative field research was conducted in Islamabad Capital Territory and districts of Vehari and Chakwal. Recommendations of this evaluation have reportedly played a major role in shaping the future programming of Plan Pakistan.

Inventure is one of the four organizations in a consortium which is currently implementing a USAID funded Assessment and Strengthening Program (ASP). ASP is a five-year program with a total funding outlay of approximately USD 9.0 million and it aims to build the capacities of local organizations.

Inventure Private Limited Implemented a project titled "Citizens' Voice for Free, Fair and Peaceful Elections", under a contract with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for Citizens' Voice Project, Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) Inventure is implementing this project in Tehsil Fatehjang District Attock, Punjab, Pakistan.

Inventure Private Limited is currently implementing a project “Importance of Local Government System” in District Attock, Punjab, Pakistan. Inventure Private Limited intends to implement a project in Teshil Fateh Jang of District Attock to raise awareness and affirm importance of Local Government System through set of stipulated activities which would help communities to determine, understand and address issues regarding their social development and their solution at their doorsteps. The project also aims to educate right holders and duty bearers to be responsive and to make the whole process transparent and accountable. Moreover the project will maintain inclusiveness of all stakeholders especially those are excluded i.e. women, religious minorities, and persons with disabilities to be able to participate in the decision making process.

Impact Assessment of educational reforms at school level as a result of five years of implementation of Punjab Education Sector Reform Program. The study was commissioned by DFID. A team of around 30 field researchers and five senior evaluators was deployed to conduct this study in five districts of Punjab, namely Lodhran, Rawalpindi, Rahim Yar Khan, Muzaffargarh, Faisalabad and Gujranwala. The field survey covered secondary, elementary and primary schools, school going girls and boys, dropped out girls and boys, parents of both school going and out of school children, teachers and staff of district education departments. 50 case studies were developed on the impact of PERSP.