Multi-Sector Rehabilitation & Improvement Project (MSRIP)

Multi-Sectoral Rehabilitation & Improvement Project (MSRIP) was an ADB initiative to improve the conditions in the Education and Health Sectors of AJ&K. The primary objectives of the project areas under:

  1. Designing & Building of Schools & Hospitals
  2. Development of MIS based Monitoring & Evaluation Plan (M&E) Plan for Education & Health Sectors
  3. Development of Procurement Systems & Procedures in Education & Health Sectors
  4. Organizational Development Assessment, Strategic Planning, Training Needs Assessment & Capacity Building of the Planning & Development Department & the relevant ministries
  5. Development of Asset Management Plans for the Ministries of Education & Health
  6. Construction Supervision of the Schools & hospitals
  7. Community Participation & Social Mobilization for Project Suitability.

Sindh Devolved Social Services Development Program

ADB’s overarching goal for all its interventions is poverty alleviation. Government of Sindh (GoS) is committed to poverty reduction and is in the process of formulating its S-PRSP. At the request of GoS, ADB is considering providing a loan of US $150 million to the GoS so that it can make a concerted effort to attack poverty and to achieve the goals it has set out in the S-PRSP. The Devolved Social Services Program (DSSP) will help bridge the gap and help increase the social sector spending in Sindh.

The objective of the TA is “to improve and secure long term, sound, technically and financially sustainable, cost-effective provision of services, to satisfy the need of the common citizen” and “to improve health, education and living conditions of the population by involving them in the decision making process” and “to strengthen the economic development potential and financial base of the local government institutions.”

 

Social Protection Strategy Development Study

In September 2001, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved its Social Protection Strategy covering five areas identified by ADB as main target areas of social protection: (i) labor markets, (ii) social insurance, (iii) social assistance, (iv) micro-insurance schemes, and (v) child protection. The Government of Pakistan’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) gives high priority to improving social protection. ADB is assisting the Government in various areas of social protection, including early childhood development, health, and education. Under the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, ADB is also supporting a pilot project to improve the health and nutrition status of marginalized women and children.  The objective of this assignment is to (a) support the Government of Pakistan in its efforts to strengthen an integrated and coordinated policy approach for social protection, and (b) to guide ADB in future programming in Pakistan, identifying possible fields of further co-operation between ADB and Pakistan.

 

 

Impact Assessment of Financial Literacy Program in Pakistan

SBP as an executing agency rolled out the financial literacy program through different channels.  The channels used for the outreach included;

  • Class room based trainings
  • Street theatres
  • Social media & TV/Radio Programs

Use of different outreach/awareness modes helped the implementing agency and contracted firm in reaching out to the desired number of beneficiaries in all of Pakistan. Use of interesting training contents and touch of local cultural models for learning (street theatre) made the program quite interesting among the targeted rural and poor communities.

After completion of assignment, FINCON was hired by State Bank of Pakistan as post evaluation agency to proof read Bearing Point in order to evaluate executional accomplishment of implementer likewise was also given the task to audit strength of program through qualitative and quantitative techniques so that future program interventions can be designed in light of monitoring and evaluation results.

 

Quetta Water Supply and Environmental Improvement Project (QWSEIP)

 

  • Water scarcity is an enduring problem in Quetta with steadily increasing population and water demands. The ground water levels have dropped tremendously. Quetta requires intervention to improve its water supply situation. Quetta also lacks a proper waste and sanitation system, the current practice of discharging untreated domestic and industrial sewage needs to be stopped by providing sewage treatment facilities.

 

  • Asian Development Bank has provided technical assistance to BWASA to develop a project covering full, economic and efficient utilization of ground water. The problem of sewage and drainage should be handled by developing proper sanitation and drainage system, including sewage treatment plants and sewage conveying system. This project will be consumer friendly, considering their needs and complaints and will provide timely services and advice. The problem of sewage and drainage has been also highlighted by developing proper sanitation and drainage system, including sewage treatment plants and sewage conveying system.

 

Household Survey, Health Facility Assessment and Qualitative Assessment in FATA/FRs under Fata Child Health Project

 

The main objective of the study is to establish an agency level end-line status   of maternal, new born and child health services in FATA. End-line survey will be carried out in each of the agency targeted by this project and the findings will be consolidated and compared with the baseline findings to establish the progress update on MNCH service delivery across the entire FATA. The end-line will determine change (Positive or Negative) against target setting within each result area, as per indicators set out in the project log-frame; validate if the activities within the project design were sufficient in scale and scope in order to meet these targets; and identify opportunities for sustainability of project activities within FATA. The specific objectives of the study will be:

  • To collect end line information on indicators related to maternal and caretaker knowledge and practices.
  • To assess the current condition of the physical infrastructure, services, utilities and staffing situation of the health facilities.
  • To determine the current availability and quality of key health services including management of ARI, diarrhea, malnutrition, essential newborn care, drugs, vaccines and equipment.
  • To assess the provision and current utilization of outpatient health facilities by mothers and children <5 year of age.

To perform skill assessment of health care providers trained on management of ARI, diarrhea, acute malnutrition at health facilities in FATA

 

FATA Rural Development Project, Asian Development Bank

 

FATA Rural Development is a TA provided by Asian Development Bank, under which a design will be prepared for a project to support the Government’s efforts to (i) reduce the incidence of poverty in FATA through sustainable and appropriate development activities; (ii) improve livelihoods among the rural population by increasing incomes and employment opportunities through a mix of economic and social interventions; (iii) arrest resource and environmental degradation; and (iv) facilitate the mainstreaming of FATA into the country’s economic and political system. The TA has four design aims: (i) provide communication and productive infrastructure (drinking water, irrigation, link roads.); (ii) increase incremental household incomes through improved agriculture and natural resource-based productivity; (iii) enhance non-farm employment opportunities through training for technical skills development; and (iv) institutional strengthening for community organizations and service delivery agencies.

 

FATA Assessment Study

Narrative description of Project:

The objective of this consultancy was to undertake a study in South Waziristan of FATA with the overall purpose of mainstreaming FATA with the rest of Pakistan through improving access to market and leveraging on USAID investments in building roads which is connecting Wana with D.I Khan & Indus Highway Indus and at the same time explore the potential areas of cross border trade with Afghanistan border. The study will clearly identify and strategize both agriculture and non- agriculture sectors for future program interventions. These areas include.

  1. Policy and Institutional Development
  2. Value Chain Improvement
  3. Capacity Building Interventions

 

Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project (UWSSP)

 

UWSSP has been initiated to address the water supply and sanitation problems of Rawalpindi City. Water and Sanitation Authority (WASA) was created under the RDA to manage the water supply and sanitation system with the staff base of 900 employees. An organization in its nascent phase, WASA has to address the needs of water users spread across 109,000 domestic and commercial units of Rawalpindi. WASA also has to evolve into a new and progressive organization by an revamping old and inefficient system it inherited from Municipal Corporation. It also has to be self sufficient and viable to cover its financial obligations. An MIS has to be developed to address the needs of an effective service delivery organization including its billing, accounting, inventory, payroll, assets management, and decision support system.