Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)


14, Hill Road, F-6/3, Islamabad

Region: South Asia

Country: Pakistan

Value: USD 54.150K

Start Date: 2014-04-17

End Date: 2014-08-16


Team Members

Syed Muhammad Sardar Ali
(Assignment Manager)
Uzair Ahson
(Team Leader)
Sajid Siddique
(Assignment Advisor)
Hammad Rehman
(Assignment Coordinator)
Tabassum Hussain
(Field Manager)

Project Description

The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) is the lead apex institution for community-driven development in the country.  In order to assess the medium-term impact on the beneficiaries under the 47th batch of funding approval, the PPAF has planned to carry out the second phase of the survey.  The exercise shall provide timely reliable, qualitative and in-depth information as an indicator of outcomes to PPAF management and all important stakeholders.

The specific objectives of the second phase of User/Beneficiary Assessment Survey are to assess the medium-term impact of PPAF program/projects level interventions on the direct beneficiaries and to integrate these into program activities.

Assessment included Interviews of a beneficiary of PPAF Program/projects such as capacity building (training), social mobilization, education, health, community physical infrastructure, water, energy, microcredit, etc.

Services provided by APEX

The services provided by the firms included qualitative and quantitative information to monitor project direction. 2000 household beneficiary questionnaires, 41 FGDs/ checklist/ profile of villages were conducted. The firm reviewed project documents, designed research instruments, mobilized and trained enumerators and supervisors.  Results were compiled using CSPro/ SPSS and cleaned data set was presented to the client. 

Focus areas for Survey was Water Energy & Infrastructure, Education, Health, Livelihood Enhancement and protection, Social Mobilization & Institutional Development, Micro Credit

The assignment covered twenty-one districts in four provinces. 48 male and female field researchers, 16 field supervisors, 1 data manager and 2 technical experts (analysts & report writers) were involved in the completion of this assignment. A final report, with the triangulated findings of the qualitative and quantitative research, was compiled as the final deliverable to the client.