Save the Children


Region: South Asia

Country: Pakistan

Value: USD 137.6K

Start Date: 2012-09-25

End Date: 2012-11-24


Team Members

(Assignment Manager)
Ms. Amima Sayeed
(Team Leader)
Mr. Zulfiqar ul Mulk
(Field Manager/Researcher)

Project Description

In the wake of the devastating 2005 earthquake, Save the Children initiated a milt-sectorial and development program for the earthquake vulnerable families through different donor agencies. Most significant of district Battagram was "Partnership for Recovery and Development of Allai (PRDA)" a five year (2007-2011) program implemented by a consortium of both international and national NGO's. Based on the success of the PRDA program, Save the Children four years follow up district wise integrated initiative "Program for Establishment Partnership and Stability through Integrated Development in Battagram (PEPAS)" funded by the embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN). The overall goal of the program is Improved resilience among fragile communities through increased learning and development opportunities in education and livelihood's environment.

The overall objective of the baseline survey was to establish a rigorous baseline study with a particular emphasis on collecting data on indicators on a number of levels. The baseline study was primarily quantitative with inclusion of some quantitative elements as well. Seven different tools were used to collect information from children (of Katchi and Grade One), teachers, school management, parents, and the education system level. Katchi class children were assessed using School Readiness Assessment (SRA) and Grade One students were assessed using literacy and numeracy boost tools.

Services provided by APEX

The services provided by the APEX included research tools refinement and translation, training of field enumerators, data collection from 48 schools located in two tehsils of district Battagram, data editing and coding, data analysis, and baseline report development. Data editing was done by professional researchers and data was entered in Census Survey Program (CSPro). Data analysis was done using a statistical package (SPSS). The final report was drafted for the client which included the data analysis, findings, and recommendations. The whole exercise was done in close coordination of the education department Battagram.