Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Pakistan

Project: Political Economy Analysis and Conflict Analysis Toolkit and Training: Development of training curriculum and delivering training to all-staff in UNDP Pakistan’s FATA Transition and Recovery Programme. Development of a customized toolkit to mainstream political economy and conflict analysis in programming

Client: ILO, Pakistan

Project: Government’s Compliance with ILO Recommendation on Social Protection Floors: Mapping of social protection systems provided by the federal and four provincial governments in Pakistan, and preparation of the Government of Pakistan’s submission to the Director General of ILO on Recommendation 202:  Social Protection Floors.

Client: World Bank, Pakistan

Project: Review of Citizen Engagement Systems in Government: The study examined citizen engagement (consultation, beneficiary feedback and grievance redress) mechanisms within selected departments (Agriculture, Irrigation, municipal services) in the governments of Sindh and Punjab in Pakistan.  The purpose of the study was to identify and assess existing systems with a view to advising the Bank on how to segue its required citizen engagement systems, which it must incorporate into every project, with the existing mechanisms.

Client: World Bank, Pakistan

Project: Social Systems Assessment (SSA) for Punjab Strengthening Markets for Agriculture and Rural Transformation (SMART): The firm carried out an SSA for a $300 million policy loan.  The SSA is a requirement for Bank lending and is done to anticipate and analyze possible social issues that may arise as project implementation proceeds.  Issues are analyzed within the context of the Bank’s Core Principles of ensuring that vulnerable communities are not harmed and that no social conflict occurs as a result of implementation.

Client: DAI – Access to Justice Project Pakistan (inception phase)

Project: Political Economy Analysis of the Justice Sector in Pakistan: focused on demand-side access to justice and rule of law, the analysis included a review of external accountability mechanisms of justice sector institutions in Pakistan across KP, Punjab, and Sindh and a detailed PE review of justice sector actors.

Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Somalia

Project: Final Evaluation, Parliamentary Support Project, Somalia: The assignment included a) a review of UNDP’s initial evaluation of it’s assistance to parliamentary development in Somalia including the National Federal Parliament, and sub-national parliaments; b) consultations with key informants; and c) recommendations to the UNDP on mainstreaming political economy and conflict-sensitivity into the programme.

Client: DAI – AAWAZ Project, Pakistan

Project: Modern Slavery Action Research:  Oversight of a series of papers analyzing bonded labour and child labour in the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab in Pakistan.  The research included defining the issue, collecting available secondary data, design and oversight of action research being conducted in the field, and participation in consultations with key stakeholders.

Client: Development Pathways, Uganda

Project: Refugee Household Vulnerability and Targeting Study in West Nile, Mid- West and South Western Uganda Refugee Settlements.

Client: Development Pathways, Uganda

Project: Positioning WFP Uganda to support improved food, nutrition and income security in Karamoja and an inclusive social protection system for Uganda.

Client: DAI – AAWAZ Project, Pakistan

Project: Multiple Identities:  Analysis of datasets comprising pre and post training modules, where training recipients were primarily young peace activists working in communities being trained on concepts of peace, justice and diversity and tolerance.  The data assessed changes, if any, in attitudes towards other religious and ethnic groups.

Client: DAI – AAWAZ Project, Pakistan

Project: Peer Learning Exercise: The peer learning exercise is an attempt to understand the societal context in which sectarian and inter-faith conflict thrives.  The peer learning exercise took place in phases:  a participatory conflict analysis followed by training of peace connectors in districts, followed by the peer learning exercise in the wider groups.  The sessions were based on the themes of Understanding Conflict; Violent Extremism and Hate Speech; and Non-Violent Communication. A survey of participants was carried out before and after the training exercises were conducted, the results of which are analysed in the final report. 

Clients:  Government of Punjab and UNDP, Pakistan

Project: Regional Development Plan for South Punjab:  Preparation of a preliminary paper on a development plan for the ten poorest districts in the Punjab province, focusing on existing economic activity and resource endowments in the region.