Project Details

Making Quality Education Accessible in Pakistan: A Social Accountability Perspective
Economic Growth
Geographic Scope: Khanewal and Vehari districts
Development Partner: ILM Ideas
Project starting Date: February 01, 2013
Project closing Date: July 31, 2014
Project Brief: Funded by ILM Ideas, ?Making Quality Education Accessible in Pakistan: A Social Accountability Perspective? is one-and-a-half years long project aimed at improving access to and quality of education in Pakistan by promoting transparent and participatory school governance at local level in Khanewal and Vehari districts. During the project life, SDPI aims to work with 24 primary and middle level schools of both girls and boys.
While implementing the project, SDPI will conduct Citizen Report Cards (CRCs) in the targeted communities to assess the users? (students, parents, teachers and community at large) feedback on the status of public schools and the quality of education being imparted over there. Also, SDPI will form Accountability committees comprising locally-elected community representatives to approach District Monitoring Officers to register their public schools related grievances (teachers? absenteeism, poor quality of education, corruption, high dropouts, ghost schools etc.)
The project also involves comprehensive advocacy campaigns sensitizing communities about importance of education and importance of their role and feedback in improving access to and quality of public service delivery, especially education. Moreover, under this initiative, the SDPI will train community representatives, schoolteachers and local CSOs on social accountability tools.
Project Team:
Team Leader: Dr Vaqar Ahmed
Education Expert: Dr Shehryar Toru
Project Coordinator: Fayyaz Yaseen
Project Associate: Afsheen Naz
Project Assistant: Abiha Haider
Field Team
Social Mobilizer Khanewal : Zesshan Ali Khan
Social Mobilizer Khanewal: Sidra Farhat
Social Mobilizer Vehari: Mohammad Zafar
Social Mobilizer: Sadia Shakoor