projects portfolio 2008-2016

Project description CPPR

Year & Partner Organization

Project Title

2016 UNDP
Police KAP & Services Users survey

The study provides baseline constructs for assessing the extent to which the UNDP program support to the KP police results in variables related to enhanced capacity of the police in investigation, communication and crime scene management, community policing, gender responsive policing, physical characteristics, e.g. work environment, technical facilities, population facilitation measures, application of district consultative policing plans etc. The study focuses on gathering specific information on two levels; service recipient (community) and service providers (Police/ levies).

2014-15 Citizen Voice Pakistan, USAID
Strengthening legislative governance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The project strategy includes engaging active citizens in target areas of Peshawar and Swabi through increased interaction with political parties, NGOs and CBOs, citizen’s associations, religious leaders and elders. Citizen awareness of their rights and responsibilities as well as the importance of active engagement with their elected representatives. More focus is being given to highlight collective issues and demand efforts from their representatives on issues like local government system, Right to Information, Right to Services and ensuring better supply of public services in their areas.

Health Need Assessment of Displaced population in KP and FATA

Due to the influx of the displaced persons into different areas and districts, it is mandatory to carry out the need assessment in the community to cater for their needs and the host communities. For instance a single Basic Health Unit caters for 10,000 populations approximately due to the influx of IDPs, this single BHU would not be sufficient in catering for the health needs both for the IDPs and the host communities. It is mandatory to carry out the need assessment in order to assess and prioritize the needs and identify the gaps in terms of health in the community.

2014 World Bank, Washington DC
Advancing Social Accountability agenda in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

Under this intensive qualitative design CPPR provided technical assistance in developing research design; managing and conducting fieldwork; and compiling the primary data for the preparation of the Citizens Report Card design and implementation, commissioned by the KP Ombudsman Pakistan and funded by the Governance Support Project KP. The data in addition to informing the design and implementation of CRC would also provide resource material for SDV’s 2014 flagship report on Social Accountability.

2014 KP Ombudsmann, World Bank Islamabad
Citizen Report Card-Baseline

The CRC was conducted with the following objectives;

·         Inform Government on citizen’s perception of service quality for public policy and planning purposes, and to establish a benchmark for future service delivery

·         Provide civil society and Government with an opportunity to enter into dialogue to

o   Provide citizens with entry point for engagement with government

o   provide citizens with the information about the mutual rights and responsibilities

·         Contribute to strengthening citizens’ trust in the Government by

o   Providing citizens with an avenue to voice their opinions

o   Credibly showing government’s commitment to better service delivery

o   Increasing their ability to hold the government accountable

Data was collected on the following key indicators;

  Access (perception based)

◦      Status of access

◦      Barriers to access

  Quality (experience based)

◦      Prevalence of problems

◦      Nature of problems reported

  Staff Behaviour (experience based)

◦      Informative

◦      Friendly


2014 World Bank, Washington DC
Framing response to State fragility and conflict; strengthening service delivery system and instiutitons- lessons from South Asia

This project provides local research support for ­­the preparation of the country report exploring the theme of: ‘service delivery effectiveness in conflict-affected situations’ in Pakistan. This country report is one of four country reports commissioned to provide inputs into a joint regional study on “Framing Responses to State Fragility” . The Pakistan country report looks at lessons learned from Immunization programme in KP/FATA and educaiton sector in Balochistan.


2013-14 World Bank Islamabad, PIDE, FATA secretariat
FATA Household Development Indicators Survey

Partnering Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), CPPR successfully conduted a 3 months long field exercise in FATA. The main objectives of this survey include (i) facilitate the gathering of data on development indicators of FATA, (ii) build capacity of FATA Secretariat and IMSciences for future data collection and analysis (iii) disseminate the FDIHS data (20012-13) to stakeholders including public by creating a user-friendly web-based system

Impact Evaluation of LHW Involvement In EPI

Government of KP, Provincial EPI cell and Provincial Project Implementation Unit (PPIU), with the provincial partners, started to train LHWs to be skilled EPI vaccinators in 2005. Limited to six pilot districts initially, the intervention has been extended to eighteen districts as of 2012. A thorough assessment of the initiative was commissioned to understand if the LHWs involvement has indeed enhanced coverage, eased access of communities to routine immunization, and to find out ways and means for improvement immunization services in the Province

2012 UNDP
Social Audit of Governance & Services Delivery

The 2011-12 social audit follows the baseline social audit of 2001/2 and 2009-10 and allows comparisons over time in citizens’ views, use and experience of public services under devolved local government. It allows assessment of the level of engagement of the public with local government and their participation in local development in their communities. The views of local elected representatives and government officials, who have been implementing the new local government arrangements, are also included.

2012 Firms/USAID
FATA assessment study

CPPR teams assisted USAID with two components of the South Wazirisitan assessment including the capacity building and institutional analysis. This 6 months long research provded basis for economic revival in the troubled South Waziristan agency.


Comprehensive Vulnerability Assessment of Children and Families Affected by Conflict in KP and FATA regions

Comprehensive Vulnerability Assessment of Children in Malakand Division is an attempt to probe deeper into the vulnerabilities and protection issues and identify ways and recommendations for actions for the UNICEF, government and civil society organizations. Conducted between July 6 and August 2, 2011, the study covers 5 districts of Malakand division- Swat, Buner, Upper Dir, Lower Dir and Shangla. Based on the quantitative data collected from 580 households and equally rich qualitative data across the study area, the findings are modelled into 3 distinct but transitionary categories of families and children; namely critically, highly, and vulnerable children. The understanding that every child in a conflict environment is bound to be vulnerable provided a useful insight to the analytical framework for the study. Objective criteria and statistical rigor are applied in the process of assigning weightings to various indicators of vulnerabilities across the social, economic, and to some extent religious factors

2011-14 Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva
Adapt 2; adapting to climate change A 3 years multi-country project

In collaboration with IHEID, Genva, CPPR achieved the following objectives;

Understand how formal and informal local governance processes are influenced by ‘climate change adaptation’ discourses and policies formulated at international and national levels. The research is organized around the following set of questions:


1.      How are competing ‘climate change adaptation’ discourses elaborated at different levels and translated into national policies?


2.      How are local livelihoods being affected by adaptation discourses and policies?


3.      How are governance processes and institutions at local scales that affect local livelihoods being affected by adaptation discourses and policies?


4.      What theoretical framework can explain the relationships among governance, institutions, discourses and policies of climate change adaptation?


How can the research outputs be translated into knowledge that is useful at different levels

2010-11 British High Commission
FATA dialogue series

FATA Dialogue Series is a progressive exercise grounded in the principles of participatory

development and civic engagement, bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss the

key challenges and suggest actionable recommendations around identified thematic areas in FATA.

The project seeks to address persistent governance deficit in FATA through establishment of Structured Interaction Mechanism between the government and community

2010-11 International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Business Development Support services for SMEs in KP

Under the employment generation through strengthened business development services, 4 members of CPPR team were certified to conduct trainings for interested SMEs in KP. We provide these trainings on need basis in consultation with SMEDA, KP

2010-11 DFID/Mott Macdonald/ Halcrow
Immediate bilateral Support for borders areas’ reconstruction

Our team members have been inovvled with providing social assessment of infrastructure interventions (schools rehabiliation & bridges) in Malakand Agency. We provided monitoring services and conducted several rounds of perception surveys as well.

2010 Empower Pakistan (Firms)
Census of tourism assets in Swat

Our team members have been inovvled with providing social assessment of infrastructure interventions (schools rehabiliation & bridges) in Malakand Agency. We provided monitoring services and conducted several rounds of perception surveys as well.

2009-10 Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment- DTCE/ UNDP
Social Audit of Governance and Service Delivery in Pakistan

Data collection in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and data management for the nation wide survey

2009-10 Empower Pakistan- Firms- USAID
Empower Pakistan-FIRMS,

project in 9 Select districts of KP -  Swat, Buner, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Charsadda, Kohat, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan & Peshawar

(to map business firms and value chain management in the districts for recommendations on strengthening the business environment and firms productivity)

Database design, data Management and Analysis

2009 British High Commission & the Centre for Public Policy Research
Damage Assessment & Displacement Impact Districts Dir, Buner & Swat

In view of conflict and displacemnt from Malakand Agency, CPPR conducted two districts analysis and desimnated the findings to key stakeholders and international partners. These assessments were also shared with the World Bank/Asian development Bank consortium tasked to develop the “Damage Needs Assessment” of 2010.