Situational Analysis and Baseline Survey of LACIP Phase II
With the total grant of EUR 10 million, Phase-II of LACIP has been planned for three years (2017-19) in 40-60 village councils (VCs) of 10-15 union councils (UCs) belonging to three districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, namely; Buner, Shangla and Lakki Marwat. The proposed program districts have been selected keeping in view extreme poverty in the area. The Project funds are proposed for infrastructure development, livelihood support and social mobilization in the selected village councils. The proposed interventions will be in line with the revised strategy (approved by KfW) and PPAF criteria of community based, demand driven approach. Cynosure was contracted to undertake a household survey of the selected Union Councils in the target districts. The baseline survey (using PSC and other questions related to component-wise KPIs) was conducted with carpet coverage of 38,000 households in the identified 12 UCs and 50 VCs.
Human Security Through Inclusive Socio Economic Development
The UN Trust Fund for Human Security has supported five UN agencies to implement HAYAT, a joint program in the one of the poorest regions of Upper Egypt. Led by the UNIDO, the project has been implemented by ILO, UN Women, UN Habitat, and IOM. Program components include Human Security Forums, Village Savings and Credit Schemes, Youth Volunteer Services, Integrated Counselling and Referral Service for Employment, Agriculture Value Chain development, and Clean Drinking Water Schemes. The project has directly assisted more than 150,000 beneficiaries across the Edwa and Maghahgha districts. Ms. Umm e Zia led the terminal Evaluation of the project.
Support to RAHA III Implementation in Pakistan
AHT in consortium with the National Engineering Services Pakistan (Pvt) Limited (NESPAK) Consulting engineers has been awarded the contract for the RAHA project. AHT subcontracted a part of the contract to Cynosure Consultants for assistance in implementing selected components of the assignments. In this regard, Cynosure facilitated provision of sector experts for development of Knowledge Support Concepts and Organization of trainings, provision of administrative assistance and other technical backstopping during the course of the assignment were the tasks assigned to Cynosure Consultants (Pvt.)Ltd.