WELCOME TO DEVELOPMENT IMPACT SOLUTIONS (DIS)

The Development Impact Solutions (DIS) offers innovative solutions to diverse development challenges. It consists of a multi-disciplinary team that brings together rich experience to provide technical advice and support for both policy and community level development interventions. The inclusive development that ensures rights and interests of marginalized segments of society is central to our work. We also follow and promote rights based approaches to development.

Services

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Research

Research

Our team has the capacity to carry out large-scale quantitative surveys, in-depth qualitative research, and ethnographic studies.

Research

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Our team has the capacity to carry out large-scale quantitative surveys, in-depth qualitative research, and ethnographic studies. We have the capacity to conduct research studies both for policy advice and programming. This includes extensive field research both in rural and urban settings.
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Strategic Planning & RBM Systems

Strategic Planning & RBM Systems

We offer technical advice to develop efficient and effective strategies with clear performance measurement framework.

Strategic Planning & RBM Systems

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We offer technical advice to develop efficient and effective strategies with clear performance measurement framework. This helps articulate concrete results and ensures value for money. We develop and implement performance management systems including database development to ensure economical, effective and efficient use of resources.
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Training & Capacity Building

Training & Capacity Building

We also conduct training needs assessments, and then design corresponding capacity building programmes and cascade trainings.

Strategic Planning & RBM Systems

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We also conduct training needs assessments, and then design corresponding capacity building programmes and cascade trainings. We have expertise in designing and conducting the capacity building programmes for government officials, staff of private sector and civil society organization/trade unions on range of human rights issues.

Policy Advice

Policy Advice

We are adept in providing policy advice, development of public policies, and organize diverse stakeholder consultations and dialogue to help forge consensus.

Policy Advice

We are adept in providing policy advice, development of public policies, and organize diverse stakeholder consultations and dialogue to help forge consensus. DIS provides policy advice on range of development issue including education, labour, international labour standards, skills training, social protection, gender, health, and CSR.

Monitoring & Evaluations

Monitoring & Evaluations

We carry out mid-term and final evaluations of projects and programs. Our research tools and critical analysis are customized and capture

Monitoring & Evaluations

We carry out mid-term and final evaluations of projects and programs. Our research tools and critical analysis are customized and capture both intended and un-intended outcomes. The primary and secondary information collected is processed to determine if the project created an impact at higher strategic programme framework level. Our evaluations and impact assessments determine with evidence if the desired results have been achieved.

Stakeholder Dialogue

Stakeholder Dialogue

Design and conduct stakeholders’ assessments and dialogues on policies/issues and help develop unique solutions.

Stakeholder Dialogue

Design and conduct stakeholder’s assessments and dialogues on policies/issues and help develop unique solutions. We conduct dialogue among representatives of employers’, workers’ and government representatives to help force consensus on human rights and labour rights related issues.

IT Solutions

IT Solutions

We offer innovative IT solutions to typical development challenges and bring more value to projects and programmes.

IT Solutions

We offer innovative IT solutions to typical development challenges and bring more value to projects and programmes. Our capacity to offer simple IT solutions to complex information management challenges sets us apart from typical development interventions. Our IT solutions transform monitoring and regulatory functions much efficient and effective.

Programme Development

Programme Development

Projects and program development is another area of our competency. Through our multi-disciplinary team we offer innovative solutions to

Programme Development

Projects and program development is another area of our competency. Through our multi-disciplinary team we offer innovative solutions to development challenges. We maintain international standards in developing results-based performance management frameworks, logical frame-work analysis that are based on theory of change. We develop project implementation tools that ensure that project remains on course.

Media & Communications

Media & Communications

To obtain higher visibility and recognition for the issue and intervention, we design unique communication

Media & Communications

To obtain higher visibility and recognition for the issue and intervention, we design unique communication campaigns that rely on electronic, print media, social networking websites and SMS. We have expertise to develop international standards video documentaries, and information education and communication products. We also engage print and electronic journalists in building media capacity on human rights issues.

Projects

Training of Health Care Providers on RH Services in Three Provinces, funded by UNFPA

DIS implemented the project "Training of Health Care Providers on RH Services" in three provinces. This project was funded by UNFPA and implemented in 2015. DIS developed a capacity building & training manual for health professionals and carried out training of more than 90 health professionals in three provinces of Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These health professionals were trained on Adolescent and Youth Friendly Reproductive Health Services (AYFRHS) to offer quality of services to young people in UNFPA target districts (Ghotki, Sargodha, and DI Khan).

Training of Health Care Providers ..

DIS implemented the project "Training of Health Care Providers on RH Services" in three provinces. This project was funded by UNFPA and implemented in 2015. DIS developed a capacity building & training manual for health professionals and carried out training of more than 90 health professionals in three provinces of Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Final Evaluation – CARE Project in seven districts of two provinces

DIS carried out the final escalation of a project "Enhancing Socio-economic Development through Investing in Human Capital in Punjab and Sindh", implemented by the CARE International in Pakistan. This project was funded by the European Union (EU) with a total grant of Euros 2.7 million during 2012-2015. The DIS team was selected to conduct the final evaluation of project’s intervention in all of its seven target districts to help CARE Pakistan management; stakeholders and the donor understand the project performance towards achieving its stated goals and objectives. This project was implemented in seven districts including Multan, Muzaffargarh, Vehari, Rajanpur (Punjab) and district Tando Allahyar, Thatta and, Mirpur Khas (Sindh). DIS visited all seven districts to complete evaluation.

Final Evaluation – CARE Project ..

DIS carried out the final escalation of a project "Enhancing Socio-economic Development through Investing in Human Capital in Punjab and Sindh", implemented by the CARE International in Pakistan. This project was funded by the European Union (EU) with a total grant of Euros 2.7 million during 2012-2015.

Final Evaluation – Telenor/PLAN Project in four districts of three provinces

DIS conducted the final evaluation for a Plan project, "Telenor Pakistan School Rehabilitation and Improvement Project". The project was funded by Telenor for eighteen months ending in March 2016. The main beneficiaries of this project were children in 44 government schools that were affected by floods and were located in district Thatta, Sindh Province, districts of Vehari and Muzaffargarh, Punjab Province and district Nowshera, KPK Province. DIS team visited all four districts to complete the evaluation.

Final Evaluation – Telenor/PLAN ..

DIS conducted the final evaluation for a Plan project, "Telenor Pakistan School Rehabilitation and Improvement Project". The project was funded by Telenor for eighteen months ending in March 2016.

"Support Line & Grievance Mechanism for Tobacco Workers & Farmers", funded by Phillip Morris (Pakistan) Limited

The project "Support Line & Grievance Mechanism for Tobacco Workers & Farmers" aims to provide information to PMPKL contracted farmers and workers about the applicable labour legislation and workers rights. This project is funded by Phillip Morris Pakistan Limited (PMPKL) and provides an opportunity to their contracted workers and farmers to seek information about workers’ rights and also register any work related grievance. The project duration is seven months, March-October 2016

"Support Line & Grievance Mechanis..

The project "Support Line & Grievance Mechanism for Tobacco Workers & Farmers" aims to provide information to PMPKL contracted farmers and workers about the applicable labour legislation and workers rights.

Clients

Our clients include UN agencies, the Government Departments, INGOs and Non-Government Organizations.

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Team

  • Dr. M. Saifullah Chaudhry

    Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. M. Saifullah Chaudhry founded Development Impact Solutions and registered it in Canada and Pakistan. He has more than 12 years of United Nations and USAID work experience. Programmes and projects development and implementation has been his area of strength. He has developed several projects and programmes with total budget of more than US $ 100 million. These projects and programmes were developed for the UN, Government and the INGOs. He pioneered the “District Model” approach to address local development challenges, by creating collaboration among the government, civil society and the private sector. Dr. Chaudhry has done his masters from the London School of Economics UK and Doctorate from the Anthropology Department, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan, He is member of Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) and Human Resource Development Network

    He has designed and supervised quantitative and qualitative researches on several social issues including child labour, microfinance, human trafficking, forced labour, and migration. He has authored three books, and two have been published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and another was published in India. He has expertise in the Training Needs Assessment and designed several capacity building programmes including training programme for the 140,000 local councilors in 2000-2001. He has also developed and implemented several communication campaigns on social issues using print and electronic media.

    While working for the ILO he has lead and provided extensive technical inputs in the development of several policies that covered range of subjects including labour, child labour, bonded labour, youth employment, education, and PRSP. He has sound knowledge of the labour market, labour protection and welfare programmes for labour. He also possesses robust understanding of the gender dimension of the labour issues. He is well aware of the functioning of the government ministries and offices at the federal, provincial and sub-provincial levels.

    Dr. M. Saifullah Chaudhry

    Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. M. Saifullah Chaudhry founded the Development Impact Solutions and registered it in Canada and Pakistan. Dr. Chaudhry has more than 20 years of exper..

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  • Haroon Qureshi

    Development & Sustainability Expert

    Haroon Qureshi has over 12 years of work experience in the field of human rights, social development, and sustainability management. He has worked with the United Nations, KfW German Development Bank and research institutions. Presently, Mr. Qureshi is based in Toronto to facilitate expansion of DIS operations in Canada.

    He has been a member of various steering committees and thematic groups at the national and provincial level and worked on different policies and strategies closely with the government ministries. His professional work has been focused on human rights issues and social development. To implement projects he has profoundly coordinated with the Federal ministries, provincial departments, UN agencies, INGOs, Donors, and NGOs.

    For the UN and KfW German Development Bank, he designed and implemented intricate development projects adopting result based management, sustainability methods, multi-sectoral techniques, and human rights approaches to large projects on multiple social issues targeting diversified vulnerable communities. At provincial level, he has expertise in executing projects in the natural disaster and human conflict-affected areas. He has developed and implemented monitoring and reporting tools for numerous projects executed by the UN agencies, government line departments, INGOs, and NGOs and coordinated evaluations and audits. He has designed, executed & supervised researches and appraisals on social issues such as illiteracy, poverty, gender parity, unemployment, livelihoods, energy deficits, health, child/woman/refugee rights, cross-border economic development and infrastructure needs using qualitative and quantitative methods.

    Mr. Qureshi did his MSC in Geography from Punjab University, Pakistan and MSC in Environmental Science from Monash University, Australia. He also attended professional trainings at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy and KfW German Development Bank, Frankfurt, Germany.

    Haroon Qureshi

    Development & Sustainability Expert

    Haroon Qureshi has over 12 years of work experience in the field of human rights, social development, and sustainability management. He has ..

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  • Bilal Naqeeb

    M&E Expert

    Mr. Bilal Naqeeb has been working in development sector in senior management positions with responsibilities varying from MIS to MER to Programme Planning and Management for several years. He has designed, developed, managed, monitored and evaluated a wide range of programmes and projects in the areas of democracy, peace, good governance and capacity building favoring marginalized groups especially women, minorities, children and people living below the poverty line.

    He has designed, implemented and participated in quantitative research assignments in the areas of Women in Informal Economy: Home-based Workers, NGO Sector Profile and Social Action Programme. In addition, he has designed and implemented Management Information Systems for various types of projects which track performance against LFA milestones.

    His experience as a trainer is mainly in designing and conducting trainings on Result-based Management, Organizational Development, Research Techniques and Data Analysis, Voter Education and Electoral Processes and Capacity Development of local development institutions, etc. The trainings were tailored to align with the nature of programmes and projects.

    Bilal Naqeeb

    M&E Expert

    Mr. Bilal Naqeeb has been working in development sector in senior management positions with responsibilities varying from MIS to MER to Programme Planning and Managem..

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  • Imran Khan

    IT and Database Expert

    Imran Khan has 10 years of experience in software development, business/technical analyses and project management.

    He has provided IT solutions to diverse customers from small start-ups to multinationals organizations in several industries. He has worked with including Pakistan Cricket Board, Labour & Manpower Department Government of Punjab, National ICT and R&D Fund Islamabad, British Council, Institute of Fashion Designs, Insta Money Transfer, APPNA and Hosted Website systems. He has developed IT data based related projects for the government departments, international organizations and NGOs.

    Imran Khan

    IT and Database Expert

    Imran Khan has 10 years of experience in software development, business/technical analyses and project management. He has provided IT solutions to diverse..

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  • Ashfaq Ahmed

    Education Expert

    Mr. Ashfaq possesses 22 years of UN, and Civil Society Organizations’ experience to start-up, coordinate and implement non-formal education projects in Punjab and Sindh. He has expertise in coordinating project implementation with provincial and district government and supervising the data collection process for the development of Education Plans, and establishment of Child Labour Monitoring and Referral System. He is expert in stakeholders’ engagement, and capacity building including Workers’ education training, and development of Codes of Conduct for Employers.

    Ashfaq Ahmed

    Education Expert

    Mr. Ashfaq possesses 22 years of UN, and Civil Society Organizations’ experience to start-up, coordinate and implement non-formal education projects in Punj..

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  • Mr. Khalid Mahmud

    Senior Statistical Adviser

    Mr. Khalid Mahmud has over 40 years of experience in the field of statistical research and supervision of national surveys/censuses. He has been responsible for key positions in the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS), Government of Pakistan that include Deputy Director General, Director, Chief Statistical Officer. The diversity of Mr. Mahmud’s statistical research work has wide array of scope covering social and living standards of Pakistan, social issues, poverty, economic policy, medical research, child labour, labour rights, and social protection. He has provided technical advise to international organisations (UNICEF, UNESCO, ILO, World Bank) to design various census/surveys. He has conducted census/sample surveys for the Industrial Sector of Pakistan, and had the responsibility of conducting the first ever National Education Census of Pakistan in 2005. He had also provided statistical leadership on Pakistan's first national child labour survey that was conducted in 1994-96. Mr. Mahmud has extensive expertise in designing and conducting a wide variety of statistical surveys including Pakistan Integrated Household Survey (PIHS/HIES), national Labour Force Surveys, Pakistan Demographic Survey, Multi Indicator Cluster Survey (Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakthunkhwa, and Baluchistan). He is the member of Pakistan Statistical Association.

    Mr. Khalid Mahmud

    Senior Statistical Adviser

    Mr. Khalid Mahmud has over 40 years of experience in the field of statistical research and supervision of national surveys/censuses. He has been respo..

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  • Naveed Ul Haq

    Associate Consultant

    Over the years, Naveed has pursued the challenges identifying stability between Rights and Capacity of local communities. As a development professional, he continuously geared up his efforts to learn the techniques of management focusing on Peacebuilding, Human Rights, Children, Labour, Women, community resilience and Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) themes.

    His education and work experience is spread in several countries that include Sweden, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Japan, He has worked with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Marcus Evans and the Government of Pakistan and this gives him a leverage to draw regional dynamics into development perspective.

    Naveed focuses more broadly on the approaches of do no harm and local ownership, while considering environment and natural resource management.

    He worked for 10 year as Assistant Director, with Government of Pakistan, before moving to Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights as Deputy Director, Human Rights. In 2013, he advanced his career by accepting an International assignment with UNDP in Kyrgyzstan and in this project he provided technical advice to develop and execute country livelihood strategy and cross border peace building initiatives with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. His assignments included but not limited to working on environment, women, youth and resilient issues.

    Naveed holds a degree in Sociology and currently pursuing an International Relations degree programme in Japan focusing on International Peace studies.

    Naveed Ul Haq

    Associate Consultant

    Over the years, Naveed has pursued the challenges identifying stability between Rights and Capacity of local communities. As a development professional, he ..

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  • Dr. Safdar Kamal Pasha

    Public & Social Health Development Consultant

    Dr. Pasha has more than 20 years’ of progressive professional experience, including; Health / Population & Development, Program Management, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health / FP, Monitoring and Evaluation / MIS / Surveillance, Operational Research, Humanitarian, Gender, etc., in development, coordination & management of Health / Population Programs, in Pakistan.

    Dr. Pasha holds Master’s Degree in Public Health and Business Administration. Additional certification in; Aga Khan Course on Health Systems Operation Research; UNFPA Courses on Population Issues and Short Fellowship from Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health on Research & Ethics. He holds a proven record of Publications, Presentations and improving Health Programs with innovative Strategies & Community relations.

    He has recently conducted an assessment of HIV Care & Treatment Cascade, in Pakistan; MTR Enhanced HIV/AIDS Control Program – Punjab; Assessment of M&E System KPK; Survey on Drug Users Access to Treatment & Rights; Community Access to Treatment Services in Pakistan; End of Project Evaluation of Enhanced HIV Programme, Punjab (2010 – 2013) & an assessment of Logistics and Supply Chain Management of Health Department of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KPK) for Technical Resource Facility (TRF).

    Dr. Safdar Kamal Pasha

    Public & Social Health Development Consultant

    Dr. Pasha has more than 20 years’ of progressive professional experience, including; Health / Population & Development, Program M..

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Blog

Un-ending saga of brick kiln workers in Punjab (Dr. M. Saifullah Chaudhry)

Background

The realization on the issue of bonded labour in Pakistan has slowly emerged over past few decades. Despite the fact of Pakistan ratified ILO Conventions 29 and 105 on Forced labour as early as 1960’s the corresponding legislation could only emerged after the passing of three more decade in early 1990s. However, the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan in its Article 11 (2) prohibited all forms of forced labour, but no legislation was developed for next nineteen years. In 1988, it took a telegram that one brick kiln worker, Darshan Masih while hiding from the wrath of his ‘owners’ [sic], sent through his counsel to the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The compelling telegram text prompted a suo motu hearing culminating in forcing the federal government to enact legislation to abolish bonded labour.

The Government of Pakistan enacted the Bonded Labour System (abolition) Act 1992. However, it took another three years and in July 1995 the Rules to implement this bonded labour legislation were framed. This legislation completely outlawed the bonded labour and cancelled the existing bonded debts and forbid lawsuit for the recovery of such debts. In 2001, the federal government approved a National Policy and Plan of Action for the Abolition of Bonded Labour and Rehabilitation of Freed Bonded Labourers (NPPA), which essentially lays out the strategic plan to achieve the abolition of forced and bonded labour. At the same time, the federal government also established Rs 100 million fund for the rehabilitation of bonded labour and education of child labour engaged at the brick kilns with their families. Housing facilities were provided in the Province of Sindh to the freed bonded labourere from the agriculture sector. Moreover, legal aid cells were established with in the Labour departments of the four provinces to offer free legal aid to bonded labourers.

Several ILO rapid assessments studies in 2001 confirmed the practices of bonded labour and debt bondage in various informal sectors in Pakistan. These sectors included brick kiln, agriculture, construction, mining, glass bangles, and carpet weaving among others. ILO implemented three projects between 2002 and 2013 to build the capacity of state institutions on the issue of bonded labour and facilitate creating better awareness.

Under one such initiative, the federal government provided housing facilities in Hyderabad to few hundred freed bonded labourers from the agriculture sector in the Sindh province. Moreover, legal aid cells were established within the Labour Departments of the four provinces to offer free legal aid to bonded labourers.

Brick Kiln Industry in the Punjab Province

In Punjab province there is an extensive brick kiln industry that directly and indirectly employs large number of men, women and children. According to the Labour Department Government of Punjab there are little more than 5,900 registered brick kilns in the province and 158,000 workers (on average 26 workers). However, the officials also acknowledge that the number of workers might be higher. Their estimate suggested between 20-25 families, with average seven family members, working on a brick kiln. This makes total of 140 to 175 workers on each brick kiln site. Thus, officially the Punjab Labour Department estimates between 800,000 to more than one million brick kiln workers in Punjab province. A paper presented by Rahmin Brick Company states that there are ‘5,000 clay brick kilns in Punjab, each having at least 200 direct and 100 indirect workers’ thus making total brick kiln workers population of 1.5 million Punjab. According to the Brick Kiln Owner Association (BKOA) there are 10,500 brick kilns in the Punjab province and having workers in the range of 30 to 300 at each site. Thus, as per the BKOA total numbers of brick kilns workers are somewhere between 315,000 to 3.15 million. However, there is no gender and age disaggregated data available for these brick kilns. The following table presents these different estimates of brick kilns and workers:

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The Punjab Labour Department’s recent official data provides number of brick kilns across its 36 districts and corresponding number of workers. The total numbers of brick kiln workers are conservative and still there is no gender and age disaggregation available. This data has been updated by the Labour Department Punjab on 30 September 2014. The table on next page presents number of brick kilns in each of the district and corresponding number of workers. It identifies the district Lahore with 164 registered brick kilns and 17,050 workers - that is the highest number of registered workers than any other district of the Punjab province. In fact, the five districts of the central Punjab province - that is Lahore, Kasur, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Sheikhupura and Sahiwal – have 42% (66,638) work force of the province.

The district wise trend also presents higher average number of workers per brick kilns for some districts and in other districts the average number of workers per kiln is quite low. In Lahore district, having highest number of brick kiln workers, the average workers per brick kiln comes to 103. On the other hand, in Mianwali district the average brick kiln worker drops to 12 – a district with 103 registered brick kilns and least number of registered workers (1,209) as compare to the rest of districts in the province.

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Current Situation of the Brick Kiln Industry in the Punjab Province:

Although, there have been several studies on the situation of brick kiln workers in the Punjab province, however, these have always been very limited in scope and not been able to provide fuller picture about the state of workers in the province. Nonetheless, the incidence of bonded labour in the brick kiln industry of Punjab has been confirmed.

The Bonded Labour (Abolitions) System Act 1992 provided the constitution of District Vigilance Committees (DVC) to monitor and address the incidence of bonded labour. In Punjab, like other provinces, lukewarm efforts made to constitute and effectively run these DVC despite instruction by the superior judiciary. As of today these DVC are not operational.

Post 2010, developments have changed the legal and policy environment for the labour issues. The 18th Constitutional amendment devolved the subject of labour completely to the province and eliminated any role of the federal government. This prompted the Punjab labour Department to provincialize the federal bonded labour legislation in 2012. The Punjab Labour Department enhanced the penalties for the violation of bonded labour law while having this federal law adopted by the provincial assembly. Moreover , in 2012 the Punjab Government also removed the ten year old ban on the labour inspection in the province. This allowed the labour department to re-start the labour inspection in the brick kiln industry. However, Directorate of Labour Inspection is facing severe capacity and resource challenges to fulfil its mandated functions. The provincial system of wage determination for brick making is also contested by the employers as there are provincial differences in wages of brick making. For the purpose of social protection, Provincial Social Security Institution demands from employers to pay social security contribution in respect of their workers to cater to the welfare of the workers. However, this has been severely opposed by the employers.

Nonetheless, the recent measures by the Punjab Labour Department to regulate the brick kiln sector have been resisted by the industry. The relationship between the brick kiln association and the government during the past few years have also deteriorated. The efforts by the Labour department to regulate the brick kiln sector have been resisted by employers of the brick kiln industry. The brick kiln workers are not organized and lacks strength as trade union and Collective Bargaining Agent (CBA). Some of the civil society organizations try to provide legal support to brick kiln workers and raise awareness about their rights.

Since 2000, there have been few projects launched by the ILO and NGO to help improve the situation of bonded labour. However, these have more or less been to create awareness and carry out advocacy for the rights of the brick kiln workers. More importantly, since 2010 the Government of Punjab approved two small and one development programmes to rehabilitate brick kiln workers and reduced their vulnerability to become bonded labourers. The first scheme “Elimination of Bonded Labour in Brick kiln” allocated Rs 123.367 million and provided educational and literacy services to children and adult brick kiln workers in Lahore, Kasur, Chunian, Kot Radh kishan, and Pattoki. This development scheme will completed during the present fiscal year 2014.

The Second development scheme “Elimination of Bonded Labour” in four Districts of Punjab started in 2013-14 with total budget of Rs. 196.932 million and will complete in fiscal years 2017-18. The four districts are Faisalabad, Sargodha, Gujrat, and Bahawalpur. The third and the largest development scheme is “Elimination of Child & Bonded Labour Project (Integrated Project for Promotion of Decent Work for Vulnerable Workers) in Punjab Province” and has huge budget of Rs 5,159.630 million. This scheme is just starting in fiscal year 2014-15 and in three phases it will cover the whole province and run for seven years and complete in 2021.

Conclusion

There are positive developments in the Punjab province to address the plight of brick kiln workers. However, till the time the brick kiln workers are not provided with the full coverage of social protection, wages as sanctioned by the minimum wage board award, and their legal documentation (CNIC, voter registration etc) they will continue to suffer. The Government Punjab perhaps need to coordinate its several ongoing initiatives to protect the brick kiln workers.

Un-ending saga of brick kiln workers in Punjab (Dr. M. Saifullah Chaudhry)

The realization on the issue of bonded labour in Pakistan has slowly emerged over past few decades. Despite the fact of Pakistan ratified ILO Conventions 29 and 105 on Forced labour as early as 1960’s the corresponding legislation could only emerged after the passing of three more decade in early 1990s. However, the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan in its Article 11 (2) prohibited all forms of forced labour....

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Contact us

Pakistan Office

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Canada Office

1840 Bainbridge Drive L1V 6L7, Pickering, ON, Canada t: +1 647 687 1047 e: info@developmentimpact.org www.developmentimpact.org

Research

research
Our team has the capacity to carry out large-scale quantitative surveys, in-depth qualitative research, and ethnographic studies. We have the capacity to conduct research studies both for policy advice and programming. This includes extensive field research both in rural and urban settings.

Strategic Planning & RBM Systems

train
We also conduct training needs assessments, and then design corresponding capacity building programmes and cascade trainings. We have expertise in designing and conducting the capacity building programmes for government officials, staff of private sector and civil society organization/trade unions on range of human rights issues.

Training & Capacity Building

train
We also conduct training needs assessments, and then design corresponding capacity building programmes and cascade trainings. We have expertise in designing and conducting the capacity building programmes for government officials, staff of private sector and civil society organization/trade unions on range of human rights issues.

Policy Advice

We are adept in providing policy advice, development of public policies, and organize diverse stakeholder consultations and dialogue to help forge consensus. DIS provides policy advice on range of development issue including education, labour, international labour standards, skills training, social protection, gender, health, and CSR.

Monitoring & Evaluations

We carry out mid-term and final evaluations of projects and programs. Our research tools and critical analysis are customized and capture both intended and un-intended outcomes. The primary and secondary information collected is processed to determine if the project created an impact at higher strategic programme framework level. Our evaluations and impact assessments determine with evidence if the desired results have been achieved.

Stakeholder Dialogue

Design and conduct stakeholder’s assessments and dialogues on policies/issues and help develop unique solutions. We conduct dialogue among representatives of employers’, workers’ and government representatives to help force consensus on human rights and labour rights related issues.

IT Solutions

We offer innovative IT solutions to typical development challenges and bring more value to projects and programmes. Our capacity to offer simple IT solutions to complex information management challenges sets us apart from typical development interventions. Our IT solutions transform monitoring and regulatory functions much efficient and effective.

Programme Development

Projects and program development is another area of our competency. Through our multi-disciplinary team we offer innovative solutions to development challenges. We maintain international standards in developing results-based performance management frameworks, logical frame-work analysis that are based on theory of change. We develop project implementation tools that ensure that project remains on course.

Media & Communications

To obtain higher visibility and recognition for the issue and intervention, we design unique communication campaigns that rely on electronic, print media, social networking websites and SMS. We have expertise to develop international standards video documentaries, and information education and communication products. We also engage print and electronic journalists in building media capacity on human rights issues.