All Projects

Delegates of South Asia Labour Conference, held in Lahore 24-26 April 2014. Dr. Saifullah Chaudhry CEO of Development Impact Solutions developed and presented conference methodology
Delegates of South Asia Labour Conference, held in Lahore 24-26 April 2014. Dr. Saifullah Chaudhry CEO of Development Impact Solutions developed and presented conference methodology
 

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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).

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 – 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.

"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

"Linking Brick Kiln Women Workers with Formal Health Care System", funded by Health & Nutrition Innovation Fund, Palladium-DFID

DIS implementing a pilot project, “Linking Brick Kiln Women Workers with Formal Health Care System”, of Health & Nutrition Innovation Fund (HANIF), managed by Palladium and funded by the Department for International Development (DIFD). The aim of this initiative is to create awareness among brick kiln women workers regarding benefits of seeking formal medical services rather than relying on traditional healing techniques and approaching quakes. The project involves setting up Primary Health Care Satellite (PHCS) at a brick kiln cluster located in Lahore, Punjab. The PHCS will be established in collaboration with and under supervision of the Punjab Department of Health and the Brick Kiln Owners Association of Pakistan (BKOAP). The PHCS will both create health awareness among brick kiln women workers and also cater to their basic health care needs. Moreover, the DIS will carry out advocacy with the Punjab Health Department to scale-up this initiative. The project duration is for nine months, March – December 2016.

GE4DE Project, ILO Pakistan

Developing case studies to describe example of litigation and decision that have bearing on gender equality at the workplaces (January-April 2015). These law-based case studies will also become part of the planned capacity building and training programme that ILO intends to initiate for judicial officials and law enforcers.

Solidarity Center, Pakistan

Developing Decent Work Brick Kiln (DWBK) Framework and Decent Work Brick Kiln Check List (January-April 2015). This will help strength the efforts of the Punjab Department of Labour, employers and workers organization to eradicate the menace of forced labour from the brick kiln industry.

LDK, Romania and European Union, Brussels

Conducted and technically moderated the South Asia Labour Conference (24-26 April 2014). Delegates from the Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Maldives participated in this Conference.

Department of Youth Affairs Government & Punjab and UNICEF

Developed an Integrated Costing Plan to leverage resources for the Punjab Adolescent development Strategy & Strategic Plan 2013-2017. Ensured ownership of stakeholders such as Department of Literacy, Labour & Manpower, Punjab Vocational Training Council, Punjab Education Fund, Zakat, Social Welfare, Women Development, Human Rights, private sector and non-government.

the Department of Labour, Punjab & International Labour Organization, Pakistan

Designed and facilitated the approval process of Integration Project (US $ 50 million) for the Labour & Human Resource Department Government of Punjab. This Public-private partnership aims at addressing rights related issues of marginalized children and brick kiln workers in all 36 districts of Punjab.

Human Resource Development Network & International Labour Organization, Pakistan

Conducted four studies on Mapping of Labour Administration: Opportunities and Challenges in the Application of International Labour Standards in the province of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The major finding opf the study was that post 18th Constitutional Amendment, the reporting on the International Labour Standards (ILS) application had weakened.

Research

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Our team h 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

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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.

Training & Capacity Building

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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

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.