Country: South Asia
Start Date: 2011-12-01
End Date: 2011-12-31
Following the widespread flooding and devastation caused by the heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan in 2010, six International NGOs – Action Against Hunger (ACF), CARE International, Concern Worldwide, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Oxfam GB and Save the Children – formed a consortium to undertake a large-scale early recovery programme. This £20 million Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods (EFSL) programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), provided basic income support and income generation opportunities to help the most vulnerable households begin restoring their livelihoods and communities. The services provided by the firm were part of the final evaluation of the programme.
The services provided by the firms included data collection (both quantitative and qualitative) and data entry for CBHA final evaluation. The data was used by the international consultants who evaluated the programme. Sampling methodology was designed by an international consultant in consultation with APEX. We conducted 800 beneficiary household interviews in Punjab and Sindh, 20 Key Informant Interviews (KII) and 24 Focus Group Discussions (FGD) with beneficiaries based on the tools prepared in consultation with international consultants. Data editing was done by professional researchers and data was entered in Census Survey Program (CSPRO). After data entry frequency tables were generated for cleaning. Data analysis was done using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and clean dataset was submitted to the client as the end product.