Rural Support Program Network (RSPN)


Region: South Asia

Country: Pakistan

Value: USD 71K

Start Date: 2010-07-26

End Date: 2010-10-31


Team Members

(Assignment Manager)

Dr. Ahsan Rana
(Technical Advisor)
Dr. M. Shabbir Hussain
(Team Leader)
Khursheed Ahmed
(Assignment Coordinator)
Abdul Hameed
(Field Manager)
(Data Manager)
Yasir Majeed
(Assignment Facilitator)

Project Description

The Rural Support Program Network (RSPN) is a network of ten Rural Support Programs (RSPs) collectively one of the largest groups of civil society organizations working with 2.7 million rural households in 105 districts in Pakistan. The RSPs seeks to promote participatory development by assisting communities in setting up participatory community organizations through social mobilization. The objective of this survey was to collect evidence nationwide that how far COs have achieved their goals and objective of being functional, transparent, accountable, and broadly representative.

Services provided by APEX

The services provided by the firm included literature review, refinement of the instruments to access the COs, training of surveyors, field data collection, data management, and analysis and report development. Our firm mobilized and trained 30 field enumerators and field supervisors including female surveyors. Ten teams were deployed in 19 districts of Pakistan to access 544 COs (272 Male COs and 272 Female COs) fostered by 08 RSPs (AKRSP, BRSP, BGTI, NRSP, PRSP, SRSO, SRSP, & TRDP). Results were compiled using CSPro and analysis was done using SPSS. Preliminary research findings were disseminated with the Study Steering Committee. The firm also worked with the representative of the Study Steering chart a future course of action to make the COs, numbering more than one hundred thousand, operationally more effective.