Region: South Asia
Value: High Priority
Start Date: 2013-03-01
End Date: 2013-06-30
IFES through project SERP directly supported the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and civil society in reforming the electoral process, with the ultimate outcome of a more credible electoral process, focusing on the conduct of the next general elections, scheduled for 2013, and the next local government elections. Training of polling staff was major component of SERP which was conducted by IFES’s local partners. It was expected that project will deliver following results:
• To strengthen the democratic legal framework for elections;
• Enhancing electoral management capacity of the ECP to conduct credible elections; and
• Escalating voter and civic education, including women and marginalized groups.
APEX provided M&E Services for SERP activities. The key component of assignment was to monitor and evaluate the large scale, nationwide trainings of polling staff in Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) for the general elections 2013.
The services provided by the firms included monitoring and evaluation reports of trainings, and provide recommendations to improve future trainings, in line with the needs on the ground, with the wider purpose to improve the electoral process. Monitoring and evaluation conducted from prospective training participants, program staff, available data and observations. APEX monitored and evaluated 2,087 trainings and orientation sessions which were attended by 45,846 participants by deploying 262 field monitors at constituency level.