United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Region: South Asia

Country: Pakistan

Value: USD 13.7K

Start Date: 2012-11-12

End Date: 2012-12-15


Team Members

Syed Muhammad Sardar Ali
(Assignment Manager)

Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal
(Assignment Advisor)
Zulfiqar ul Mulk
(Team Leader)
Tahir Jelani
(Assignment Coordinator)
5Research Assistants, 20 Field Enumerators/Data Collectors

Project Description

UNHCR office in Peshawar has been assisting Afghans refugees in KP through Refugees Affected and Hosting Areas programme (RAHA) in collaboration with Government of Pakistan and UN Agencies.  The last version of comprehensive needs assessment for RAHA programme was completed in 2006 which was done in KP and Balochistan.  The need to review and re-assess the RAHA areas particularly in KP in order to come up with a solid basis for an integrated planning and implementation of RAHA projects in 2013.  The overall objectives of the assessment were i) to identify gaps in planning and development programme; ii) provide a solid basis for planning and implementation for future RAHA projects; iii) avoid overlapping and iv)guide projects implementers for right geographical area selection.

Services provided by APEX

The services provided were secondary research including desk review,  focus group discussions, community-level dialogues & consultative meetings with UN agencies, CAR, RAHA, provincial and district line departments. Key services provided by the firms included i) Secondary data analysis ii) Research tools development; iii) Training of field enumerators; iv) Data collection from 20 districts of KP; iv) FGDs conducted one in 5 districts, where Afghan Refugees are residing in huge influx vi) Consultative Meetings with UNHCR, CAR-RAHA, IPs, UN Agencies and government officials;  vii) Provision of technical services for data entry and data analysis services; and vii) A comprehensive needs assessment report and power point presentation.