The Human and Institutional Development (HID) Unit of the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) performs multiple functions, which particularly includes capacity building support to the following components of PPAF programs: Credit and Enterprise Development (CED); and Community Physical Infrastructure (CPI). As part of the PPAF poverty alleviation program, the HID Unit is mandated to undertake capacity building of their Partner Organizations (POs), and of the local communities through the POs in all four provinces of Pakistan as well as Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
PPAF hired Semiotics to assess outcomes of the support extended by Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) to its Partner Organizations with regard to Community Training. Outcome assessment was undertaken to estimate the magnitude of social and economic change that has supposedly resulted from PPAF’s support.
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Semiotics had undertaken design of the research methodology and development of research instruments, carried out more than 1000 detailed in-depth interviews of the trainees in all the four provinces and AJK representing all the stakeholder organizations involved in the project, prepared case studies and case-lets and organized and managed field research to assess actual social and economic impact of project interventions at the individual, organizational and community level with reference to the conceived targets focused at the overall goal of poverty alleviation.