Support to the Social Action Program Project, Phase-II (SAPP-II)


Social Action Programme Project (SAPP-II) was a policy reform driven sector investment programme implemented by the Government of Pakistan (GOP) to raise the status of human development in the country in four basic social sectors: elementary education, primary health care, reproductive health, and rural water supply and sanitation. For education the key areas of reforms were enhancing girls primary education in terms of access and quality, strengthening primary education institutions/directorates, improving existing procedures, fostering participation between public, private, NGO and community, generating an environment based and strict adherence to merit based criteria in site selection, and setting-up effective education management information system, with a focus on gender disaggregated data.



Semiotics provided the services of highly qualified and experienced experts (male and female), among other, for designing, delivering and managing  the education niche areas in AJK, Islamabad Capital Territory(ICT) and  the provinces of Baluchistan, Sindh, NWFPfor the capacity building, implementation of ESR, public-private partnership, social sector planning and policy formulation and devolution of education, FATA Financial Management System Improvements; Budget, Accounting & Audit, Development of Long Term Vision and Strategic Plan and Strengthening of Systems of health in Northern Areas of Pakistan, National and Provincial Tuberculosis Control Program Review, Strategic Plans Development and Project Formulation, Strengthening of District Health System in Khairpur. 

The niche areas, selected through a consultative process, were chosen among other criteria on gender disadvantaged basis. Experts were deployed for short term and long term duration to support the federal, provincials and districts governments.

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European Commission

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