M&E, Assessments and Learnings

Semiotics Consultants exhibits a dynamic combination of experience, expertise and professionalism in undertaking large-scale, multi-sectoral program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) across Pakistan. Through its diverse and solid skills base embedded amongst its specialist staff, effective M&E frameworks are developed in accordance with project and client requirements. These includes devising informative monitoring indicators, robust data collection mechanisms, and accessible reporting modules. Innovative evaluation techniques are employed such as the use of treatment groups, counterfactuals and appropriate randomizations strategies. Some of our accomplishments in this practice area are:

Selected Projects of M&E, Assessments and Learnings

Project Name Client
AAWAZ – Voice & Accountability Programme, 1) Baseline and 2) Annual Perception Surveys in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 DAI / DFID
Assessment of Outcomes/Impact of Community Trainings Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)
Assessment of the Impact of the Family Economic Empowerment Intervention on Child Labour and School Attendance International Labour Organization (ILO)
Baseline and Follow-up Taxpayers’ Perception Survey Adam Smith International / DFID
Baseline Survey and PTCs Performance Evaluation CESSD
Baseline Survey for Community Based Sustainable Resource Management (CBRM) Program Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Baseline Survey in District Abbottabad Plan Pakistan
Baseline Survey in the Target Areas of Community Development for the Rehabilitation of Salt Affected and Water-Logged Lands United Nation Development Program (UNDP)
Baseline Survey of Swat and Buner Districts Directorate General Technical Education and Manpower Training
Baseline Survey of Swat and Buner Districts Innovation for Poverty Reduction Project/SDC
Benefit Monitoring and Evaluation (BME), Malakand Rural development Project Asian Development Bank
Canada- Pakistan Basic Education Project – (Monitoring and Evaluation) Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Comparative Rule of Law Study / Baseline Study for the Enhanced Democratic Accountability and Civic Engagement (EDACE) Project Phase-II DAI / FCO UK
Data Quality Assessment of four projects PRIDE, RISE, I-LED and PERRP in Bagh district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Manshera district of NWFP USAID
Education Fund for Sindh Baseline Study Department for International Development (DFID)
End of Project Evaluation of “Community Physical Infrastructure – Livelihood strengthening program (CPI LSP)” Foundation for Integrated Development (FIDA)
Evaluation of Canada-Pakistan Debt for Education Conversion (DFEC) Project DAFTD
Evaluation of Every Child Counts Plan Pakistan
Evaluation of Country Program 2001-2005 Plan Pakistan
Evaluation of Existing Textbooks from Class-I to V, Northern Education Project Directorate of Public Instructions, Govt. of AJ&K
Evaluation of Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Enhanced Participation in South Punjab’s Dairy Sector DFATD
Evaluation of the Economic Impact of Drug Production, Trafficking and Consumption in Selected Domains DAPRC
External Evaluation of Projects for Education Innovation Fund and Voice and Accountability Fund, Ilm Ideas Program DAI /UKAID /DFID
Formative Assessment Punjab Inclusive Education Programme (PIEP) Adam Smith International / DFID
Gwadar Lasbella Livelihoods Support Project – RIMS Baseline Survey IFAD
Impact Assessment - Financial Literacy and Business Development Skills for Women (FLBDSW), Kashf Foundation Kashf Foundation
Impact Assessment of Neelum & Jhelum Valleys Community Development Project (NJVCDP) United Nation Development Program (UNDP)
Impact Assessment of Sindh Coastal Areas Development (SCAD) Program Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)
Impact Assessment of Six JICA’s Projects Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Impact Assessment Study – WFP Assistance to Girls Primary Education Project World Food Program
Impact Assessment Survey for PSDF Schemes 2014-15 PSDF/DFID
Impact Evaluation of the Improvers Bonus Programme for Government Schools Teachers Cambridge Education / World Bank
Impact Evaluation of the Punjab Education Sector Programme & Punjab Education Roadmap Department for International Development (DFID)
Impact of Teacher Training on Classroom Instructions, Northern Education Project Directorate of Public Instructions, Govt. of AJ&K
Independent Review of the Livelihood Strengthening Program in Border Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa AusAID
Midterm Evaluation of the Punjab Education Sector Programme Department for International Development (DFID)
Mid-Term Review of the Universal Birth Registration project Plan Pakistan
Monitoring & Evaluation of Livestock Wing of MINFAL under Livestock Development Project Asian Development Bank
Monitoring & Evaluation Services to USAID USAID
Monitoring and Evaluation- Malakand Rural Development Project Asian Development Bank
Monitoring and Evaluation- National Oilseed Development Project World Bank
Monitoring of National ICT Scholarship Program 2009 NICT
Monitoring of National ICT Scholarship Program 2011 NICT
Monitoring, Review & Evaluation of Technical Education Project Asian Development Bank
Need Assessment Survey of Middle Schools Ministry of Education
Northern Education Project- Evaluation Studies Govt. of AJ&K
Operational Evaluation of Primary Education Girls (Sector) Project Asian Development Bank
Outsourcing of Education Voucher Scheme (EVS) Household Survey PEF / Punjab
Participatory Rural Appraisal in Northern Areas- Regional Planning Exercise, Planning & Development Department, Northern Ares (Gilgit-Baltistan) British Council
Partnership for Recovery and Development of Allai Valley Save the Children- USA
Perception Survey on Education Service Delivery in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Department for International Development (DFID)
Poverty and Social Impact Analysis Study The Urban Unit / World Bank
Programme for Increasing Sustainable Microfinance – RIMS Impact Survey PPAF / IFAD
Project Performance Audit (PPAR) of Third Health Project Asian Development Bank
Project Terminal Evaluation Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Review of the Strategic Development Partnership Framework (SDPF) and Integrated Development Strategy (IDS) of Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa United Nation Development Program (UNDP)
RIMS Baseline Survey Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)
RIMS Impact Survey IFAD
Sample Survey for Student Assessment on Grade-2, Grade-4 & Grade 8 Learning Outcomes in Public Schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s and Newly Merged Districts Department for International Development (DFID)
Sector Assessment and Data Collection Survey in Education Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Sindh Primary Education Development Project – Evaluation Studies Department of Education, Sindh
Social Assessment for Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF-III) Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)
Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project – RIMS Baseline Survey IFAD
Study on Drug Abuse Patterns Among Special Population Groups DAPRC
Third Party Monitoring of Vocational Training under ‘Skills for Employability’ Scheme, Punjab Skills Development Fund PSDF/DFID
Third Party Verification for Final Impact Assessment of DFID’s Peacebuilding Support in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Department for International Development (DFID)