Independent Expert of Education Management Organization (TCF) for School Education & Literacy Department, Government of Sindh.

The School Education & Literacy Department (Government of Sindh) has outsourced the operation and management of selected government schools to private sector Education Management Organizations (EMOs) under a public-private arrangement.

In the fourth phase of this intervention under the cluster based approach, The Citizens Foundation (TCF) has been handed over nine (09) government schools in Qamber Shahdadkot and ten (10) government schools in Dadu.

This intervention has the overall objective of improving the quality of governance and accountability in the education sector by strengthening the school-level systems, planning, and implementation, in order to improve student learning, achievement, and health. As the Independent Expert jointly appointed by TCF and the Government of Sindh, AASA Consulting is tasked with monitoring the performance of TCF at these schools, tracking the progress made against each KPI, and facilitating all parties to ensure the success of the intervention.

AASA Consulting’s scope of work for this study includes (a) reviewing, reporting and certifying all activities associated with the fulfilment of KPIs to the Government of Sindh, TCF and the Independent Auditor; (b) facilitating TCF in the development of Annual Management Plans; (c) supporting TCF and the Government of Sindh in designing of the reporting and other Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) tools; (d) reviewing and approving the employment criteria for staff to be hired for the project; (e) reviewing and approving the parameters for the Training Needs Assessment (TNA) of the staff; and (f) submitting report to the all relevant parties on the progress of KPIs. This is a five-year year assignment, further renewable for an additional five years.


Independent Expert of Education Management Organization ( TCF/IBA Sukkur) for School Education & Literacy Department, Government of Sindh.

The School Education & Literacy Department (Government of Sindh) has outsourced the operation and management of selected government schools to private sector Education Management Organizations (EMOs) under a public-private arrangement.

In the fourth phase of this intervention under the cluster based approach, IBA Sukkur University (IBASU) has been handed over 16 government schools in Sukkur and ten (10) government schools in Larkana.

This intervention has the overall objective of improving the quality of governance and accountability in the education sector by strengthening the school-level systems, planning, and implementation, in order to improve student learning, achievement, and health. As the Independent Expert jointly appointed by IBASU and the Government of Sindh, AASA Consulting is tasked with monitoring the performance of IBASU at these schools, tracking the progress made against each KPI, and facilitating all parties to ensure the success of the intervention.

AASA Consulting’s scope of work for this study includes (a) reviewing, reporting and certifying all activities associated with the fulfillment of KPIs to the Government of Sindh, IBASU and the Independent Auditor; (b) facilitating IBASU in the development of Annual Management Plans; (c) supporting IBASU and the Government of Sindh in designing of the reporting and other Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) tools; (d) reviewing and approving the employment criteria for staff to be hired for the project; (e) reviewing and approving the parameters for the Training Needs Assessment (TNA) of the staff; and (f) submitting report to the all relevant parties on the progress of KPIs. This is a five-year year assignment, further renewable for an additional five years.


Tackling Childcare Pakistan: Creating Family-Friendly Workplaces in Pakistan: A Landscape Analysis and Market Research Initiative

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, in collaboration with the Pakistan Business Council has launched its Tackling Childcare Initiative in Pakistan: Creating Family-Friendly Workplaces in Pakistan. AASA Consulting is engaged as the research firm at national level to conduct the study spread over 5 months.

The objective is to conduct a landscape analysis of Family-Friendly policies by engaging with key stakeholders, including the government, private sector, care providers, industry associations and parents. Three key pillars of the exercise are demand side analysis, supply side review and mapping of government regulations and policies. The study sample covers an e-survey of 200 organizations, in-depth interviews with 100 plus employees, meetings with policy stakeholders (federal & provincial level), and finally over 20 interviews and site visits to childcare providers.

The study will also aid in increasing awareness of the business case, accelerate the implementation of good practices amongst employers and help improve the overall enabling environment for employer supported childcare.