Assessment and Strengthening Program (ASP) for Civil Society Organizations and Government of Pakistan

Assessment and Strengthening Program (ASP) for Civil Society Organizations and Government of Pakistan

Project Category: 

Status: 

Project Scope:

Launched in October 2010, the Assessment and Strengthening Program (ASP) for Civil Society Organizations and Government of Pakistan is a five-year US$ 45 million USAID-funded initiative that will strengthen the capacity of  local organizations  to  effectively  manage  development  funds.  ASP   is  being implemented by three Pakistani organizations; Associates in Development (AiD), Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The program targets a wide range of public and non-governmental partners in the entire country.

The project components include:

  • Development of Institutional Assessment Framework and Associated Tools
  • Pre-award Assessment
  • Capacity Building for Institutional Strengthening, and
  • Compliance Assessment and Endorsement

Services:

AiD-ASP  is  providing  technical  support  for  the  “Capacity  Building  and
Institutional Strengthening” component through:

  • Development of capacity building plans
  • Customized capacity building interventions that cover policies  and
  • procedures; development of systems for planning, budgeting, procurement, M&E and management as well as training program in multiple areas
  • Selecting suitable delivering mechanisms for activities while designing and developing the resource material
  • Engaging, training of resource organizations and trainers

Key Staff engaged:

  • Chief of Party (CoP)
  • Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP)
  • Chief Finance Officer (CFO)
  • Institutional Development Specialist (IDS)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (M&ES)
  • Financial Management Specialist (FMS)
  • Procurement Specialist

Name of Client: 

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Project Duration/ Timeline: 

October 2010 to October 2015

Approx. value of the contract: 

US$ 9 Million

Location: 

  • Pakistan