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2018
2018

Ilm Ideas 2 – Baseline Study for Key Programme Indicators

Description of Project: To gauge both contribution and attribution of each input (grantee intervention) to key outcome indicators, intervention and comparison groups will be created and difference-in-difference analysis will be employed to measure direction and degree of change. Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:  Ilm..Read More

2018

MAG/VTT’s Intigral Review

  Project Description:  Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC) headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is the largest telecommunications provider in the Middle East and North Africa region. It is the leading operator within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and its international presence extends to 11 countries. STC would like to offer digital..Read More

2018

Institutional Support for Participatory, Inclusive and Responsive Education (INSPIRE-II)

Description of Assignment: : The general purpose of this assignment was to increase enrolment rates of girls beyond primary levels of education and enhancing women entrepreneurship within SWAT. VTT Global offered its services as a Consultant to conduct a terminal evaluation to determine the merit and deficiencies of the program and to..Read More

2018

Third Party Verification (TPV) On Determining Factual Basis of Allegations Regarding Violation of Beneficiary Selection Criteria – CARE International

Project Description: CARE International solicited an RFP, with the task to investigate allegations raised by a Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer regarding the abuse of Beneficiary Selection Criteria, in Bannu District under the Project “Humanitarian Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons in Pakistan.” This is an ECHO funded project,..Read More

2017
2017

Midline Evaluation of Pakistan Reading Project (PRP) via EGRA in Sindh & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)

Project Description:  The Sindh Reading Program is a five-year initiative launched in January 2014 that aims to improve early-grade reading instruction to over 400,000 students in the province. This assignment covers the midline Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and school based surveys to support the assessment of the USAID Pakistan..Read More

2017

Let Girls Learn – Proposal Development

Project Description: CARE International, in collaboration with World Learning, Right to Play, and IDEAs, was bidding for the Let Girl’s Learn Grant, in Pakistan, and required the services of a consulting firm to support the research, strategy, and development process for the finalization of a proposal. To execute this exercise,..Read More

2017

Procurement of Services for Application Development and BPO Services (Data Validation and Verification of SEF Supported Schools)

Project Description:  The Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) carried out a national competitive bidding process across Pakistan to the procure services of a technically capable organization for data validation and verification of its supported/assisted schools in the districts of Sindh, and has handed the task to VTT Global. To this end,..Read More

2017

Field Survey of Industrial Estates and Zones of Pakistan for Assessment of Distributed Generation Potential

Project Description:  After successful implementation of many programs related to solar energy in parts of Asia, Pacific and Africa, IFC is on its way to introducing alternative energy sources to Pakistan’s energy market. IFC is undertaking this study to gauge the potential of distributed generation through deployment of renewable energy..Read More

2017

Third-Party Monitoring of DFID Multi-Year Humanitarian Programme, Pakistan

Project Description:  The DfID funded Multi-Year Humanitarian Program (MYPH) in Pakistan under UNITAR is a major hinge for a wide array of humanitarian activities in the country. The four distinct pillars of the MPYH are: Natural Disasters, Complex Emergencies, Contingency Standby Arrangements and Improving the Overall Humanitarian System. Pakistan Evidence..Read More

2017

Evaluation of Fulbright Program in Pakistan

Project Description: To gauge the impact of continuous investment and support toward Pakistan’s socio-economic development through the Fulbright Program, U.S. Department of State (DoS) intended to conduct a performance evaluation of Fulbright Scholar Program. For this assignment, Social Impact predetermined certain parameters to be sustained by VTT. This included employing..Read More

2017

Establishment & Management of Non Formal Education Centers under Sindh Reading Program (SRP)

Project Description: Chemonics International Inc. under the Sindh Reading Program (SRP) contracted VTT to operate Non-Formal Education (NFE) centers in SRP’s target districts and  towns in Karachi which include Dadu, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Khairpur, Larkana, Kamber-Shadadkot and Sukkur districts and in the of Bin Qasim, Gaddap, Kemari, Liyari and Orangi in..Read More

2017

Design & Development of a Monitoring & Assessment Framework for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governance Project (KPG)

Project Description:  MSI contracted VTT for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governance Project (KPG). The assignment involved designing and developing a monitoring framework that enables PERFORM field monitoring team to verify and validate the reported data under the four year, USAID/Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governance Project (KPG) in the four focus districts of..Read More

2017

Baseline through End line evaluation of Let Girls Learn/Pathways to Success

Project Description:  Pathways to Success is a 15 month initiative by USAID Training for Pakistan Project (TFP) to be implemented through local implementing partners in selected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh. The goal of PTS is to contribute to reducing barriers to girls’ education and empowerment in underserved..Read More

2016
2016

WASH 2016 Evaluation in Sindh

Project Description:  The provision of municipal services such as water supply and sewage collection and disposal has a direct and immediate effect on the health and quality of life of the people living in a community. Considering VTT’s previous experience in conducting WASH Evaluations, MSI contracted VTT to provide technical..Read More

2016

Research study to identify opportunities for potential partnerships & programming in South Punjab

Project Description: VTT Global has been contracted by MSI to conduct an in-depth research study to a) identify new opportunities for a deeper and broader approach to Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) and USAID/Pakistan assistance programming in South Punjab, (b) understand the extent to which the government can partner with USAID/Pakistan..Read More

2016

Monitoring & Evaluation of Family Planning Compliance Mechanisms

Project Description: VTT Global was contracted by Management Systems International (MSI) to conduct field monitoring visits in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan for USAID’s Family Planning (FP) Compliance Monitoring project. The general purpose of this assignment was to determine whether GOP facilities which are receiving USAID Family Planning (FP) commodities are..Read More

2016

Monitoring & Assessment of Strengthening Citizens Voice and Accountability Project

Project Description:  USAID/Pakistan’s Strengthening Citizen’s Voice and Accountability Project (CVP) has been designed to support and promote the evolution of democratic governance by encouraging citizens to become more vocal and hence contribute to government planning and decision making. By empowering citizens, the project seeks to improve the situation of public..Read More

2016

Midline Evaluation of Sindh Reading Program through Early Grade Reading Assessment

Project Description: The EGRA midline evaluation involved assessments of early grade reading, a critical step towards enhancing school improvement by identifying the barriers to learning and teaching and the best means to overcome these barriers. The current assessment was undertaken to compare results with the baseline evaluation and consisted of..Read More

2016

Evaluation of Balochistan Agriculture Program (BAP)

Project Description:  MSI under its performance management support contract wished to conduct the final evaluation of BAP. Through BAP, USAID has been providing continuous support to agricultural communities in Balochistan for the past 12 years. The evaluation aimed to assess 1). Whether the project design helped achieve desired results. 2)...Read More

2016

Design and Development of Feedback Mechanism for Business Environment Reform Facilities

Project Description: The purpose of this project was to provide a set of recommendations for DFID Pakistan on how to develop an online feedback mechanism for policy makers engaged in Business Environment Reform (BER) in Punjab. VTT Global was engaged by KPMG to provide recommendations on developing the online feedback..Read More

2016

Baseline through Endline Evaluation of Ilm Ideas-II Program

Project Description:  The Ilm Ideas 2 programme, a four year-long project funded by DFID, is an education innovation programme designed for Pakistan. The programme seeks to improve education outcomes by providing financial and technical support to organizations to help them take their proven solutions to scale. Cambridge Education, the fund..Read More

2015
2015

On-the-Job Teachers’ Training and Students’ Assessments for Sindh Reading Program

Project Description:  SRP aimed to contribute to the Government of Sindh’s goals to improve reading skills among early grade students in seven districts in Northern Sindh (Dadu, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Khairpur, Larkana, Kamber-Shadadkot, and Sukkur) and five selected towns of Karachi (Bin Qasim, Gaddap, Kemari, Liyari, and Orangi) through improved teacher..Read More

2015

Assessment of Low Cost Private Schools and Enrollment of Out of School Children for Education Fund for Sindh

Project Description: DFID funded Education Fund for Sindh in order to identify the Out-of-School Children in Karachi and register them for enrolment in low cost private schools (LCPS). For the Education Fund for Sindh, VTT team was actively involved in identifying, registering and enrolling out-of-school children and low-cost-private-schools in various..Read More

2014
2014

Power Distribution Program – Evaluation

Project Description:  The U.S. Government through USAID’s Power Distribution Program (PDP) partnered with the Government of Pakistan, the private sector, and other donors to increase Pakistan’s energy supplies, improve energy efficiency and usage, modernize equipment, and provide the required human resources, technical training and support.   VTT Global (Pvt.) Ltd.,..Read More

2014

Research Study and Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability Across Pakistan

Project Description: The Joint Analysis of Conflict and Security (JACS) looked to understand the dynamics of conflict and stability in fragile countries, by using an integrated cross-HMG approach. It aimed to build a shared, cross-governmental understanding of the context and basic drivers of the conflict and instability in conflict-ridden countries...Read More

2014

Program Impact Assessment of Economic Growth and Agriculture in Pakistan

Project Description: The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of EGA interventions by USAID at empowering beneficiaries economically and socially, and promoting societal improvement. The assessment had to be designed in such a way so as to quantify whether the USAID-funded activities have changed beneficiaries’ lives, and..Read More

2014

Needs Assessment for the Identification of Barriers to Reading in Pakistan

Project Description: VTT was contracted by MSI to carry out the Identifying Barriers to Reading in Pakistan project funded by USAID. The objective of the assignment was to better understand ways to strengthen the culture of reading in Pakistan. Through IBRP, USAID/Pakistan intended to identify barriers to reading beyond the..Read More

2014

Mathematics Assessments for Sindh Reading Program

Project Description: VTT Global (Pvt.) Ltd., was selected against the RFP solicited by Chemonics, to support the SRP Team in conducting the EGRA-EGMA baseline study survey in Karachi and perform data digitization of 560 schools data collected from 8 target districts of Sindh. VTT initiated the task by reviewing key..Read More

2014

Assessment of energy efficient industrial equipment for power distribution program in Pakistan

Project Description: The US Government through USAID’s Power Distribution Program (PDP) partnered with the Government of Pakistan. The private sector and other donors to increase Pakistan’s energy supplies, improve energy efficiency and usage, modernize equipment, and provide the required human resources, technical trainings and support.   VTT conducted two surveys:..Read More

2014

Assessment of Energy-Efficient Industrial Equipment for Power Distribution Program in Pakistan

Project Description: The U.S. Government through USAID’s Power Distribution Program (PDP) partnered with the Government of Pakistan, the private sector, and other donors to increase Pakistan’s energy supplies, improve energy efficiency and usage, modernize equipment, and provide the required human resources, technical training and support. The assessment was focused on..Read More

2014

Human Resource Assessment of National Assembly Secretariat of Pakistan

Project Description: VTT was contracted by UNDP to the lead UNDP’s HR Assessment for the Secretariat of Pakistan National Assembly in 2014. The purpose of the assignment was to evaluate and optimize the capacity of the Secretariat staff, and to improve their functions as defined by the Constitution, Rules of..Read More

2014

Baseline Evaluation through Early Grade Reading/Mathematics Assessments for Sindh Reading

Project Description: VTT Global (Pvt.) Ltd., was selected against the RFP solicited by Chemonics, to support the SRP Team in conducting the EGRA-EGMA baseline study survey in Karachi and perform data digitization of 560 schools data collected from 8 target districts of Sindh. VTT initiated the task by reviewing key..Read More

2014

Impact Assessment of Energy Crisis on Livelihood Sustenance Across Diverse Socioeconomic Classes of Pakistan, under EGA

Project Description: The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of EGA interventions by USAID at empowering beneficiaries economically and socially, and promoting societal improvement. The project aims to gauge the current standing of EGA program beneficiaries corresponding to: Economic opportunities, incomes and expenditures patterns; Economic & social..Read More

2013
2013

Feasibility Study for Grid-Connectivity and Power Generation Capacity of 190+ Hydropower Sites, in Congruence with Socio-Economic Demographics, across Gilgit-Baltistan

Project Description: On behalf of the Pakistan-German Development Cooperation, GIZ has been focusing on the promotion of renewable energy technology and energy efficiency improvement in Pakistan since 2005. In this respect, the GB Power Development Board prepared a comprehensive integrated plan for the development and utilization of power and energy..Read More

2013

GIS Mapping of Hydropower Sites

Project Description: On behalf of the Pakistan German Development Cooperation, GIZ had been focusing on the promotion of renewable energy technology and energy efficiency improvement in Pakistan since 2005. In this respect the GB Power development board prepared a comprehensive integrated plan for the development and utilization of power and..Read More

2013

Impact Evaluation via Online/Telephonic Primary Research of Fulbright Scholarship Program

Project Description: VTT’s evaluation team conducted an impact assessment of the FSP program in Pakistan. The objective of the FSP evaluation program was to gauge the impact of contributions made by the FSP scholarship holders to the development of Pakistan. VTT developed a thorough impact assessment administration plan in collaboration..Read More

2012
2012

Qualitative Study for Gender Analysis of Pakistan Expanded Regional Stabilization Initiative (PERSI)

Project Description:  VTT executed the PERSI Project that entailed gender analysis of educational, livelihood, political, health, decision making, access to services & rights, power & decision making domains in 11 districts of Punjab, Sindh and Karachi. Salient Features of the exercise were:   VTT hired experienced local FGD moderators/note-takers having..Read More

2012

Monitoring and Evaluation of OFDA’s Flood Relief Grants

Project Description: In response to the flood crisis, USAID set aside emergency funding to award new agreements related to flood relief activities across Pakistan. In addition to providing relief interventions, USAID also initiated monitoring and verification of those initiatives through third-party monitoring partners. To this effect, a one-year project of..Read More

2012

Monitoring & Assessment of University Development Program in 11 institutes across Pakistan

Project Description:  On July 1, 2010, USAID approved $45 million to finance development of Pakistani universities. Subsequently, on June 30, 2011HEC decided to use the $45million to finance the University Development Program. This budget support aimed at increasing institutional capacity of the universities, research capacity, improve teaching techniques and laboratory..Read More

2012

Validation & Verification of Relief & Recovery Initiatives under World Food Program’s PRRO Complex Emergency Project

Project Description:  USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) wished to verify if WFP’s implementing partners operating protracted relief and recovery operations (PRRO) in the complex emergency situation in FATA and KP were complying with their field level agreements (FLA). VTT Global was trusted by IMEC to perform this monitoring..Read More

2012

Evaluation of the merit and need based scholarship program (MNBSP)

Project Description: VTT had been asked to conduct evaluation of the USAID funded “Merit and Needs Based Scholarship Program,” by MSI/USAID. The objective of the program was to help academically qualified and financially needy Pakistani students from under privileged/remote areas of the country to pursue university studies at top Pakistani..Read More

2012

Organizational Restructuring

Project Description Warid was operating in the highly competitive market of telecommunications in Pakistan. The organization was less than optimal in most departments. Departments were overstaffed and there were many redundancies in job functions, specifically in the middle management positions. Due to intense competition among cellular companies and price wars, it..Read More

2012

HR Functional Assessment and Recommendations

Project Description: Warid was facing the challenge of hiring and retaining mission critical staff. Amidst growing competition and high value salary structures, offered by competitors, the attrition rates were high and it was very difficult to retain the best quality of human resource. The leadership of the company decided to..Read More

2012

Data Validation & Verification for the Sindh Basic Education Program under MEP

Project Description: The program covered seven target districts of Sindh; Kashmore, Jacobabad, Sukkur, Kambar Shahdad Kot, Khairpur, Dadu and Larkana; and five towns in Karachi including Lyari, Kemari, Gadap, Korangi and Orangi. VTT being the implementing partner to MSI collected baseline data of existing basic education infrastructure in the target..Read More

2011
2011

Strategic Analysis on International Clearing House (ICH) Agreement

Project Description: To carry out a strategic analysis and high-level review of the International Clearing House Agreement between PTCL and LDIs. In addition, the consultant was to evaluate the interconnect agreements, define the pricing scheme, and carry out a sensitivity analysis to eradicate grey market through sim boxing. VTT consultants..Read More

2011

Research Study to Verify Housing Damage Assistance provided to IDP’s in conflicted areas under PaRRSA

Project Description: In the post-conflict scenario, GoP endeavored to restore housing and related resettlement needs in the conflict-affected areas. The preliminary approach adopted was to provide a Housing Uniform Assistance Subsidy Project (HUASP). The statistical significance for each sample was kept at a 10% confidence interval at 90% of the..Read More

2011

Monitoring & Evaluation of Benazir Income Support Program, under budget support monitoring

Project Description:  VTT has successfully completed the monitoring and assessment exercise for Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) under the Budget Support Monitoring Program (BSM). In financial year 2007-08, the sharp rise in oil prices and primary products in the international as well as domestic market resulted in double digit inflation,..Read More

2011

Strategic Evaluation & Commercial Quick Wins

Project Description: To carry out an in-depth analysis and market review for the stagnation of revenue growth of Etisalat Afghanistan, that required looking into the infrastructure (outreach), network readiness, commercial packages and distribution channels, market segmentation and campaigns, along with the billing strategy of revenue for different consumers.   VTT team..Read More

2011

Assessment of Cash Assistance provided through IDP Support program, under BSM

Project Description:  On July 1, 2010, USAID approved $45 million to finance development of Pakistani universities. Subsequently, on June 30, 2011, HEC decided to use the $45million to finance the University Development Program. This budget support aimed at increasing institutional capacity of the universities, research capacity; improve teaching techniques and..Read More

2010
2010

Independent Third Party Monitoring & Assessment of Flood Relief Activities in Punjab & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Project Description:  VTT was trusted by USAID to carry a one year activity of monitoring and assessment of approximately $463,498,573 worth of flood relief programs. This required VTT to design a comprehensive M&E strategy framework and execute that framework on the ground in KPK and Punjab provinces. VTT developed an..Read More

2010

Entrepreneurs Artisans Project – Livelihood Recovery Support for the Flood Affected Artisans of Pakistan

  Project Description:  VTT has successfully completed the monitoring and assessment exercise for Entrepreneurs Livelihood Recovery Support program in KPK and Punjab under the Flood Relief Activities Monitoring Program in Pakistan. The Livelihood Recovery Support to Flood-affected Artisans of Pakistan through the USAID’s Entrepreneurs program was necessitated because of the..Read More

2009
2009

Situational Analysis of Overseas Employment Opportunities for Skilled Pakistani Human Resources under the Pakistan Jobs Project

Project Description:  VTT was responsible for improving the competitiveness of the Pakistani economy by building the capacity of Pakistani academic institutions to produce high quality graduates with increased employability; encouraging Pakistani companies to invest in human capital; and improving access to training, jobs, and business opportunities for youth and women...Read More

2009

Baseline Research Study for Malakand Survey Project

Project Description: ACTED, in corporation with DFID, launched a comprehensive baseline and vulnerability assessment survey covering three districts, 50 Union Councils, and over 450 villages in Malakand Division, Pakistan. The survey covered over 15 sub sectors of information including health, education, water, agriculture, micro-economy, and market indicators. VTT was engaged..Read More

2008
2008

Business Process Re-Engineering through IT Enabled Solutions

Project Description:  FFBL, one of the largest Fertilizer producers in the region, has been a more than 100% dividend paying company since 2004. However, the organization was operating in a very bureaucratic fashion with no utilization of modern trends in using IT as a backbone like Project Management, Supply Chain..Read More

2008

Functional Assessment of Human Resource and Organizational Restructuring

Project Description:  Warid was operating in the highly competitive market of telecommunications in Pakistan. The organization was less than optimal in most departments. Departments were overstaffed and there were many redundancies in job functions, specifically in the middle management positions. Due to intense competition among cellular companies and price wars,..Read More

2007
2007

Competitive Analysis of Challenges In Pakistan’s IT and Telecom Sector

Project Description: To tackle the serious hurdles faced by Pakistan in the international community, due to a lack of transparency on the competitiveness indexing asset by WEF, a study for a competitive analysis of challenges in Pakistan’s ICT Sector was planned. VTT identified the anomalies raised by local government and..Read More

2007

Framework for the Implementation of Local Number Portability (LNP) in Pakistan

Project Description: To develop an understanding of Local Number Portability (LNP), its impact on the existing operator’s business and the monetary implication, so that a regulatory framework in this regard could be devised.   VTT advised and assisted the regulatory body in preparing a regulatory framework for implementation of Local..Read More

2006
2006

Due Diligence for Corporate Divestment of a Mobile Operator (Paktel – Instaphone)

Project Description: To merge the two companies and their assets into one, by conducting a complete technical and financial analysis to design the way forward for this activity, the end goal was to set it up for sale and market evaluation. The Operators wanted the conduct of a due diligence..Read More

2005
2005

Planning, Design & Launch of CDMA Networks

Project Description: To study, and accordingly plan, define and launch CDMA networks for Milicom International all over Pakistan. Our Associates helped Milicom plan, design and launch their existing cellular network based into a full mobility CDMA network.  VTT successfully completed the comprehensive review to issuance of LOI for the RFP..Read More