Aser
ANNUAL STATUS OF EDUCATION REPORT
THE LARGEST CITIZEN LED HOUSEHOLD BASED INITIATIVE
RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENT

Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA)

A BRIEF PROFILE ON RESEARCH & EVALUATION SERVICES 2000-2018

Ever since its inception in 2000, ITA has been engaged in evidence based planning and research for designing its programs and influencing policies through targeted advocacy. From Classroom,  School and Household based surveys  on learning to country wide  assessments, to large Survey Management, Advocacy and Policy influence from villages to federal and global levels have been practiced at by ITA teams.  ITA has been a strong education champion across Pakistan with field programs covering complex aspects of: access, learning, quality, evaluating low cost private schools (ECD to Secondary level), inclusion, child protection, tolerance, citizenship, health and hygiene interventions, technical and vocational training programs with government, communities and public and private school systems. ITA has worked hand in hand with the government while conducting surveys with a documented ‘buy in’ well reflected in key policy documents such as PRSP/National Education Policy 2009, White/Green Papers for NEP 2009, National Economic Survey,  Provincial education sector plans (ESPs), community participation/SC-SMC manuals, PPP policies and minimum norms for schools (PDSSP 2010).  It works with multiple partners across Pakistan and the region its research portfolio has expanded across South Asia. Some key research areas are: learning outcomes, teacher education, school effectiveness, teacher stories -best practices, surveys on teaching practices; early learning partnerships (ECE); positive disciplining practices, English language teaching practices in Punjab, low cost private schools, PPPs,  and CSR for gender equity in South Asia, trends in private sector provisions in Pakistan/India etc. An anchor annual study such as ASER is popularly benchmarked and quoted globally nationally and locally with active links to government, universities and civil society websites. Studies such as the SchoolTELLS and Punjab English Language Improvement (PELI) program focused on Punjab based surveys and reports, whilst others on School Inspectorate, Education Fund for Sindh (EFS), Technology Enabled learning were conducted for KP, GB, and Sindh for addressing quality assurance,  equity and quality.

ITA’s Research Team has rich experience in policy work, evaluations and assessments across Pakistan and beyond. Led by the CEO ITA and Champion of Policy/Advocacy Baela Raza Jamil the research team comprises 16 members across Pakistan and in the UK. Its three key leaders are:

-Baela Raza Jamil CEO ITA;

-Dr. Monazza Aslam: Senior Director Research (based in Oxford)

-Ms. Sahar Saeed:  Deputy Director Research

The team is supported by 2 data analysts, 8 research assistants, 2 desktop publishers 1 communications manager across all provinces, ICT.

 
 
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