The ASER Pakistan initiative is a countrywide, making it necessary to build strong partnerships with organizations and individuals in all districts to conduct the national survey. To find suitable partners, ASER Pakistan first spread the word about the initiative to the wider public and interesting potential partners. These potential partner organizations and individuals were then asked to make a formal application/ commitment. ASER Pakistan has a developed clear criteria that partners have to fulfill, and held field capacity assessments before finalizing the selection process after which organizations and individuals are approved as ASER Pakistan partners.
The field surveys is conducted by volunteers selected from the local community. By actively participating in the survey, the community gets an opportunity to obtain direct insight into the situation regarding their children's learning. This also gives them the opportunity to use the information they have obtained to advocate for improved learning.