Livelihood Support and Promotion of Small Community Infrastructure Project - LACIP Pakistan

The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) is the leading agency for poverty reduction in Pakistan. The Federal Republic of Germany and Islamic Republic of Pakistan negotiated a bilateral funding contract in November 2008 for the implementation of "Livelihood Support & Promotion of Small Community Infrastructure" (LACIP) project. The implementation period of the project is from May 2012 to June 2017. LACIP was implemented in partnership with 13 POs in 56 Union Councils of eight districts (Swabi, Charsadda, Buner, Haripur, Nowshera, Chitral, D.I Khan, and Abbottabad), of KPK. Major objectives of the project are: (i) increased access to and sustainable utilization of social and economic infrastructure by the population of the project region, (ii) increased employment and income opportunities, especially for the poor, and (iii) strengthening local civil society organizations and enhance their participation in decision-making processes in their environment at local level. Intervention areas of LACIP are: Community Physical Infrastructure (CPI), Health & Education (H&E), Livelihood Enhancement & Protection (LEP), Disaster Management & Preparedness (DPM) and Institutional Development (ID). KfW hired the consultancy services of NEC Consultants Private Limited (NEC) under a contract signed on October 30, 2015. The overall objective of the NEC services is to conduct regular LACIP performance monitoring and review in collaboration with LACIP team. The monitoring and review activities are inclusive of assessment of outputs, outcomes, and impacts of the LACIP project. Major activities of NEC are: project appraisals, field monitoring of physical infrastructure implementation, institutional mobilization and engagement, quality and impacts of asset transfers and vocational trainings, database development, and overall project management.