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Partnership with SAQE

IDS has formed a strategic partnership with the Society for Access to Quality Education – a non-profit based in Islamabad advocating for reforming the education sector. IDS has been providing consultancy services to SAQE on various project ventures and has also been actively engaged in designing professional development and training programs for SAQE’s employees.

Following are some of the initiatives in which IDS has extended support to SAQE:

Charter of Education

As the elections of 2024 approach in Pakistan, political engagement with citizens has also increased significantly. Hence, SAQE with support from IDS developed a 'Charter of Education' capturing demands for education reforms at the grassroots. Team IDS was involved actively in gathering and compiling the findings to form a coherent and impactful narrative and has endorsed the charter at all levels.

Budget Tracking – Optimizing District-level Education

IDS assisted SAQE in the process of collection, validation, compilation and analysis of the data gathered for the Budget Tracking Activity. Data was collected from 12 Districts across Pakistan through various sources including one-on-one meetings with the District Education Offices (DEOs), education census reports and government data portals in July. The report aims to assess the degree to which education budget allocation and expenditure at the district level is gender-responsive, disability-inclusive, and disaster-responsive.

Data Portal

IDS has been engaged in providing support to SAQE in the management of its data portal. The major aim of the portal is to provide a repository of data on education-related themes. It seeks to encourage more informed and empowered citizens through readily available data. In addition, it seeks to make data more democratic and strengthen the role it plays in policymaking.

Capacity Building

IDS has designed and delivered training sessions for SAQE that address emerging education sector issues, equipping members with the latest skills and knowledge to navigate through complex issues. IDS has also extended its support to SAQE for the successful conduct of its CSOs (Civil Society Organizations) learning events. IDS played a pivotal role in organizing and executing these events, which were held as part of SAQE's 14th annual convention.

Capacity Building
Capacity Building