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Financial Management Project Pakistan:2014-15  - Development of Citizens Right to Services Performance Management System Peshawar – World Bank
The project initiated with the RTS Website Development. Domain Registration and Hosting of the RTS website was followed by development and implementation of the website (CMS based) content menu with information provided by the RTS. The actual challenge of website development was to make it responsive to the wide variety of citizens. Easy and User friendly navigating system of the web library was achieved to serve the purpose. Design appropriate security architecture for the website and implement this security mechanism through the website. A Complaint Redressal System Design and its’ automation in the name of Performance Monitoring System (PeMS) was developed in the second step to provide automation support to RTS Commission and GoKP.

 

Financial Management Project Pakistan:2014- onwards  - FATA Economic Stabilization Project (FATA ESP) – USAID
AbacusConsulting is the exclusive implementer of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) component of FATA Economic Stabilization Project (FATA ESP), a consortium led by Creative Associates. This include designing and implementation of a robust M&E Plan and Baseline plan as per USAID’s prescribed guidelines, performance monitoring throughout the life of the project and intermittent knowledge, Attitude and Practice Studies besides the midline and end-line surveys as part of the Impact Evaluation

 

Financial Management Project Pakistan:2013-2017  - Sub National Governance Program (SNG) – DFID
AbacusConsulting is contributing in PFM and M&E areas on this programme. As per initial plan key activities in the area of performance management were to include the strengthening of performance based budgeting up to district level, development / institutionalization of M&E system, provision of GIS support for effective monitoring, creation of provincial delivery unit to supervise / monitor improved service delivery and various cross cutting interventions to create a cohesive government organization for the delivery of quality public goods / services in target provinces. In the above mentioned areas of focus the programme will provide extended facilitation to the provincial governments in designing systems, fulfilling automation and capacity building needs, hand holding support to client organization at provincial and district level on newly introduced systems and strengthening of already established systems / functions. In both provinces the programme is exploiting various synergies by integrating the various initiatives of government and other actors that ultimately contribute in good governance.

 

Financial Management Project Pakistan:2013-2016  - Technical Assistance Under Sindh Education Sector Support Programme (SESSP) - EU
As a significant partner, Abacus Consulting has been providing services for improvement of PFM, M&E and procurement processes at client organization. As the project is going through its inception, the plans are being prepared to support budget, M&E and other performance management functions at the provincial and district levels. The project is in the process of reviewing and implementing school consolidation plan (SCP) which carries indicators pertain to quality and access of education. Implementation of SCP included data collection against pre-conceived set of indicators, analysis, compilation of recommendation / corrective actions and improving the performance reporting. The TA is also responsible for the capacity building of Department of Education (DoE), GoS and district level staff on all the above mentioned technical areas. AbacusConsulting is responsible for capacity building of provincial and district level managers of DoE, GoS in its assigned area which includes M&E. Currently, the capacity building activities are in planning stage.

 

Financial Management Project Pakistan:2013 - onwards  - FCO Conflict Pool Projects’ M&E under Fragile and Conflict Affected States – Framework. DFID funded
The aim of this M&E work is to assist the Conflict Pool (CP) Team of FCO UK in their management of the CP projects, mainly through the provision of Quarterly Monitoring and Evaluation Reports (QMRs) which will provide an independent check and verification of the Quarterly Progress Reports (QPRs) produced by the project partners. The evaluation of projects is to quantify project achievements, including assessing the contribution towards achieving wider programme level goals.

 

Financial Management Project Pakistan:2013 - onwards  - Sindh Education Sector Support Programme (SESSP) – EU funded
The overall objective of the project is to promote quality and access in Primary and Secondary Education and achieve the education-related MDGs in the Province of Sindh. EU sector support will assist the Government of Sindh towards improving its management and its service delivery in the education sector. The expected results of the technical assistance project are: i) With the required technical assistance the Government of Sindh approves a coherent Education Sector Policy and Plan; ii) With the required technical assistance the Government of Sindh implements a School Consolidation Plan, with quality and access indicators, and improves delivery; iii) With the required technical assistance, focusing on strategic capacity development, the Government of Sindh improves education service delivery in Sindh.

 

Financial Management Project Pakistan:2012-2013  - Poverty and Social Impact Analysis of Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) – UNDP
PSIA-EPI was a national level impact assessment exercise for Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI), Pakistan. In guidance from government’s policy and set targets the objectives of PSIA-EPI was to (1) analyze the overall impact (intended and unintended) of EPI on various groups of people (2) contribution of EPI towards poverty reduction (3) contribution of EPI in improvement of health outcomes (4) determine whether the current activities of EPI were on-track in achieving its desired targets, followed by recommendations

 

Financial Management Project Pakistan:2011- 2012  - Punjab Municipal Services Improvement Project – World Bank funded
The objective of the project is to improve the viability and effectiveness of urban services provided by the participating Tehsil Municipal Administrations (TMAs). The Institutional Development component is concerned with implementing a number of interventions including establishment of Performance Management System (PMS); Complaint Tracking System (CTS) and Computerized Financial Management System (CFMS), TMA Website Development; introduction of IT culture at TMA offices through provision of basic & advance computer trainings and provision of requisite hardware; Urban Planning and Development of GIS based service delivery maps. AbacusConsulting is assisting Punjab Municipal Development Fund Company in their financial management capacity building intervention of Punjab’s Tehsil Municipal Administrations to improve service delivery to the citizens.

 

Financial Management Project Pakistan:2011-onwards  - FATA Institutional Strengthening Program – USAID Funded
Under this project AbacusConsulting’s is building medium- to longer-term institutional capacity of the FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) Secretariat. It represents a multi-year effort focused on the goal of ensuring the institutional viability of the FATA Secretariat as a service-oriented government body capable of managing its myriad duties in a transparent and well-planned manner. The project focuses on Six Components namely, IT Support, PC-1 Automation, HR Support, Training and Systems Development, Communication and Monitoring & Evaluation.

 

Financial Management Project Afghanistan:2009-onwards  - Compensation and Benefits Survey, Etisalat Afghanistan, MTN Afghanistan, and TDC Afghanistan Ltd – Etisalat and MTN
AbacusConsulting was commissioned by the three leading telecom service providers in Afghanistan to conduct an in-depth study of Compensation and Benefits prevalent in Afghanistan. Abacus conducted a detailed job matching, analyzed each company’s relative standing in the marketplace and gave recommendations for aligning remuneration with the market. As an annual activity, five companies (i.e. Etisalat Afghanistan, MTN Afghanistan, TDC Afghanistan, Nokia-Siemens Networks Afghanistan, and FMFBA) have participated in 2010-11 Survey.

 

Financial Management Project Pakistan:2009-2012  - Punjab Resource Management Program (PRMP), Government of Punjab
PRMP is ADB loan and DFID financed comprehensive, medium-term policy reform program of Government of the Punjab. The program seeks to improve service delivery with particular emphasis on pro-poor sectors through structural reforms in systems and processes to manage public resources. Under this project Abacus Consulting has worked in consortium with Crown Agents and Oxford Policy Management. Abacus supported the Public Financial Management (PFM) component of the project where the focus was to improve budget preparation, execution and monitoring functions of the finance department.

 

Financial Management Project Pakistan:2002  - HR Function Review and Development, Kashf Foundation, Pakistan
This project provided Abacus Consulting an opportunity to help the organisation align their human capital management practices with their overall business strategy allowing maximisation of organisational potential to serve more of Pakistan’s poor people effectively. This was achieved by carrying out a high level organisation and HR diagnostics, followed by the development of Kashf's grading and compensation structure, a detailed Performance Management System and HR Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

Financial Management Project Pakistan:1993  - Financial Management Capacity Assessment, Family Planning Association of Pakistan
Working as a non-profit social welfare organisation, Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP) is an affiliated as full member to International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), London and working in accordance with policies of Government of Pakistan. Abacus Consulting was engaged by IFFP to undertake a detailed capacity assessment of FPAP with respect to financial management, compliance and information systems. The work also produced recommendations for institutional strengthening for upscale projects.