The power of M & E to bring about transformational change; The SRSP Story, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Sarhad Rural Support Programme Monitoring and Evaluation system is acknowledged and highlighted in recently published guide; Managing for Sustainable Development Impact (M4SDI) by Wageningen Center for Development Innovation, Netherlands. The guide, endorsed by Michael Quinn Patton, Patricia Rogers, Zenda Ofir and Oscar A. Garcia, incorporates insights and feedback of over 800 leading M & E practitioners from all around the world. The guide highlights SRSP efforts to use M4DSI approach in diverse setting and across sectors to transform the organization besides serving rural communities in most harsh and fragile environments.
The representatives of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government and UNDP stressed the need for adopting innovative ways to address the issues of unemployment and lack of livelihood opportunities in the merged districts. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister of Finance and Planning Taimur Jhagra and resident representative of UNDP Ignacio Artaza were speaking at a ceremony to inaugurate vocational training for 500 youth from the merged districts of Khyber, North and South Waziristan. The train ing is being organized at the Human Resource Centre of the Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) in Hayatabad. The six-month training is being funded by the USAID through UNDP in a project being implemented by the SRSP in the three districts. The youth are being imparted training in different trades including solar panel, auto mechanic, motorcycle, refrigeration and air-condition repairing. The trainings are certified by the City and Guild London.