CIET has worked in collaboration with district, provincial and national governments and other groups in Pakistan since 1995 to build capacity for evidence-based planning and to strengthen national governance systems.
Projects in Pakistan include:
- A multi-cycle study from 1996 to 1999 in three provinces and one district on issues related to children, entitled Community voice in planning
- A smaller study that developed and tested a set of evidence-led communication tools
- A pilot study in the city of Karachi in 2001-02 on access to justice for women
- The nationwide social audit of abuse against women from 2001 to 2004
- A national social audit on governance and devolution, piloted in 2001 and planned to continue until 2009
- A 2004 study about enrolment of children 5-9 years of age in religious schools (madaris).
- A focus district scheme for evidence-based planning in selected districts covered by the national social audit, also planned to continue until 2009
- A special eight-week course on evidence-based planning conducted in 2005
- A study of household cost-benefit decisions about immunisation, 2005-2009.