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Astonishing Places You Wouldn’t Believe Are In Pakistan
Pakistan, home to a population of almost 200 million people, rich in culture and exotic places for tourism has faded under the dark clouds of terrorism and other mind-numbing concerns. However, let’s for once not highlight our slip-ups and focus on the brighter side of things. These exotic destinations will make you want to pack your bags and leave immediately.
In the history of Gilgit-Baltistan, there have been some historical events and transformational incidents that have had far-reaching impacts on the socio-economic development of Gilgit-Baltistan. These include war of independence against Dogra Raj in 1947, advent of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in 1946, abolishment of State Subject Rule and principalities by introducing the regular civil administrative structure in GB in 1974 and construction of mighty Karakoram Highway (KKH) in 1978. Similarly in 1994, the PPP led federal government introduced Legal Framework Order giving GB limited authority over local affairs through an elected body. In 2009, the PPP led federal government promulgated an empowerment order that gave the region its distinct identity as Gilgit-Baltistan with a Governor and Chief Minister, making it seems like Pakistan’s fifth province.
Before 1978 Gilgit-Baltistan was cut off from the rest of the world and Pakistan due to harsh terrain and lack of accessible r…
Lately Alif Ailaan and ASER Pakistan have released their reports
District Education Rankings 2016andAnnual Status of Education Report-2015respectively.
Both of these reports were showing nationwide educational attainments in terms
of learning outcomes, enrollment, school infrastructure and facilities among
other indicators. In this regard, I have already assessed the ASER Report-2015
and published my findings with respect to the ground realities incomparative
analysis of education in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Pakistan.
The crux of both the reports is that, overall performing of GB is over and above
the national average in terms of net enrollment, retention and learning
outcomes in language and numeracy. However, the school infrastructure score
remains deplorable, with more than 50% of the schools failing to provide basic
facilities to students in GB. District Hunza-Nagar and Ghizer are on top of the
list in terms of Primary schools as % of total schools at national level. In
Developmental results are measurable changes in knowledge, skills, motivation, behavior, decision making, practices, policies, social action, social, economic and environmental conditions that derive from a cause-and-effect relationship. There are three types of such changes (intended or unintended, positive or negative and direct & indirect) that can be set in motion by a development intervention – outputs, outcomes and impacts.
To show the developmental results we are using different knowledge tools and techniques in international development and humanitarian sector. Case Studies, Success Stories, Lesson Learnt and Best Practices are prominent amoung them.
In today's blog i would love to write about Success Stories. So that you will better be able to show your developmental results in your targeted areas in the wider interest of your own organization, targeted communities, partners and donor agencies. What is a Success Story?
A success story shows an organization or indi…