Projects Summary

Higher education in Afghanistan has had good achievements in the past two decades in terms of access, education quality, and management systems. Public and private universities played a strong role in expanding higher education throughout the country; however, the Covid-19 pandemic since 2020, recent political developments in 2021, and the weaker financial position of people resulted in the emergence of unprecedented challenges, particularly for students, teachers, and admin staff participation in higher education. Among other issues, access to up-to-date data on higher education is a key challenge for the development partners and stakeholders to extend their support to sustain the higher education service delivery.

TAGHEER has been contracted by UNESCO to undertake a situation analysis/enumeration exercise of Higher Education at national level and at all public and private universities across Afghanistan. The analysis will help understand access to and quality of higher education as well as needs and existing gaps. The analysis will further explore opportunities and challenges in order to facilitate information-driven programming by partners and stakeholders for higher education development in Afghanistan.

Serving a client for multiple assignments at a time is an indication of the client’s trust in the quality of your service.

We at TAGHEER cherish this moment with our team for their hard work to keep engaging our clients. TAGHEER is undertaking a #Baseline#assessment of the WAQAR project, which is a Livelihoods and Health / WASH Services improvement program for displaced people in Afghanistan.

This program is funded by #UNOPS and implemented by #CARE Afghanistan.

TAGHEER being part of a mid-term evaluation team in Afghanistan is reviewing the emergency response program run by the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) with the support of IFRC. The mid-term evaluation is reviewing the program relevance & appropriateness, efficiency & effectiveness, and sustainability & connectedness in 5 selected provinces; Kabul, Kandhar, Badhis, Takhar, and Nooristan. The field teams will meet with aid recipients, non-aid recipients, community elders, ARCS branch / provincial managers, ARCS volunteers, and the Governor’s office.

Sustainability is always a challenge in fragile economies and while responding to emergency situations. May I know if you have done this in the past and if you would like to share experiences?

Targeting 312,800 vulnerable people. This program is aimed at reducing #vulnerabilities for #returnees and #IDPs through the provision of essential services to local communities and protecting them against natural disasters; source to support rural livelihoods through strengthened social cohesion.

TAGHEER will work with CARE for the #baseline and needs #assessment of the target population using a cross-sectional methodology. The baseline will help understand i) socio-economics & contextual situation; ii) the needs of local people & access to essential services; iii) resilience capacities to coping with disasters & economic challenges; and iv) suggested adaptable solutions and good practices for running community-based livelihoods and economic activities for local people.

Please share your thoughts and insights, if you are doing something similar in conflict-affected areas. Any tools that you have used? Top 2 to 3 options to ensure #sustainability of such short projects?

A Japanese NGO supporting crisis-affected people in Kunar province to meet their food shortages and control the risk of the new coronavirus (“COVID-19”) by promoting prevention awareness and hygiene promotion.

Rapid Needs Assessment in regional zones and related provinces of Kabul, Bamyan, Mazar, Herat, Kandahar and Nangarhar to report on the current situation of women MSMEs affected by crisis, unemployment, poverty, and livelihood disruption resulting from intersectional vulnerabilities including the above.

TAGHEER is awarded by DAI / AVC-L to conduct a Karakul Census in 7 Northern provinces and collect information about Karakul count, feeding practices, health care, breeding and management as well as Karakul trading. This information will help DAI AVC-L and MAIL/DAILs achieve and implement effective actions for the Afghan Karakul Certification and their trade to the International market.

TAGHEER worked with Trilateral Research on a proof-of-concept to collect and share existing open data in Afghanistan about Health security, Political security, and Personal security. The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate and leverage data to inform understanding of the human security environment in Afghanistan at National, sub-national, and regional levels

A four day in-class training and exposure visit program was organized by TAGHEER for a group of 19 Kenya County officials at executive level.

TAGHEER is undertaking an assessment in Tier 1 and 2 provinces of Afghanistan to collect primary data to help answer questions on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan for a stronger understanding, so that public sector and humanitarian organisations in the UK and Europe can make better and informed decisions around the planning and delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians around financial assistance, jobs, food security, and health services.

An Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) funded project in partnership with Vitol foundation. The project aims to accelerate the future of 21st century science education for adolescent girls (Grade 9-12) in Afghanistan via establishing science clubs in 13 government schools in Baghlan province.

CARE is implementing a 5-years Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Program to make women economically & socially empowered. CARE contracted TAGHEER to carry out the baseline assessment of this project Kabul province to explore contextual information on gender norms, power dynamic, gender-based violence against women, and behaviors of male members in communities to validate the project theory of change and establish baseline value for the log frame indicators.

TAGHEER Mosbat is contracted by AKF to conduct a literature review of the available professional development content and assessment reports to develop short scripts from National curriculum on school administration, academic supervision, and pedagogy skills.

Oxfam in Afghanistan has commissioned TAGHEER Mosbat to conduct the final evaluation of its Strategic Partnership project – which supports the protection, relief, and recovery components of the Afghanistan National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security.

Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process (HoA-IP) and Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA): TAGHEER is contracted by The Asia Foundation to explore and understand the synergies between both cooperation initiatives and inform a policy level discussion within senior Government peers by understanding the commonalities and complementarities of the two Processes and to guide the Government approach towards a more robust regional economic and social integration.

Search for Common Ground (Search) is an international conflict transformation NGO Headquartered in Washington DC – USA contracted TAGHEER Mosbat to carry out the final evaluation of this 24-month program implemented in five provinces of Afghanistan

PARSA contracted TAGHEER for undertaking the third party monitoring (TPM) services for the Pilot phase to report on the pathways for returnees with specific needs and their transition plans for safely reintegrate in Afghanistan as a result of the psychosocial assistance and economic engagement tools provided by the program.

The Japan Platform “JPF” engaged TAGHEER Mosbat to evaluate the final evaluation of this project.

TAGHEER was contracted by DACAAR to conduct the mid-term evaluation of this livelihood improvement project to review the community resilience, capacity and livelihoods options having improved in Faryab.

A multi-country assignment funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by CARE was evaluated by TAGHEER Mosbat using the Outcome Harvesting study approach for data collection in field including household / beneficiary surveys, KIIs, IDIs, and stories of change.

Afghanistan: OXFAM awarded TAGHEER to conduct the mid-term evaluation of this project to assess the project intermediate and immediate outcome indicators as a result of the accomplished activities from May 2017 to Jan, 2020.

Japan platform (JFP) engaged TAGHEER Mosbat to monitor and verify the project log frame indicators and activities accomplished by their local partner and the quality of their work.

TAGHEER evaluated the sustainability of this project funded by USAID and implemented by Counterpart International to assess the created structures including the AICS and its achievements for the certification program and capacity building services offered by the project.

AKF-A engaged TAGHEER to conduct the final evaluation of this project.

The Japan Platform “JPF” engaged TAGHEER Mosbat to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of their portfolio, four completed projects, while three still ongoing.

TAGHEER supported DAI in identifying 3 professional trainers and 15 qualified translators for the USAID funded WIE translation training program in Kabul. This training program was for 280 hours (82 hours for theory and 198 hours to practice translation).

TAGHEER performed the baseline study for this project to provide a comprehensive picture of the learning and teaching environments in all 6 provinces and focused on the social and infrastructural factors that either support or hinder learning.

TAGHEER undertook the End of Project evaluation for activities included; a) Subrecipient grantee civic engagement and education (including their organizational development); b) Emerging Civil Society Leaders (ECSL) activities, and c) Parliamentary Technical Working Group (PTWG) advocacy and policymaking activities.

TAGHEER completed this training and placement project in 8 months and offered 120 hours training course on project monitoring and Data Management to 75 female jobseekers, employees, and entrepreneurs in Kabul.

End-line Evaluation for the Instruments Contributing to Stability and Peace Project: WVA contracted TAGHEER Mosbat Consultancy Services to undertake the End-line evaluation for this project.

TAGHEER translated 5 Export guides on Carpet industry, Saffron, Dry fruits & nuts, Fresh fruits & Vegetables, and Afghan Handicrafts.

TAGHEER undertook the assessment in a close consultation and collaboration with ASMO from initial stages through exchanging information, mapping of the currently functional companies, designing the assessment methodology and tools for the actual implementation of the assessment.

data translation and analysis assignment: Oxfam contracted TAGHEER to transcribe, translate and analyse the field data their field staff collected through a HH survey, Result Stories and FGDs for the project “Amplify Change”, which was to Support Women’s Rights in Afghanistan.

TAGHEER conducted 80 Focus Group Discussions to contribute to a Non-formal education sub-sector analysis for UNESCO to help them finetune the Ministry of Education strategic plan for non-formal education in Afghanistan.

in the 12 target provinces under the TAALIM program implemented by a Consortia comprised of  Danish Refugee Council (DRC), AKF, Mercy Corps, DACAAR.

to strengthen and broaden their understanding of the SME sector in Afghanistan.