A report based on monitoring of 109 dispensaries in 77 districts across Pakistan

A report based on monitoring of 109 dispensaries in 77 districts across Pakistan

A dispensary is the basic unit in the state-run primary healthcare service delivery system. However, this building block of primary healthcare is tainted by poor infrastructure, lack of basic facilities, unavailability of medicines, absence of doctors and female staff and weak oversight, warranting immediate governmental attention. During July 2010, FAFEN’s Governance Monitors visited 109 dispensaries…

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National Assembly Elections in Pakistan 1970- 2008: Compendium of Election Related Facts

National Assembly Elections in Pakistan 1970- 2008: Compendium of Election Related Facts

The failure of the military’s experiments with democracy led the country back to accept the golden principles of democracy. The ruling elite acknowledged that it can no longer deny the people the right to directly elect a government through adult franchise. General elections 1970 were the embodiment of this realization. The country had been derailed from this path more than once…

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A Report based on monitoring of 107 Hospitals across Pakistan

A Report based on monitoring of 107 Hospitals across Pakistan

Hospitals at the backbone of state-run healthcare infrastructure, but the lack of doctors and nurses, patients’ dissatisfaction about the services and attitude of hospital staff, and poor infrastructure and sanitation at some hospitals warrant prompt governmental interventions to put this public sector healthcare system back on track. While 96% of sanctioned doctors’ posts at District…

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A Survey of 133 Government Girls Primary Schools in Pakistan

A Survey of 133 Government Girls Primary Schools in Pakistan

The government is spending an average of Rs 1,670 per year for each girl enrolled in primary schools nationwide, based on budgetary data provided to FAFEN Governance Monitors in May 2010. The FAFEN Education Institution Monitor concludes that an inadequate number of teaching posts have been sanctioned for girls primary schools, especially in Punjab, Khyber…

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A Survey of retail outlets in 142 towns of 90 districts in Pakistan

A Survey of retail outlets in 142 towns of 90 districts in Pakistan

During the month of May 2010, FAFEN Governance Monitors collected prices of 69 commodities and services at retail outlets in 142 National Assembly Constituencies in 90 districts in the four provinces, FATA and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). Consumers in parts of the country faced quite high increases in the prices of a few food items…

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A Survey of 106 Boys Colleges in Pakistan

A Survey of 106 Boys Colleges in Pakistan

More than one-third of lecturers posts are vacant in degree colleges for boys monitored nationwide during the month of April 2010. In almost 20 percent of monitored boys colleges across the country, only half or fewer of hired lecturers were present on the day FAFEN conducted its assessment. ‘FAFEN Education Institution Monitor’ is based on…

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