Project Description: MSI contracted VTT Global to conduct in-depth research analysis and study in order to achieve the following objectives:
a) identify new opportunities for a more in-depth and broader approach to Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) and USAID/Pakistan assistance programming in South Punjab;
(b) understand the extent to which the government can partner with USAID/Pakistan on such interventions to enable scale and sustainability;
(c) develop a better understanding of the actions and strategies that the government is taking to implement the National Action Plan (NAP) so that supporting activities may be designed.
The study will be conducted simultaneously in 4 districts in Southern Punjab – Bahawalpur, Multan, Lodhran, Muzaffargarh; and Islamabad and Lahore.
VTT’s researchers first conducted desk-based research to address the assignment’s fundamental questions. This project included reviewing relevant news, online journals, publications, reports, and other media to answer the research questions. The secondary review report contained a synthesis of all the information analyzed during the research phase