Assessment and Strengthening Program (ASP)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded SEDC’s ASP at LUMS. ASP-LUMS was a 5-year long training program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It was designed to bring the management of Pakistani civil society and government organizations to a higher level of management excellence, accountability, and transparency. Over 3,000 managers and executives from government and civil society organizations from across Pakistan were trained in areas including monitoring and evaluation, fiscal decentralization, and leadership and cultural change, and many more. An Internship Fair and several conferences that included a Research Dissemination Conference, and a Learning and Experience Sharing Conference were also organized and conducted through SEDC effort. The aim of these collective events was to build the institutional capacity of local organizations, which would enable efficient and responsible mechanisms in civil society and social organizations.