Sindh is Pakistan’s second largest province in population and economic output. Despite Sindh’s economic progress, however, education indicators remain low. According to data from the Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement (PLSM) 2014-2015, the overall literacy rate in Sindh is 56%, while the male and female literacy rates are 67% and 43%, respectively. The Community Mobilization Program (CMP) supports the Government of Sindh’s education reform and USAID’s Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP). CMP specifically focuses on 400 targeted schools by increasing community and private-sector involvement in education reform activities, improving child nutrition and supporting community and district government coordination for increased girls’ enrollment.
The Sindh Community Mobilization Program works with communities to increase opportunities for girls to continue education beyond primary school. This program aims to increase enrollment of adolescent girls, promote women’s voices within their communities, and improve children’s health and hygiene through awareness campaigns and training programs.
The MSP’s centerpiece is the Jacobabad Municipal Project, which works to improve water, sanitation and solid waste infrastructure. The MSP is expected to deliver clean drinking water to more than 250,000 people.
It’s activities include:
• Improve basic service delivery to achieve greater transparency and accountability
• Assist provincial governments in urban policy formulation program design, and implementation
• Upgrade provincial information systems supporting planning, operations, and monitoring and evaluation
• Deepen the capacities of local government administration