Strengthening Democracy

strengthening-democracy

By practicing the principle of consultation, consensus, and cooperation, Baanhn Beli promotes internal democracy within its own structure and membership. Externally, whether working with village communities inside Tharparkar or working in the urbanized areas of Mirpurkhas and Karachi, through a variety of methods that include Constituency Relations Groups (CRGs), whether facilitating village women to obtain their National Identity Cards and become registered voters for the first time or serving as Election Observer in hotly-contested elections in Karachi, working with FAFEN or with others, Baanhn Beli helps give tangible, visible expression to the concept of democracy.

Supporting Transparency, Accountability and Electoral Processes in Pakistan- STAEP
Phase-1 2009-2013-Extended Phase January June 2014

STAEP programme is designed to contribute to the goal of ensuring more effective, transparent and accountable governance that addresses the critical challenges facing Pakistan today. The purpose of the programme is to ensure democratic processes in Pakistan are more open, inclusive, efficient and accountable to citizens. The programme has three outputs:

  • Output -1 Citizens’ groups monitor performance of elected representatives and public institutions and raise demands which are increasingly met
  • Output 2: Elections are better managed and more inclusive and peaceful, and political parties are better organised and more responsive to citizens.
  • Output 3: Increased capacity of FAFEN organizations and associates to monitor

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Increase women specially minority participation in electoral process representation on local elected bodies, Civic and voter education, election observation.

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Citizens Assembly: Public forums for Immediate Local Government Elections and Public Debate on Sindh local Govt. Bill:

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Performance Summary
Organization Name: Baanhn Beli

Reporting Period: August 2009-September 2013
Districts :- Tharparkar, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas , Karachi east, Malir, west

Description of activity

Progress for year August 01, 2009 to September 30, 2013

Membership/ participation (Overall)

Male

Female

Transgender

Total

Output 1: Citizens’ groups monitor performance of elected representatives and public institutions and raise demands which are increasingly met
Indicator 1.1: Demands raised by citizens in advocacy and oversight meetings (CRGS) and direct engagement with elected and public officials
CRG Related progress:
No. of functional citizen groups (CRG)

9

171

85

4

265

Total CRG events: (public and private meetings)

No. of CRG public meetings

1296

274

1022

1296

Participation in public meetings

1576

425

1141

1576

No. of CRG private meetings

( 1444) 203 CRG +1241youth & rep CSOs

1202

242

1444

Participation in private meetings

160

140

20

160

No of CRG monthly Meetings

307

3506

1203

4

4709

Community Meetings

938

10582

9798

20380

DGG activities
Composition of DGG members

5

3

2

5

No. of DGG meetings

26

3

2

5

Total No. of Right To Information (RTI)
Total No. of RTI filed

60

57

3

60

Workshop about awareness of RTI

17

198

140

338

RTI successfully Meet

60

45

15

60

Total Governance Monitoring (GM) visits
Elected and Public Institutions Monitoring    (2009-2010)

25

Public institution Responsiveness Monitoring (2009-2010)

40

CNIC Registration Check (2009-2010)

25

Community Perception Gauge (2009-2010)

16

Violation incidents monitoring Pever (2009-2010

14

No. of visit for Health institution monitor

356

25

5

35

No. of visits for Education institution monitor

306

30

7

37

No. of visits for Retail price monitor

357

10

10

No. of visits for district crime statistics monitor

155

5

5

No. of visits for health scan monitor

156

5

5

No. of visits police station monitor

127

4

4

Workshop about awareness about Governess Monitoring

14

169

72

241

Total No. of demands raised (through CRG,DDG & GM)

Description of activity

Progress for year August 01, 2009 to September 30, 2013

Membership / participation (Overall)

Male

Female

Transgender

Total

No. of demands raised –

535

5275

3062

30

8367

No. of demands raised – Service delivery

343

3673

1958

4

5635

No. of demands raised – Process delivery

132

1557

1089

2

2672

No. of demands raised – Information

60

45

15

60

No. of advocacy briefs developed

Indicator 1.2: Number of citizens’ identified constituency issues raised by elected representatives in the National and Provincial assemblies

Indicator 1.3: Number of public demands for better services and outputs met by elected and public institutions during their interactions with citizens

No. of demands met by Elected Representatives

­ –

No. of demands met by Public Officials

75

No. of demands met – Service delivery

45

No. of demands met – Process delivery

30

No. of demands met – Information

60

45

15

60

No. of RTI successfully met

15

15

15

Output 2: Elections are better managed and more inclusive and peaceful, and political parties are more responsive to citizens

Indicator 2.2: Total number of male and female CNIC registration supported by STAEP

No. of mobilization campaigns conducted to mobilize citizens for CNIC

815

8114

12266

20380

Total No. of CNIC registered

8611

2153

6458

8611

Total number of vote register

5000

1824

3388

5212

Indicator 2.3 : National level agreement on code of conduct between political parties and Number of constituency level agreements by contesting
candidates on observing Code of Conduct

No of display Centres observed during (voter list
audit display period

499

499-

Candidate Forum Organized

8

900

81

981

mobilized trained and accredited observers on the
Election Day

1148

1169

279

1148

polling stations observed election 2013

422

No of seminar debate on need of Local
Government; System /campaign on LGS

3

87

35

122

No of   debate on Sindh Local Government Bill 2013

9

308

50

358

Indicator 2.5: Number of female citizens voting in zero turn-out polling areas during By – and General Elections

Output 5: Increased capacity of FAFEN organizations and associates to monitor governance issues, manage systems and accounts, access new funding, and improve their credibility

No. of CRG trainings

32

352

179

4

535

No. of DGG trainings

4

3

2

5

No. of trainings for STAEP staff

7

15

10

25

No of review and planning meeting of STEAP Staff

6

15

10

25

Baanhn Beli- Summary of Achievements: January – June 2014

Field Staff Trainings

S NO

Training planed for fled staff

Training conducted

Participation

TOTALL dc and SMCs trained

Male

Female

1

3

3

9

4

13

District Governance groups (DGG) Formation

S NO

DGG groups formation
and functional Target

Achievement

Participation

Field staff DCs &
SMCs were  trained

Male

Female

5

5

64

19

83

DGG training s target & Achievements

S NO

Training planed for DGG

Training conducted

Participation

All   DGG members were participated

Male

Female

5

5

64

19

83

District Governance Advocacy Target & achievements

S.NO

District

Governance issues identified

Achievements

Governance demands to be raised

Achievements

Governance demands to be met

Achievements

Public advocacy & mobilization meeting

1

Mirpurkhas

11

11

11

11

3

3

29

2

Umerkot

9

9

9

9

3

2

38

3

Tharparkar

3

7

7

7

3

3

30

4

Karachi east

26

19

13

13

3

2

15

5

Karachi Malir

11

16

13

13

3

4

44

CNIC Registration Target and Achievement Target 788 Achievements – 810 January – June 2014

S.NO

Districts

Advocacy Meetings
with NADRA Target

Achievements

Target of Female CNIC

Target of male CNIC

Total target

Achievement Female CNIC

achievements CNIC male

Total achievement

1

Mirpurkhas

6

2

135

90

225

115

105

220

2

Umerkot

6

6

102

67

169

159

65

224

3

Tharparkar

6

5

102

67

169

82

91

173

4

Karachi East

Not Included in CNIC Districts
east Already rich in CNIC

5

Karachi Malir

6

11

135

90

225

121

72

193

24

24

474

314

788

477

333

810

Summary of Achievements: Social Mobilization January – June 2014
Social Mobilizations Component Summary (Details are given in Output-2)

Focus Group Discussion (FGD’s) to Identify Potential Candidates in Eight target Talukas/Constituencies

No of FGDs
Activities Planed

No. of FGD
Conducted & reported

No  of FGD’S Conducted
with  marginalized groups

Total

Participation

Women

Peasants
30

Minority
22

Male

Female

Total

80

79

27

79

800

343

1143

Candidates Mobilization Meetings

No of Community Mobilization
Meetings Planed

No. of Social Mobilization
meetings Conducted and reported on FOPT

Participation in candidates
Mobilization Meetings

Women

Peasants

Minority

Total

73

63

92

113

107

312

Minority Candidate Identified mobilized and Trained for upcoming Local Govt Election (women, peasant, minority)

No of Candidate Trainings Planed

No. of Candidates Trainings
Conducted and reported

Participation in candidate Trainings

Total minority candidates
Identified  mobilized & trained

Women

Peasants

Minority

General Seat

08

08

62

78

64

87

291

Advocacy & Social Mobilization
Meetings to conduct early LG
Election

No of Mobilization
Meetings  Plan on  FOPT

No. of Social Mobilization
meetings Conducted and
reported on FOPT

Participation in  Mobilization Meeting

Total

Male

Female

189

180

4039

985

5024

Conventions to support early Local Government Election campaign

No of Conventions/
Public forums  Planed on  FOPT

No. of Conventions /
Public Forums Conducted and reported

Participation in  Conventions/ Public Forms

Total

Male

Female

05

05

381

156

537

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