Sindh Study

Teaching and Learning English in Sindh Schools

The study gathers information from four districts of Sindh: Karachi, Sukkur, Jamshoro and Khairpur and examines whether the prevailing linguistic, pedagogical and administrative conditions in public schools provide space for the teaching of English as a subject at the primary level and a possible transition towards adopting English as the MoI. Grade 8 has been made the subject of study in order to review proficiency and language use by students and teachers at the final stage of middle school.

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Education Monitor: Reviewing the quality of key education inputs in Pakistan

The objective of the Education Monitor is to document and highlight contributions that are being made by the government and donors on the input side in the different provinces and areas of the country with a focus on implications, in an equity context, for the quality of public sector education. It also seeks to investigate the reasons for continued low-level outputs and results. The publication highlights that scratching the surface will not suffice, thus it goes deeper to understand the processes at play and how these policies are actualized in practice to provide a keener analysis of what is working and what is not.

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Improving Education through Large-Scale Testing?

The findings and recommendations highlight the key aspects of the PEC examination as well as its broader systemic implications. This study also offers useful insights into the broader issue of large-scale assessment and we hope it will contribute to a more informed discussion on the critical issues pertaining to testing and examinations, within and among the provinces.

What Works & Why

This CQE brief summarizes the findings of detailed case studies of 43 schools across Pakistan. It aims at investigating elements that account for school success at a time when the education system is generally in a state of crisis. The study covers a broad spectrum of schools by including government unassisted schools, government assisted schools through various programs, stand-alone private schools and the schools that are part of a system to analyze what works and why.

Pakistan Education Budget Analysis 2009-10

The analysis in this report concentrates on education budgets of the Federal and all provincial governments for three fiscal years – 2007-08 to 2009-10. It has a two-dimensional focus. First, at the stage of resource allocation as an outcome of the budgeting process and financial planning mechanisms and then at the stage of resource utilization as an outcome of the planning process and capacity to undertake expenditures/utilizations.

Situation Analysis of Gender Disparities in Primary & Middle Education in the Punjab


Established in 1982 by a group of concerned citizens and academics, the Society for Advancement of Education (SAHE) was one of the first nonprofit organizations to focus on access to quality education in Pakistan. Over the past 30 years, its role and activities have evolved to include an emphasis on research-based advocacy, outreach to communities as well as the provision of an alternate forum for learning and thinking about education reform… Continue

“SAHE also works through the Campaign for Quality Education (CQE),a network of individuals and organizations that conduct collaborative research and evidence based advocacy to influence educational reform on key issues in education.”

  • Civil Society appreciates formation of Punjab HEC
  • Misjudging universities
  • EU to help Punjab in skill development
  • Education for all: E-9 countries urged to raise education spending to six per cent of GDP
  • 'Punjab reserves Rs two billion to achieve MDGs target'
  • Balochistan education programme implemented
  • Big budget, small results: K-P govt seemingly unable to enroll children into schools.
  • Higher education: Punjab HEC plan faces strong opposition from academics.
  • Social activists protest against 55,000 ghost teachers.
  • Sindh govt to set up Rs5 billion endowment fund for SEF.
  • Salaries eat up 90 percent of education budget.
  • WB highlights factors behind teachers’ inferior performance.
  • Teachers Hold the Key to Student Learning: Pakistan Education Sector Review
  • Need for 4 Million Teachers Worldwide to achieve Global Primary Education Standar.
  • Punjab Assembly adopts Free Education Bill 2014.

SAHE was established more than 25 years ago. Over the years the nature of SAHE’s work has grown and expanded to cover a wide range of issues in education addressed through a variety of different initiatives.

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