During October–December 2011, SDPI developed a UNHCR Programme documentation for integrated solution strategy for Afghan Refugees in Support of Volrep, Sustainable Reintegration, and Assistance to Host Countries. The core values of the programme addressed the issue of vulnerability among both Afghan and Pakistani populations with special attention to women and children. It examined the negative and positive socio-economic impact of the Afghan refugee population on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly NWFP) and Balochistan, and vice versa. The Management and Repatriation Strategy of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan contemplated an assertive plan to manage Afghans in Pakistan. The UNHCR programme documentation was meant for stakeholders’ conference and was categorized into two main components in which first was the Mainstreaming Component with four broad areas of concern, i.e. Protection and Durable Solution, Health, Education and Urban development while the second was RAHA Programme Component covering the health, education, agriculture and environment, livelihood and environment, water and sanitation, and community services including gender issues.
The main objective of the programme under the stakeholders’ conference was to improve the quality of life of all the Afghan refugees settled in Pakistan. The areas targeted for improvement were: health, education, water, sanitation, environment and livelihood, agriculture and community services. Results framework had also been composed to gauge the efficacy of the programmes against specific and spelt out deliverables.