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Review of 09 Dispute Resolution Councils in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
By: SDPI
Partner: UNDP
Locale: Pakistan

Duration: November 2017 to February 2018

Team Members:Vaqar Ahmed, Rabia Manzoor, Abbas Murtaza Makken and Syed Shujaat Ahmed

Program/Project Brief:

This study aims to conduct evaluation and effectiveness of DRCs. It will also review cases resolved by the district DRCs during 2016-17 in 9 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by seeking answer to following questions about performance, role and functions of DRCs by reviewing case to case situation. Further this study will also evaluate the performance of dispute resolution councils (DRCs) in 9 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) by also including the standard of cases which are resolved by DRCs for compliance with ADR standards, constitution, national and provincial laws.

Objectives:

SDPI is currently conducting a study with brief understanding of the concept of dispute resolution councils. This study will aim to evaluate the performance, role and function of DRCs in 9 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by reviewing cases resolved by the DRCs in 09 districts.

Concept:
This study aims to evaluate the performance of dispute resolution councils (DRCs) in 9 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This evaluation will include review of the cases resolved by DRCs for compliance with ADR standards, constitution, national and provincial laws. There are different programmes which were initiated in Pakistan for strengthening the mechanism of dispute resolution over the years which have showed promising outcome in the form of informal justice mechanisms by providing fair and effective services.
The study thus aims to conduct evaluation and review cases resolved by the district DRCs during 1st January 2016 to 30th August 2017 in the target districts. The target districts include Chitral, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Swat, Buner, Shangla, D.I.Khan, Kohat and Bannu. The evaluation includes views and opinions of users of the DRCs with special focus on women. Women should be interviewed both as users and as providers of the DRCs services.
Activities:
  • To evaluate the performance, role and functions of DRCs in 9 districts of KP
  • To review cases resolved by the DRCs in target districts
  • To provide the practical recommendations to improve SRLP program
Work/activities accomplished:
  • Focus group discussion in Kohat, Bannu and D.I. Khan conducted.
  • Key Informant Interviews conducted in Kohat, Bannu, and D.I.Khan.
  • Data collected from Kohat, Bannu, and D.I.Khan.

For More Information, Contact the Following Person:


Mahmood A. Khwaja