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About Neef

NEEF is an independent premier national organization in the realm of capacity building that follows international best practices and is recognized for its credibility and effectiveness in delivering optimized solutions.

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Trained Staff

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Why NEEF?

Because we are the smart solution! Since 2006, NEEF has made its name in the market as a dynamic organization providing optimized solutions and innovative strategic outlook. Our dedication and staunchness to achieve excellence has made us a trusted name in the market where we make sure that we deliver on valuable standards. What makes us exclusive is our unique balance of experienced professionals, strong portfolio of successful projects, our dedication in delivering on quality and our aim to maintain durable ties with our clients and partners. We make sure that this unique balance helps us move forward in the right direction with strength and forte.

NEEF has served to clients including Federal Ministry of Information Technology, Department of Curriculum and Teacher’s Education(KP), Adam Smith International, McKenzie Pakistan, Printing Corporation of Pakistan, Elementary Education Department(KP), Pakistan Railways, Printing Corporation of Pakistan, MIMOS Berhad(Malaysia), Education Fund for Sindh, Punjab Education Foundation, PSEB, Sindh Education Foundation, Population Council, FBISE and Ignite Fund to name a few. Some of our major assignments to date are formation of National ICT R&D Fund, National ICT Outreach Program, Prime Minister NICT Scholarship Program(2007-2014), TOT and FTP programs for MoITT under national capacity building initiative(2006-2014), Elementary Education Evaluation and Benchmarking in KP, Benchmarking and rating of FBISE affiliated schools network, Media Evaluation for POP Council, Early Grade Assessment Systems for EFS, Elementary Education Evaluation Design and Delivery in Punjab, Training programs for PTCL, BD International, NUCES, SAFRON and Ministry of Commerce and in depth market surveys for PSEB and NICT R&D Fund. Read More…

We are well-equipped with a robust and well- developed structure, to provide services across all provinces of the country, including FATA, Gilgit- Baltistan and AJK. We have 40 Zonal Managers, 151 District Coordinators, 600 Field Trainers, 50 Master Trainers, and more than 20,000 trained and qualified Field Staff spread across Pakistan. NEEF has the capacity to provide services at more than 3,500 locations simultaneously across the country.

Our panel comprises of top scientific, technical and financial brains of Pakistan having rich academic and corporate experience to provide a variety of services. We can safely assert the strongest reservoir of intellect that can compete on any level world-wide.

Team members at NEEF have strong command and rich exposure to their respective fields, which enables NEEF to excel among other organizations providing services, specifically within the domains of capacity building, educational interventions, social harmony, peacebuilding, entrepreneurial ecosystem and resource optimization.

Our Creative Team

The COA is comprised of experienced professionals and academicians from from both private and public sector enterprises. It is an informal board with a specific mandate to guide NEEF in policy formulation, strategic outlook and future planning. All members of COA, at any time are required to have at least 10 years of experience in their given fields.

SOE is the core working force at NEEF. This comprises of the team of experts that guide, direct and operationalise all the functional activities of the organisation. The seasoned team belonged to a diverse pool of disciplines such as finance, project management, capacity building, operation management, human resource management and information systems to name a few. SOE members have the best of qualifications in their filed and years of experience. All of the SOE members have a proven track record and in one capacity or the other, they remained associated with the projects that NEEF has successfully completed.

NOF comprises of young, vibrant and talented managers, communication officers, IT professionals, filed force controllers and coordination specialists. This is the middle management tier of the organisation that acts as the binding force and work engine. NOF has outreach in more than 70 districts across country and is the largest network of facilitators available to any institution in the realm of capacity building.

What we Offer

NEEF operates in multiple domains with a unique approach and synergic perspective. Our services cover a wide array, yet we remain focused on following our vision of creating an egalitarian knowledge based society and economy.

Clients

Strategic Alliances

One of our biggest strengths is our strong ties with our partners which has been of significant importance to NEEF is establishing a strong foothold in the market. We are lucky to have on board some of the top educational institutes and R&D firms which help NEEF seek a vibrant approach towards its projects and maintain strong grounds in the industry.

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Education Innovation

We at NEEF believe that the education standards need to be raised across the country for better economic growth in the country. We aim to integrate innovative and effective ideas in the Education System with cutting edge technology to ensure merit and transparency.

NEEF believes that the existing Education System not only needs new ideas and inventions that shatter the performance expectations of today's status quo; to make a meaningful impact, these new solutions must also "scale", that is grow large enough, to serve millions of students and teachers.  NEEF has taken first steps to this ideology in form of a Degree Review Examination that shall ensure transparency and equal opportunity.

Curriculum Development

NEEF has built, through a decade of experience in the Education Sector, a sound understanding of education and the needs of the education system in Pakistan. We have various consultants with experience in curriculum development, academic development and planning, who provide us with the requisite expertise to develop innovative solutions that address the gaps in the current education system of the country.

Assessment Solutions

Assessment Solutions are where the integration of our expertise in Education and Assessment comes in. Our unique blend of IT and assessment conduction expertise helps us develop ground breaking solutions that enable assessment conduction as well as analysis. For this purpose we have worked on developing systems that govern generation of assessments that have randomized items, yet conform to quality standards and the requirements of the assessment generator. We are also working on enabling distance-based marking of assessments through IT solutions.

Policy frameworks

Our work in consulting and providing various services to various public and private sector organizations gives us unparalleled insight in to the needs of the current national education system. We therefore produce policy frameworks that address these needs through great research and translation of international best practices. Our policy frameworks include the development of a national ICT R&D fund to promote R&D in ICT, the establishment of robotics labs in schools across the country, and the development of high-school children through focused cognitive, personality and key skills development programs.

Training & Development

With a firm resolve to lead the avenue of developing business solutions, NEEF offers a wide array of fully customized and objective driven trainings for organizations all across Pakistan. For this purpose, NEEF has a diverse team of trainers who have extensive industry and academic experience and exposure.

NEEF stands out among its competitors owing to the talented professional trainers we have on our panel who come from different sectors of the market. Hence, NEEF secures an advantage because of its ability to provide training in almost all sectors of the market, covering all aspects that are a required for smooth running of the organization. With its unique mix of technology and management expertise, NEEF has the capability to provide the optimal training solutions.

Field Research

A major area in which our organization has key competencies is carrying out field research assignments. Our large number of field staff, combined with our expertise in developing sound and valid research techniques, make us the best fit for any organization looking to carry out statistically valid research.

Our services in this area include:

Impact Assessment Studies

Our Impact Assessment Studies are formal, evidence-based procedures that assess the economic, social, and environmental effects of public policy. We provide include policy impact assessment (policy level), strategic environmental assessment (program and plan level), and environmental impact assessment (project level). Impact assessments can focus on specific themes, such as social impact assessments and gender impact assessments.

Our Impact Assessment Studies can potentially improve legislation by:

  1. Informing policy makers about potential economic, social, and environmental ramifications
  2. Improving transparency so that contributions to sustainability and "better regulation" are disclosed and special interest lobbying is discouraged
  3. Increasing public participation in order to reflect a range of considerations, thereby improving the legitimacy of policies
  4. Clarifying how public policy helps achieve its goals and priorities through policy indicators
  5. Contributing to continuous learning in policy development by identifying causalities that inform ex-post review of policies

Baseline Study

The purpose of a baseline study is to provide an information base against which to monitor and assess an activity’s progress and effectiveness during implementation and after the activity is completed.

Our baseline studies are closely linked with the activity monitoring plan so that the data collected can be replicated if necessary during on-going activity monitoring, for any mid-term review, when the activity is being assessed for the activity completion report and for any subsequent evaluations. We provide the information required to assess the quality of the activity implementation and measure the development results.

Field Survey

In addition to the above studies, we provide our clients with the ability to utilize our nation-wide operational capability, as well as our expertise in survey conduction, to carry out any and all types of field surveys. Our field staff is experienced in the modalities of primary research, and is available across Pakistan to serve our client’s needs. Our panel of statistical experts ensures that all surveys carried out by NEEF are statistically valid, and ensure that our research quality is always of the highest standard.

Assessment & Evaluation

Our test and assessments are based on highest standards of quality and fairness hence, making NEEF one of the top testing foundations in the country. We offer multiple testing services, objective as well as subjective at multiple levels to facilitate learning, and we make sure that our tests remain unparalleled in terms of eminence, objectivity and impartiality.

NEEF has been in the Testing and Assessment industry for more than a decade and during that time, it has been able to successfully conduct various tests and assessments for countless organizations. NEEF has the capacity to administer tests nation-wide. This service is available to our clients who prefer designing their own tests. NEEF extends its conduction facility from paper printing to the entire test conduction process till the announcement of results. Our testing service varies across different dimensions e.g. we provide Paper Based, Computer Based, Online Based as well as  Single Purpose tests.
Portfolio of Tests

Generalized Tests

NEEF offers various generalized tests at undergraduate and well as postgraduate level. Some of the tests NEEF conducts are:

Customized Recruitment Tests

NEEF also offers customized tests for its clientele and facilitates the selection process of fresh inductees. This is one area which is critical to all organizations. Fresh intake into an organization is taken with utmost care. Applicants have to be carefully scrutinized to ensure academic proficiency coupled with the right mindset to suit the norms of a particular organization. NEEF is alive to the sensitivity of this task and provides its recruitment expertise to facilitate the process.

In addition to General Recruitment, NEEF also offers customized services in Promotional Review of employees. Following two tests are available in this cadre:

 

Capacity Building

NEEF offers development that focuses on understanding the obstacles that inhibit societies, organizations and Government Sector from realizing their development goals while enhancing the abilities that will allow them to achieve measurable and sustainable results.

The Capacity Building Framework defines capacity in seven essential elements:

Aspirations

A project’s mission, vision, and overarching goals, which collectively articulate its common sense of purpose and direction

  1. What a project wants to achieve in the long run
  2. What kind of capacity building does a project exist for

Strategy

The coherent set of actions and programs aimed at fulfilling the project’s overarching goals, including:

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Organizational Planning

Organizational

The sum of the sector’s capabilities, including such things (among others) as performance measurement, planning, resource management, and external relationship building, such as:

  1. Resource Development
  2. Program Design & Development
  3. Strategic Relationships

Human Resources

The collective capabilities, experiences, potential and commitment of the sectors human resources, management team, staff, and volunteers, which contain:

  1. Facility Planning
  2. Volunteer Development
  3. Human Resource Management

Systems & Infrastructures

The project’s planning, decision making, knowledge management, and administrative systems, as well as the physical and technological assets that support the organization, include:

  1. Program Design & Development
  2. Outcomes Measurement
  3. Program Analysis & Evaluation

Organizational Structure

The combination of governance, organizational design, inter-functional coordination, and individual job descriptions that shapes the organization’s legal and management structure, which includes:

  1. Leadership Development
  2. Board Development
  3. Succession Planning

Culture

The fabric that binds together the society including shared values and practices, behavioral norms, and most importantly, the society’s orientation towards performance. Broken down into the following key areas:

  1. Values
  2. Motivations
  3. Practices
  4. Process

Integrated Solution

NEEF intends to provide its clientele with the highest level of integration amongst their systems with the help of information technology. We at NEEF ensure automation and integration in almost every project we do, because we believe that these essential innovational models would prove effectual and efficient.

The Major integrated solutions that we offer to our clients are as follows:

Management Information Systems

We at NEEF believe that the functional areas of a project or an organization such as Finance, HR , Management etc., need to have Management Information Systems for effective performance measurement. Therefore, we tend to amalgamate MIS’s into the systems that we design or the projects we take up.

Web-Based Solutions

Web based Solutions are a necessity in today’s world because of the convenience they provide. Users access the application from any computer connected to the Internet. NEEF implements web solutions to provide ease of access and integration amongst the education sector.

Application-Based Solutions

Mobile native applications run in contrast with desktop applications or web applications. They are easy to use mobile interfaces for on the go communication and usage. NEEF focuses on implementing solutions that can provide maximum efficiency in minimum time therefore we incorporate mobile applications in our projects for our clients, where need be.

Service Information Systems

A service system (or customer service system, CSS) is a configuration of technology and organizational networks designed to deliver services that satisfy the needs, wants, or aspirations of clients. NEEF specializes in enacting Service Information Systems for our clientele for ease of access and assimilation of systems.