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Our Infrastructure and Engineering portfolio covers a broad range of services spanning the full project cycle from the pre--feasibility stages to post-completion with a high emphasis on client needs and end users. Spread over two decades, our Engineering sector portfolio covers the following broad sectors of interest:
  • Architectural and Structural Engineering (varied range of projects in the Education, Health, Industrial, Commercial and Residential sectors )
  • Transportation Engineering (roads, highways, bridges and other structures)
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Irrigation Engineering (dams, canals and on-farm agricultural engineering)
  • Energy Sector (large, medium and small hydel, alternative energy and related sub-sectors)  

Technical capacities for each sector span the following type of expertise:

  • Concept, scheme and detailed design
  • Topographic and physical surveys
  • Construction management and supervision
  • Independent monitoring & evaluation of large infrastructure projects
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Specialist security design 

Core strengths include "hands on"  exposure and extensive experience with "out of the box" engineering solutions through the extensive involvement of the core team with the assessment, design, construction and management of multidisciplinary projects. AiD brings a proven track record of successful program management and implementation of  large projects within tight deadlines and under extreme pressure. AiD’s Engineering division comprises dynamic engineers who bring prior work experience on iconic multi-billion dollar projects both in Pakistan and across the world. 

Social Sector
AiD’s social sector team offers comprehensive services ranging from assistance with project planning, design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and impact assessments.

Local governance, gender and community participation has been the central focus in virtually all AiD projects. The company’s  national and international experiences also demonstrate that sustainable development can only take place if local communities, including men, women, youth and children are empowered to effectively participate in planning and decision making; a theme that drives the firm’s development philosophy in virtually all sectors of operations.

With this over-arching focus and spanning nearly two decades of successfully delivered projects, our social sector portfolio has covered the following broad sectors and themes of interest:

  • Poverty Reduction
  • Education and Health
  • Natural Resource management
  • Rural and Urban Development
  • Environment
  • Financial Services for the Poor (micro-finance/micro credit)
  • Local Governance and Decentralization
  • Human and Institutional Development
  • Community Development Programs   
  • Design and Implementation of large Training and Mentoring Programs 

Within each broad theme or sector of interest, the firm typically assists with:   

  • Design and Implementation of Large Surveys and Research Studies 
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Social Sector Studies
  • Policy and Institutional Analysis
  • Design and Implementation of Large Training and Mentoring Programs

The firm relies on a highly experienced team of social sector specialists, sociologists, economists, statisticians and trained enumerators who bring long years of experience in multiple sectors. Over the years, the firm has successfully completed large socio-economic surveys, project design and appraisals, institutional reviews and restructuring, research studies  and large evaluation studies for multiple clients.

The human and institutional development portfolio is managed by practicing professionals with long years of national and international experiences. The firm has assisted with the design and implementation of capacity building/training programs on a variety of development themes. All programs have a strong practice orientation thus making the programs highly practical and relevant to everyday developmental needs.

Our strong institutional linkages with private and public sector organizations, NGOs, academic institutes and various international organizations also offer networking opportunities and a high exposure to the emerging development issues in Pakistan and elsewhere in the Developing World.

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