Long Term Election Observation and Oversight in Pakistan (LTEOOP)

December 21, 2012 –  June 20, 2014

TDEA-FAFEN raised the standards of  citizens’ election observation in Pakistan during the General Elections process in 2013 through its project Long Term Election Observation and Oversight (LETOOP). TDEA’s nationwide methodology was based on national election laws and procedures of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Pakistan’s ratification in 2010 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the 2012 Declaration of Global Principles and Code of Conduct for Non-Partisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations.

More than 360 district and constituency long-term observers (D-LTOs and C-LTOs) monitored the pre-election preparations and political campaign nationwide, and more than 130 D-LTOs monitored the post-election environment, including resolution of election result disputes. More than 40,000 short-term observers (STOs) on Election Day in every constituency monitored procedures during the voting, ballot counting and election result consolidation processes.  An unprecedented Election Information Management System (EIMS) for frequent reporting of election-related observations to the public and election stakeholders and enabled  robust advocacy for enforcement of election law and regulations as well as long-term post-election reform.

TDEA’s unprecedented election observation effort in 2013 involves more than 40,000 trained, non-partisan citizens in monitoring the Election Day in polling stations, with an average of 150 short-term observers (STOs) in each National Assembly constituency. All TDEA- FAFEN observers are accredited by the ECP and adhere to the ECP Code of Conduct for National Observers. They do not interfere with voters or the administration of elections.

All TDEA- FAFEN observation checklists are based on the Representation of the Peoples Act 1976, Conduct of Elections Rules 1977, and ECP handbooks for election officials. All election statements and reports are non-partisan and based on aggregated data and information from observers in a constituency or around the country. TDEA- FAFEN, STOs are not authorized to speak to the media or make any public statements based on their individual observations.

Supporting Transparency, Accountability and Electoral Processes in Pakistan (


September 01, 2009 –  November 30, 2013

To enhance the effectiveness of government in addressing the critical challenges to Pakistan by increasing citizen’s participation in ensuring transparency and accountability.


Election Violence Monitoring (EVM)

May 01, 2013 –  December 31, 2013

To collect data from media and field sources on incidents of election-related violence between January 11, 2013 and May 11, 2013, based on which, it will produce a general report on violence in the General Assembly Elections of 2013 as well as a thematic report on “triggers” of election violence. The project also produced television programs highlighting the risk of election violence in selected districts, prior to Election Day.


Support for Free and Fair Elections in Pakistan

February 1, 2007 –  February 20, 2009

To support civil society efforts for strengthening democratic and electoral processes in Pakistan

Election Data Center Project

December 15, 2007 –  April 30, 2008

To establish a data center for efficient collection of data from election observers and ensure prompt reporting


Balochistan Community Policing Survey

December 24, 2008 –  February 28, 2009

To design and conduct an 800-household baseline study in eight districts of Balochistan for Balochistan Community Policing Project.


Constituency Relations Program

March 1, 2009 –  July 30, 2009

To pilot FAFEN methodology for enhancing citizens’ engagement with public and elected institutions and representatives in select National Assembly constituencies


Mapping of Human Rights Sector in Pakistan

March 15, 2009 –  June 30, 2009

To Map Human Rights Sector in Pakistan focusing on organizations operating at the national and provincial levels


Developing and Disseminating a Nationwide Strategy for Local Government Election Observation

April 1, 2009 –  June 30, 2009

To develop a nationwide strategy, methodology and management plan for local government elections observation in Pakistan.


Mobilization of Women Voters in Pakistan Project

April 15, 2009 –  March 29, 2010

To engage with the Election Commission of Pakistan and other relevant stakeholders in policy dialogue for enhancing the women participation in electoral processes.


Baseline Study for Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in NWFP

September 3, 2009 –  April 12, 2010

To design and conduct a baseline study in seven districts of NWFP for Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms Project.


Political and Electoral Violence, Education and Resolution Project

September 1, 2010 –  August 31, 2010

To develop and test a methodological framework for political and electoral violence monitoring and verification through community-based investigation and other sources, including media in an effort to develop public record of data and analysis that can contribute to peace-building initiatives at local and national levels and help to  prevent and manage electoral and political violence.


CNIC and Voter Registration Campaign in Seven Districts

September 1, 2009 –  September 30, 2010

To conduct a focused advocacy campaign to enhance female registration of Computerized National Identity Cards in seven districts.


Supporting Transparency, Accountability and Electoral Processes in Pakistan Project

July 1, 2009 –  September 30, 2013

To enhance the effectiveness of government in addressing the critical challenges to Pakistan by increasing citizen’s participation in ensuring transparency and accountability of elected and public institutions.


Active Citizens Programme

February 1, 2012 –  March 31, 2013

To train at least (6000) youth under British Council’s Active Citizenship Programme and encourage them to monitor schools and seek education sector reforms.