This project focused on providing an effective training program for the professional growth of the teachers and enhancing student learning outcomes in public, non-profit and low-cost private school sector in Pakistan. The project was co-financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation and formed part of a larger program approach. The project partner Trust for Education and Development of Deserving Students (TEDDS) has been working in the education sector for more than 13 years providing quality education as well as enhancing the standard of education and status of teachers in the society.

Pakistan has some of the worst education indicators globally with children out of school, reaching 5.1 million in 2010 (world’s second highest number of children out of school). This is equivalent to 1 in 12 of the world’s out-of-school children. Two-thirds of these out of school children are girls, amounting to over 3 million girls out of school. The country ranks 113 out of 120 countries in the Education Development Index. 17% of children had never been to school in Punjab province. The teachers are untrained and lack capacity contributing to poor learning outcomes and also contributing to high school drop-out ratio especially among girls.

In this background, the overall objective was to promote quality education in Pakistan, contributing towards achieving the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) Goal 1, Target 2, Goal 2, Target 1 and SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Goal 4, Indicators 4.1, 4.5 and 4.7. The project provided an effective training program for the professional growth of the teachers and enhanced student learning outcomes in public and private sector in Pakistan. The results of the project were as follows:

Result 1: Contextualised and locally suitable teacher training modules for elementary and secondary levels were tested in the field.

Result 2: Number of trained teachers that are able to provide quality education and enhance learning outcomes among children has increased.

Project Type

Development Project, Education

Project Duration

01/01/2016 to 31/12/2017






District Lahore, Province Punjab


Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), OFID, HOPE'87