Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN), Pakistan

BISP-RSPN Nationwide Roll out of Poverty Scorecard Survey for National Targeting System 2010-11

RSPN’s advocacy over the last two years to improve poverty targeting gained official recognition when in February 2009 the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) agreed to pilot World Bank poverty scorecard in 16 districts through its 3 Partner Organisations: Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN), Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), and Population Census Organisation (PCO). Based on successful completion and learning of Test Phase of Poverty Targeting Survey in 16 districts in 2009, the BISP has launched the “National Poverty Targeting Survey” in remaining 131 districts including 13 FATA/PATA Agencies.