Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN), Pakistan

BISP-RSPN Nationwide Rollout of Poverty Targeting Survey in Pakistan 2010-2011

In 2007 RSPN, together with its partner RSPs adapted the CGAP-Grameen Foundation USA Poverty Score Card (PSC) for Pakistan to identify the poorest households in the country to whom social protection and other pro-poor programmes could be targeted. Over the next two years i.e, 2007-09, the RSPs administered a PSC survey of over 1.7 million households across the country and began advocacy efforts to promote the use of a PSC to improve poverty targeting in Pakistan. RSPN held meetings with the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission and the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) for the use of the PSC in to ensure pro-poor programming.