In an accomplishment of sustainable development goal number one, PM Imran Khan’s poverty alleviation program hit right on the money. It has proven to be a stellar program to be a global model for eliminating poverty.
A newly published independent report backs the performance of Ehsaas programme. This report is published by Delivery Associates, which is a globally esteemed organization which works with governments across the world to achieve macro-level project impacts.
Sir Michael Barber
Sir Michael Barber has penned Ehsaas report, who is the Founder and Chairman of Delivery Associates. He has served as an educational reformer with UK x-prime minister Tony Blair and has earned a repute of one of world’s leading education reformer.
MOIB unveiled Ehsaas Report
Dr. Sania Nishtar who is serving as Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM), together with Federal minister for Ministry of information and broadcasting (MOIB), Mr. Shibli Faraz unveiled the Ehsaas report. Sir Micharl Barber was virtually connected from UK.
Analyzing the first year of Ehsaas programme the report titled ‘The Ehsaas Programme: Shift from politics of patronage to politics of performance’ backed programme to be multisectoral, transparent and result driven.
The report highlighted following achievements of the programme:
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Providing unconditional cash to millions of poor women
Awarding more than 50,000 scholarships to underprivileged
A conditional cash support to uptake health and nutrition of deprived
Wide-ranging process of governance reforms commenced in Social Safety Division and Poverty Alleviation. The Ehsaas Governance and Integrity policy was approved by the Cabinet on Nov 12, 2019 to ensure those organizations involved in delivery of welfare are effective and responsive to the needs of those who they are mandated to serve.
I have had the honour of working with successive Pakistani governments throughout my career, and it is fantastic to see Ehsaas embedded at the heart of the current administration. The Ehsaas team, under the strong leadership and unwavering integrity of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Dr. Sania Nishtar have made huge progress in just one year.
The reforms and structural changes pioneered by the team resulted in the rapid delivery of Ehsaas Emergency Cash to 12 million households against the challenging and unprecedented backdrop of COVID-19.
Their work is going to be vital in the coming months and years.” The report also praises the programme’s use of technology and data, which underpin monitoring routines designed to ensure robust governance discipline throughout its operations.
This includes a new data dashboard, openly displayed on the Ehsaas website, which uses a traffic light system to track progress on different strands of the programme, highlighting progress and improving transparency. “This is a comprehensive and timely report from Delivery Associates, which helps us to reflect on the achievements of the Ehsaas programme in its first year, while paving the way for continued success,” said Dr Sania Nishtar.
“This analysis will help us to stay focused on our goal of ending poverty in Pakistan and improved delivery for all of our beneficiaries, with the hope that Ehsaas can eventually be a model for the world”, she further added.