SRSO AND COMMUNITY ALONG WITH ITS PARTNERS ENDEAVORING TO RESTORE HUMAN DIGNITY
Income Support Program (BISP)- Poverty Targeting Survey
RSPN funded by
Govt. of Pakistan
1st January- 30th June 2011
Government of Pakistan launched Benazir Income Support Programme
(BISP) as one of the main social safety net programmes in 2009. The
main objective of the programme is to support poor and vulnerable
against the negative effect of food crisis and inflation. The
government in its pilot phase adopted a "Targeting Process" through
Poverty Score Card Roll-out survey. Based on successful completion
and learning of the test phase in 2009, the Benazir Income Support
Programme (BISP) has launched the "National Poverty Targeting
Poverty score card survey consisting of 13 questioner which are
weighted for their answers and 16.17 is the weighted total used by
the BISP as a cut off score and with this BISP use a scientific
instrument for covering every household for targeting the poorest
In this regard RSPN on behalf of RSPs formed partnership with
BISP for carrying out survey in three province of Pakistan. RSPs are
one of the key stakeholders for poverty alleviation in Pakistan.
Poverty targeting is in line with RSPs objectives.
Through RSPN partnership, the SRSO was to survey the targeted
Cluster-C Sindh, which includes (sub-cluster Karachi and sub-cluster
Sukkur), in district Naushehro-Feroze, Khairpur, Sukkur, Shikarpur,
Jacobabad, Kashmore-Kandhkot, Shahdadkot, Larkana and Karachi.
A total of 3,618,712 (103%) households and 9,868,132 (102%)
population have been surveyed by SRSO.