BISP _ Door-to-Door Survey
NSER - National Socio-Economic Registry




Donor :

Benazir Income Support Program (Government of Pakistan)


Partner :

Rural Support Program Network (RSPN)


Districts :



Major Activities


  • 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 Survey".
  • BISP developed a Proxy Means Test (PMT) based Poverty Score Card(PSC) and conducted a National level PSC Survey in 2010-11 through which complete information on the socioeconomic and welfare status of almost 27 million households were collected across the country .As a result of this huge exercise, a National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) was established containing basic information on household size, education, employment, disability, assets etc.
  • BISP has the mandate to conduct periodic registry update as per the "BISP Act 2010" .BISP has decided to carry out national rollout of NSER Update using Android compatible Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI).
  • In this regard RSPN on behalf of RSPs formed partnership with BISP for carrying out NSER’s "Qaumi Khushali Survey". 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 has to survey the targeted Cluster-6 Sindh, which includes Karachi. SRSO will collect a good quality socio-economic data of every household in Karachi in accordance with the standard procedures and NSER guidelines.