Ehsaas Programs

 Program

 Description

Ehsaas National Socio-Economic Registry The National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) is underway to collect household data on socio-economic conditions at the grassroots level for future programmatic targeting. Details can be accessed here.
Kifalat: stipends, financial and digital inclusion Kifalat reforms the un-conditional cash transfer programme of BISP. There are several objectives of the reform, one of which is to transform the “cash out only” operations into a programme that also enables financial and digital inclusion of around 7 million women through the one woman one bank account policy. Detail of Kifalat programme can be accessed here. The new Financial Inclusion Policy can be accessed here
IT hubs and incubators in 450 BISP offices  Digital hubs will be established at the Tehsil level where the government’s digital resources will be made accessible as a public good (information systems, online curricula, one window social protection interfaces) to create economic opportunities for poor families. The program will be launched soon.
Nutrition initiative A new community health and nutrition initiative to cost-effectively address stunting in children has been approved by the BISP board. The program will be launched soon.
Undergraduate student scholarships Aimed at enhancing access to higher education by awarding 50,000 scholarships of Rs. 20 billion to undergraduate students (50 percent girls) from underprivileged families and areas over the next four years. Details here
Education CCT  A Conditional Cash Transfer program to provide education in lagging districts is underway. Under Ehsaas this will be upscaled to 50 districts. Details here.  
Commercialization policy for specialized nutrition food A policy is being developed so that access to Specialized Nutrition Food is ensured.
Orphanages policy and reform Ehsaas will implement a policy on basic standards for expanding the overall scale and framework of social protection services to orphanages and orphans. The orphanages policy is currently under review.
Support to the marginalized (Tahafuz Window integration) Provision of safety nets for the vulnerable to protect against shocks by one-time financial assistance against catastrophic events such as assistance to poor widows and legal aid. The program will be launched soon.
Schools for the marginalized Revamping of 150 schools for marginalized children by Pakistan Bait ul Maal. Details here
Women's centers Providing free trainings to widows, orphans and underprivileged girls on different skills i.e. drafting, cutting, sewing, knitting, hand and machine embroidery. Details here
Graduation and interest free loans Under the interest free loans component of the National Poverty Graduation Initiative, 80,000 monthly interest free loans will be disbursed nationwide over the next four years. Details here
Asset transfer program Asset transfer program will provide assets to enable the underprivileged to start small. businesses along with skills training and business planning. Details coming soon.
Solution Challenge Policy to build value chains (Rural Transformation Policy for Poverty) The multi-sectoral Ehsaas Value Chain Building Committee has been constituted to develop a value chain building policy addressing rural challenges, particularly small landholdings, subsistence farming, exploitation by extractive Aarhtis (middlemen) and stress selling. Policy is being formulated.
Policy to support the most marginalized groups Partner with NGOs to upscale successful programs for orphans, street children, seasonal migrants, transgenders, victims of child and bonded labour and daily wage workers. The dormant organization Trust for Voluntary Organizations has been given a new mandate. Its website will be launched soon.
Tracking portal App Tracking portal is under construction and will be                       operational soon.
District Development Portal Free accessibility of data will be ensured through this portal in which poverty and other socio-economic indicators across Pakistan’s districts will be made available to policy makers and the general public. District Development portal will be operational soon.
One window Ehsaas App One window Ehsaas App will institute a one window operation to assist beneficiaries of social protection. 
EHSAAS TV Ehsaas TV will promote information and raise awareness on the Ehsaas program through electronic media. The channel will be airing soon.
Governance reforms in safety net institutions The Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Policy aims to build systems that limit opportunities for corruption and are meant to provide the backbone for transparent, efficient, accountable and well-targeted delivery of results. The Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Policy can be accessed here
Tahafuz Tahafuz will provide safety nets for the vulnerable to protect against shocks by one-time financial assistance against catastrophic events such as assistance to poor widows and legal aid. The programme will be launched soon.
Pledges to Ehsaas Through the pledge to Ehsaas we will invite the private sector to commit to the Ehsaas goals through financial, technical and institutional support. Details can be accessed here.
Ehsaas Langar Ehsaas will open 112 Langars nationwide over a 2-year period through public-private partnerships to serve meals to the poorest and most vulnerable segments of society. Details can be accessed here.
Ehsaas Food Card System for ration distribution in the public-private partnership mode. Ehsaas has initiated a procurement process to identify private sector partners for devising a ration distribution mechanism.
Ehsaas Garbage Rickshaw A garbage collection vehicle that is used to earn a living through collecting and sorting out waste. Ehsaas has launched a solution challenge for the best Garbage Rickshaw design. The details of the challenge can be accessed here
Ehsaas Thela Institutionalization of a new generation of Thela design that sells food and non-food items. Ehsaas has launched a solution challenge for the best Thela design. The details of the challenge can be accessed here
Ehsaas Clean Cooking Stoves Commercial model of a clean cooking stove to address clean cooking and reduce toxic emissions. Ehsaas has launched a solution challenge for the best Clean Cooking Stove design. The details of the challenge can be accessed here
Ehsaas Online Education Online education content as a public good for K12, addressing the challenge of giving children quality education. Ehsaas has initiated a procurement process to identify private sector partners for provision of online education at scale.
Ehsaas Artisans to Fashion Houses Connecting artisans to fashion houses for value chain development & employment. Ehsaas has initiated a procurement process to identify fashion houses willing to integrate with rural enterprise level value chains and artisans.
Ehsaas platforms for daily wage workers Online daily wage platform that provides opportunities to skilled or semi-skilled workers to earn a wage. Ehsaas has initiated a procurement process for receiving proposals for development of the platform.
Ehsaas micro-credit for daily wage workers Online mirco-credit facilities for the unbanked and poor daily wage workers to access monthly rations. Ehsaas has initiated a procurement process for receiving proposals for set-up of the microcredit facilities.