Waseela e Taleem Digital under the Ehsaas Umbrella

Pakistan has been running an Education Conditional Cash Transfer for primary school going children called Waseela-e-Taleem since 2012 in selected districts. Now, this program is being expanded nationwide, representing a major quantum change. In the past, the program encountered a number of challenges namely high administrative cost, weak compliance monitoring system, low stipend amount and high error and fraud due to a paper-based approach. Over the last year and a half, a comprehensive and deep-rooted reform was designed and deployed as a result of which far reaching changes have been made in the program. There are four key pillars of reform: First, end-to-end digitization of a number of processes, which were previously managed manually. Apps have been developed which are used by staff to register children and monitor compliance. Secondly, cost-effective changes institutional infrastructure was developed to expand this program nationwide and reliance on NGOs was eliminated. Because of this, operational cost has been reduced from 8% to 3%. Third, the stipend given to children has been modified as per Ehsaas’ new Stipend policy. Children of poorest families will now be provided conditional cash grants of Rs. 1,500 for boy child and Rs. 2,000 per quarter for girl child on attainment of 70% attendance in school. Finally, and most importantly, the program is being expanded to all districts of the country.



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SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar’s media briefing to unveil details about nationwide rollout of massively reformed Waseela-e-Taleem, under the Ehsaas umbrella November 12, 2020 Watch here.


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SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar accompanied by H.E. Christian Turner, British High Commissioner; Najy Benhassine, Country Director World Bank; Xiaohong Yang, Country Director Asian Development Bank; Julien Harneis, UN Resident Coordinator; Androulla Kaminara, Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan; and Lire Ersado from the World Bank, visited Ehsaas offices in Peshawar on February 1, 2021 to witness new enrolments under Waseela-e-Taleem Digital. 

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SAPM Dr. Sania convenes the maiden meeting of Ehsaas steering committee for Waseela-e-Taleem Digital

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened the maiden meeting of steering committee for Waseela-e-Taleem Digital on January 6, 2021 in Islamabad. 

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PM announces nationwide rollout of massively reformed Waseela e Taleem Digital under Ehsaas

Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the nationwide roll out of Waseela e Taleem Digital on November 13, 2020 in Turbat, Balochistan.  

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SAPM Sania Nishtar oversees new enrolments under Waseela-e-Taleem Digital in outskirts of Islamabad

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited Islamabad Model School for Girls and Mubeen Shah Model School for Boys in Jhang Syedan Islamabad on Nov 4, 2020 to oversee the new enrolments in Waseela-e-Tasleem (WeT) Digital.

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