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Assessing Poverty Alleviation Strategies and Programs in Pakistan
Duration: 10 September 2015 – December 2015
Donor: Human Development Foundation Pakistan

Locale: Rahim Yar Khan, Mardan and Karachi.

Team Members: Dr. Sajid Amin Javed (PI),Dr. Muhammad Irfan,Mr. Asad ur Rehman


Poverty alleviation strategies are facing new challenges with change in forms of poverty in Pakistan. Shifts in structure of economy, demands of labor market and increasing dependency ratio with rising health burdens demands new interventions that could help poor communities and households in the wake of little social security. Primary focus, in this study is given to design problem of poverty alleviations programs in Pakistan. We argue that present forms of microfinance program exclude the most-in-need and that skill development programs are providing skills suitable for informal sector only. Participatory Poverty Analysis method is used to undertake the assessments. 

  • To Examine Faces of Poverty in Pakistan.
  • Learning from the experiences of global/regional/national poverty alleviation efforts.
  • Defining and gauging the sources of vulnerability in local settings.
  • Locating the potential avenues, that could be harnessed to mitigate economic vulnerability
  • Suggesting, an efficient design of poverty reduction strategies