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Published Date: Oct 30, 2017

Knowledge attitude and practice survey on social protection schemes in selective districts

Rabia Tabassum, Dr. Shehryar Khan Toru, Mohsin Ali Kazmi

Executive Summary

In Pakistan, various social protection schemes, especially cash and in-kind transfers, have been introduced to reduce poverty amongst the most vulnerable. So far, limited research has been conducted to assess the knowledge of potential beneficiaries about these social protection programmes. This study fills the gap by attaining better understanding of the people’s awareness about and their behaviour towards the schemes through the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) survey. The information about the knowledge, attitudes and practices of the poor, vulnerable and non-poor concerning social protection programmes in selective districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Punjab provinces is quantified in the study, with a focus on the existing social assistance schemes targeted towards the extreme poor. The quantitative data was collected from 1200 households in four districts namely Sargodha and Rahim Yar Khan from Punjab and Nowshera and Lower Dir from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The quantitative data was supplemented by the qualitative data through 16 focus group discussions.