Programme for Poverty Reduction (PPR)

BRSP is implementing "Programme for Poverty Reduction (PPR)" in four UCs of three districts in Balochistan i.e. Pishin, Killa Abdullah and Zhob, since March 2015, with the financial support of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund. The aim of this programme is to reduce poverty amongst the population of the selected areas through the creation of sustainable conditions of social and economic development.

The expected results of PPR include:

  • Strengthened social structure and community organizations, with
    increased empowerment of the local communities and increased capacity of relating with central institutions, other organizations and markets;
  • Established effective social safety net in
    favour of the populations' poorest groups, women, children, old people and disabled especially;
  • Increased number of community members (women and men) with improved average family income as a result of provisioning of productive assets and construction of disaster resilient infrastructure;
  • Increased in number of the enrolled children including 50% girls;
  • Increased in number of people having access to basic health services;
  • At least 60% of the beneficiaries’ report satisfaction with the PPAF supported health and education facilities.

The programme has four components i.e. Institutional Development, Livelihood Enhancement and Protection (LEP), Health and Nutrition (H&N) and Education

The Deliverables of each component are as under:

Institutional Development (ID):

Under this component, the prime focus was on strengthening
social structure and community organizations, with increased empowerment of the local communities and increased capacity of relating with central institutions, other organizations and markets. A total of 483 community institutions (COs/VOs/LSOs) have been established whereas 623 members of these institutions including 527 men and 96 women have capacitated on various thematic area in all phases of PPR as per following details:

  • Establishment and strengthening of 403 COs (281 MCOs & 122 WCOs), 76 VOs (44 MVOs, 01 WVOs & 24 Mix VOs) and 04 LSOs;
  • Capacity enhancement of 605 CIs members including 509 men and 96 women on social mobilization, CMST, Basic Proposal development, Financial
    management & Procurement, Peace and Pluralism, role of change makers in sustainable development, CLTS, ODF villages, MDGs/SDGs and exposure visits;
  • Created a pool of 18 institutional CRPs (men), capacitated on
    role of change makers in community based development planning and Financial management & Procurement;
  • Capacity enhancement of 71 program staff on Social Mobilisation, Peace Pluralism & Inter Provincial Harmony, Gender Mainstreaming & ESM, Management Information System (MIS), Financial Management & Procurement and Role of Change makers in Community-Based Development.

 

Livelihood Enhancement & Protection (LEP):

In this sector, destitute and vulnerable communities are getting benefits from capacity building endeavors and provisioning of productive assets in livestock, small enterprises, agriculture and kitchen gardening etc.  Following outputs were achieved in order to establish
effective social safety net in favour of the poorest community members including, women, children, old people and marginalized groups especially PWDs:

  • Enhanced capacity of 560 asset recipients (372 women and 188 men) through tailor made customized enterprise development training;
  • Productive assets provided to 560 ultra and vulnerable poor (374 women and 186 men) in livestock, agriculture inputs, handicrafts, production, transport and small enterprise;
  • Formed pool of 32 sector CRPs including 24 women and 8 men trained on fruit processing, agriculture and livestock (CAEWs & CLEWs);
  • Improved capacity of 711 beneficiaries including 367 women and 344 men through technical and vocational trainings on agriculture, livestock, business development, auto electrician & mechanic, building electrician, civil surveyor, computer application, mobile repairing, plumber, advance tailoring and fruit processing;
  • Capacity enhancement of 5 beneficiaries and 4 staff members on CLF management training.

Health & Nutrition (H&N):

The main purpose of this component is to improve the health indicators of targeted communities through increasing their access to primary health care services and capacitating health professional on prevention of diseases, health seeking behaviours, maternal & child health and nutrition.

Following is the progress trend of health component in PPR:

  • Capacitated 29 sector CRPs on Nutrition, MNCH, WASH and health & hygiene seeking behaviour;
  • Strengthened 6 government health facilities (4 Basic Health Units and 2 Civil Dispensaries) through repair & renovation, provision of furniture, medicines, medical equipment, medical waste management system and staff salaries;
  • Constructed 133 latrines at
    community level to promote open defecation free environment;
  • Organized 38 round table and district development forums;
  • Referred 199 malnourished children and 54 lactating women to health facilities.

Education:

In order to increase literacy rate in targeted UCs, the prime focus of this component is improving access of communities to education facilities through supporting government and community enterprise schools. Furthermore, teachers and community resource persons have also capacitated on school development planning, awareness on right to education, innovative teaching methodologies and the concept of promoting social enterprise. The following outputs have been achieved so far under this programme:

  • Capacity enhancement of 85 CRPs (males) on RTE, Action Plan, Education Mapping and enterprise development;
  • Capacity development of 246 school teachers (239 males and 7 females) on teachers’ professional development training, Strengthening of PTSMCs on their role and responsibilities and School Development Planning, and DRM/school safety/health & hygiene;
  • Increased capacity of 223 community members, teacher and students (217 males and 6 females) on Early Childhood Development, CBDRM/school safety/health & hygiene, Vocational/Skill, Advocacy/awareness campaigns and exposure visits;
  • Rehabilitated 43 government school (4 High, 3 Middle & 36 Primary) through repair & renovation, provision of furniture & fixture, equipment;
  • Established 15 community schools through construction, provision of furniture & fixture, equipment, teachers’ salaries.

Community Physical Infrastructure (CPI):

Under this component, climate resilient infrastructure schemes have been provided to CIs as per their needs, identified and prioritized through Village Development Plans and Union Council Development Plans. These schemes include DWSS, link roads, flood protection works, dams, irrigation and renewable energy projects.  Following outputs have been achieved so far in PPR:

  • 31 drinking water supply (including innovative technology) installed and rehabilitated;
  • 71 irrigation schemes constructed/installed (water channels, pumps and land reclamation, drip irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, delay action dams, check dams, rain water etc.);
  • 1 link road constructed in order to improve access to market;
  • 43 Flood protection works built;
  • 10 renewable energy projects (solar lighting system, solar pumps etc.) installed.

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