Livelihood

Balochistan, the largest province in area and the smallest in population, is bestowed with enormous natural resources which unfortunately could not bring substantial improvement in the socio-economic condition of its inhabitants, particularly the rural poor and still showing extremely slow progress in certain indicators of Human Development Index (HDI) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Considering the significance of livelihood enhancement for rural poor, LEP has been recognized as one of the major programmatic areas that contributed significantly in the improved socio-economic conditions of rural poor households (HHs) on sustainable basis. BRSP has also strengthened a strong network of CIs through its philosophy at grassroots that has indeed complimented the efforts of GoB for the development of social capital in the province and ultimately transformed the communities into viable agents of development process.
Context

  • According to Pakistan first ever Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and by the relevant authorities reports that nearly 39% of Pakistan is below multidimensional poverty line with the highest rate in Balochistan.
  • As per the report, over two-third of the people in Balochistan, i.e, 71% of the population lives in multidimensional poverty.
  • Out of 32 districts in Balochistan, only Quetta has incidence of poverty (IOP) of around 50%, while the remaining districts have IOP over 70%.
  • The score of Balochistan in MPI is 0.394. Incidence of poverty in Balochistan is 71.2% and it is only better than FATA which has incidence of poverty of 73.7%.