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Poverty Monitoring System for Pakistan


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									  A Community Based
Poverty Monitoring System
       for Pakistan

     Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
           Administrative Structure of

                                                 Four Provinces

                                               Districts (105 in all)

Tehsil, 3-5 in every District

                           Union council, 3-6 in every Tehsil
                                (500-2000 households)


                                                                                   Households, villages can vary
              Proposed CBPMS
   Objectives
       Empowerment: Increase the capacity of the
        local community in terms of data collection
        processing and analysis
       Monitor progress on core indicators
       Facilitate budget allocation through
        prioritization of problems
       Help RSPs target the poor
       Impact Evaluation of the poverty reduction
        strategy e.g. micro credit
    Coverage and Selection of
   One district from each of the four provinces PIHS
        Purposive sampling in tandem with a Deprivation Index
              Deprivation Index: Composite indicator of education,
               employment, housing facilities and housing services.
        Districts Bahawalpur and Multan are possibilities

   Selection of one union council from each district
        Purposive Sampling after discussions with NRB and local
         government officials

   Census
    List of Indicators (Household
   Enrollment Rates
    Literacy
   Drop out rate

   Infant and Child Mortality
   percentage of births attended by trained personnel
    Immunization coverage
   Pre natal coverage
   Contraceptive prevalence
   Acute and Chronic malnutrition in women and children
                Indicators (Cont..)
   Percentage households with access to sanitation and
    safe water

   Incidence of crime armed encounters

   Income and Expenditure

   Employment and under employment

   political participation

   Members of the Union Monitoring Committee
   Members of the local Education department
    (mainly teachers)
   Local Youth Volunteers- most plausible for an
    unbiased survey.
   Pilot survey will be supervised by PIDE team
Processing, Validation, Analysis
      and Dissemination
   Data Processing
      Manual, Computerized where capacity exists
      tally sheets at village and Union Council Level
      Computerized at PIDE (District Level in future: FBS could be
       asked for co-operation)
   Data Validation
        Presentation of tally sheets at local level conferences
   Dissemination of Analysis
      Conferences: National level and district level Union Council
       office both before the implementation of the survey, and again
       after the survey to present the results and analysis. Stakeholders
       such as NRB, local government officials, FBS, and NGOs will be
      Hard copies of the final report will also be shared with the same
       stake holders
    Sustainability and Extension of
            Pilot Project
   Break the ice between administration and community

   Prove ability(capacity) and willingness at local level, of

    collecting data

   Prove willingness and ability at the district level to heed

    the prioritization of union level data

   Voila!

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