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A Community Based Poverty Monitoring System for Pakistan Pakistan Institute of Development Economics Administrative Structure of Pakistan Four Provinces Districts (105 in all) Tehsil, 3-5 in every District Union council, 3-6 in every Tehsil (500-2000 households) Villages 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 Respondents 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 Level) 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 Monitors 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 invited. 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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