NEW POVERTY SURVEY KICKS OFF IN HARIPUR
CHAIRPERSON BISP VISITS HARIPUR TO OVERSEE NSER UPDATE
Chitral Times Report
Islamabad: BISP has embarked on another milestone of
updating National Social Economic Registry (NSER). New poverty
survey would be conducted using state of the art technological
tools out classing all earlier surveys. All efforts would be made
to document the best directory of the poor. This was stated by
Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon during her
visit to a registration site for National Socio Economic Registry (NSER)
update at Union Council Kholian Bala of Haripur today.
Chairperson BISP urged the deserving families to come forth for
registration. She highlighted that no forms are being distributed
as registration is being done via modern tools (computer tablets)
and registration is free of cost. Public should stay vigilant of
the fraudster elements that tend to mint money in name of BISP
Haripur is the first pilot district where poverty resurvey has been
launched. Desk approach is being used in Haripur where people can
self register themselves. The self registration has started at four
Union Councils of Haripur that are Rehana, Bandi Sher Khan, Barkot
and Kholian Bala. The self-registration approach will be tested in
four districts namely Haripur, Bahawalpur, Nasirabad and Sukkur.
Self registration approach will be the first step in the direction
of building a dynamic NSER where households can register themselves
throughout the year, something not possible in current system of
NSER is a registry of 27 million households across Pakistan,
created after nationwide poverty survey 2010-11. NSER has complete
information on the socio-economic conditions of individual
households. This database is used for design and implementation of
various social protection policies and programs by not only the
federal & provincial governments but also by the NGOs and
international development partners.
Chairperson Marvi Memon ensured that the resurvey would be free of
political interferences and no deserving would be left out. The new
poverty survey will cover each and every part of the country and
there would be no limiting factors as security or inaccessibility.
During phase I, in addition to Desk Approach in 4 districts Door to
Door approach will also be adopted in 12 districts; enabling BISP
to determine value-for-money (VFM) for both the approaches of
targeting, helping the informed decision making regarding the
approach to be adopted in national rollout in the remaining
districts of the country.
Other pilot districts include Mirpur (AJK), Charsadda, LakkiMarwat,
Faisalabad, Bahawalpur(Punjab),Jacobabad, Sukkar, Thatta (Sindh),,Gilgit
(Gilgit Baltistan), Qila Saifullah,, Kech, Nasirabad(Balochistan)
and Mohammad Agency (FATA).