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Ms. Marvi Memon Chairperson BISP

Independence Day surprise package from Cheezmall. Sale on Products made by BISP Beneficiaries. Time: August 14 Noon, August 15 Noon


Marvi Surprise Visit for Spot Checks To Ensure Smooth Registration Process Of Resurvey- August 17, 2016

Marvi Alongwith Bisp Beneficiaries Observes Black Day In AjK Against Indian Atrocities- August 15, 2016

BISP Holds Annual Performance Meeting - August 11, 2016

BISP-CHEEZMALL Exhibition to generate income for poor and brand Pakistan - August 09, 2016

Asian Social Protection To Lead Poor Out Of Poverty In The Asian Century: Marvi - August 05, 2016

Marvi proposes league of social safety nets at ADB HQ in Asia-Pacific social protection week - August 03, 2016

Bisp Launches Reports On Population Of Pakistan: An Analysis Of Nser- July 29, 2016

Un Habitat New Urban Agenda For Sustainable Urbanization To Be Supported: Marvi- July 26, 2016

BISP And Cheezmall Hold Historic Exhibition Under E-Commerce Initiative In Hunza- July 16, 2016

BISP Launches Bio-Metric Payment Mechanism In Four Districts- June 30, 2016

BISP shortly Launch Bio Metric System- June 25, 2016

Chairperson bisp chairs 26th meeting of bisp board, board approves payment model to re-credit beneficiaries- June 15, 2016

Chairperson bisp reaches layyah to sensitize masses on resurvey Bisp aims to include every deserving woman in new poverty survey: marvi - May 28, 2016

New Poverty Survey Would Be Transparent: Marvi - May 18, 2016

Resurvey Awareness Campaign Reaches Far Flung Lakki Marwat - May 16, 2016

NSER Updation Would Be Another Milestone For BISP: Marvi - May 12, 2016

No No Go Area For BISP Poverty Survey This Time: Marvi - May 11, 2016

New Poverty Survey Of Bisp Would Ensure To Include Every Deserving Woman: Marvi - May 10, 2016

Marvi Ensures That Justice Would Be Done To Balochistan In New Poverty Survey of BISP - May 09, 2016

Balochistan Will Get Equity In New Survey: Marvi - May 05, 2016

No deserving woman in Baluchistan would be left out in resurvey of BISP: Marvi - May 04, 2016

The Present Government believes in service delivery instead of false claims: Marvi - May 03, 2016

Related Links
Ministry of Finance
Asian Development Bank
World Bank

At a Glance

Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) was launched in July 2008 with an immediate objective of consumption smoothening and cushioning the negative effects of slow economic growth, the food crisis and inflation on the poor, particularly women, through the provision of cash transfers of Rs. 1,000/month to eligible families. Its long term objectives include supporting the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to eradicate extreme and chronic poverty, to empower of women and to achieve universal primary education. The monthly installment was enhanced to Rs. 1200/- per month w.e.f 1st July, 2013 by the present government and has now been fixed at Rs. 1500/-per month w.e.f 1st July, 2014.

Since its inception in 2008, BISP has grown rapidly; it is now the largest single social safety net program in Pakistan’s history. The number of beneficiaries has increased from 1.7 million households in FY 2008-9 to approximately 4.7 million as of 31st Dec, 2014 and BISP annual disbursements have risen from Rs. 16 billion in FY 2008-9 to Rs 65 billion in FY 2013-14. This FY, disbursements to beneficiaries is expected to reach Rs. 90 billion.

This period of growth and consolidation in BISP is characterized by two major transitions. In initial phase of BISP (2008-09 to 2010-11), beneficiaries were identified by parliamentarians while in 2010-11 a major transition occurred and poor households have been identified through a poverty scorecard survey based on household demographics, assets, and other measurable characteristics. The Nationwide Poverty Scorecard Survey, the first of its kind in South Asia, enables BISP to identify eligible households through the application of a Proxy Means Test (PMT) that determines welfare status of the household on a scale between 0-100. The survey was started in October 2010 and has been completed across Pakistan except in two agencies of FATA. The survey has the following features:

  • a. Creation of a large and reliable national registry of the socio-economic status of almost 27 million households across Pakistan
  • b. 7.7 million families are identified living below cut-off score of 16.17
  • c. GPS coordinates of all the household visited are available to map the data of the entire country

Benazir Smart Card and Mobile Phone Banking on test basis in nine districts across the country. After testing the pilots, BISP has rolled out Benazir Debit Card across Pakistan. Now, around 94% of the beneficiary household are receiving payments through technology enabled innovative payment mechanisms.