BISP Survey for NSER update starts in Jacobabad – February 11, 2017

Government of Pakistan

Benazir Income Support Programme

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Press Release

11-2-17

BISP SURVEY FOR NSER UPDATE STARTS IN JACOBABAD

NEW SURVEY WILL PROVIDE THE POOR IN JACOBABAD THEIR DUE RIGHT: MARVI

Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon launched BISP survey for NSER update in Jacobabad, today.  This is the third pilot district in Sindh where survey has been started after Sukkar and Thatta.

Addressing on the occasion, Chairperson BISP said that incumbent government is committed to the welfare of poor. During the last three years, BISP has grown as one of the best social safety nets of the world. BISP is all set to register the first ever dynamic NSER of the country as the previous NSER was a static registry unable to cater to changing socio economic conditions of the population. Systematic approach has been introduced for mapping and route planning of the survey teams to ensure 100% coverage of the households.

Speaking on the occasion, Aslam Abro Information Secretary PML (N) Sindh stated that BISP has expanded and improved its transparency under the patronage of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz sharif and Chairperson Marvi Memon.  PML (N) would ensure that the poor get their due share and no one is left behind. He added that this survey is free of cost and informed the public to remain aware of fraudsters.

Riaz Hussain , Director AASA Consulting, that is going to conduct door to door survey in cluster C districts (Jacobabbad, Thatta, Kech and Kila Saifulalh ) said  that around 188 staff has been employed to cover the estimated caseload of 224,700 households in Jacobabad. Social mobilization and field activities are in full swing. Door to door survey would commence on 15th Feb.

DG BISP Naeem Anwar appreciated the Chairperson and highlighted that for the ongoing survey, Poverty Score Card has been revised to enhance the quality of data. A new section on information related to infant mortality, microfinance, migratory trends and access to justice has been added to enhance the robustness of NSER. The updated NSER would play a pivotal role in future policy making.

The Chairperson urged the local government and people to facilitate the survey teams.She  reiterated that pilot phase of survey for NSER update is under process that will be completed by August 2017.Desk Registration carried out in Haripur, Sukkur, Naseerabad and Bahawalpur has covered 90% of the estimated caseload. Door to door survey is being conducted in remaining 12 districts of pilot phase. National roll out would start in September 2017 and would be completed in 2018.