BISP includes an evaluation component as well so the Government of Pakistan had contracted Oxford Policy Management (OPM) to undertake a rigorous evaluation of the programme’s impact. OPM was hired in March 2013 to conduct three follow-up surveys in 2013, 14 and 16 respectively to complete the Impact Evaluation of BISP. The results were compared with the baseline conducted in 2011. In addition, the assignment also included a baseline survey and a follow-up rounds in four districts of the Waseela-e-Taleem (WeT).
This impact evaluation is an effective tool to inform and educate stakeholders and wider audience of BISP’s socio-economic impact on the lives of its beneficiaries and enable lessons to be drawn to improve future practice and policy. Accordingly, BISP has organized a media event to unveil and showcase the key findings of the report for a cross-section of stakeholders to solicit awareness, broader ownership and support for its mandate as well as manage expectations.