Stanford University Published a Paper on How World can Learn From Imran Khan’s Poverty Alleviation Ehsaas Program. Stanford University appreciated the program in the article named as “Frameworks for a Developmental Welfare State: Lessons From Pakistan’s Ehsaas Program”
The Government of Pakistan has been implementing the Ehsaas Program to ameliorate the living conditions of the poorest and most vulnerable segment of the population.
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The program provides cash transfers to eligible households, as well as access to health, education, and livelihoods services. As of May 2020, over 4 million households had benefited from the Imran Khan’s program.
The Ehsaas Program is part of the government’s larger poverty alleviation efforts, which also include the launching of a national social safety net portal and the introduction of a social security card.
The government is also working to improve the targeting of its safety net programs and to increase their coverage. With these initiatives, the government hopes to further improve the lives of the Pakistani people., a multifaceted effort to reduce poverty in the country.
The Ehsaas Program provides a variety of services to vulnerable Pakistanis, including cash transfers, targeted subsidies, and increased health and nutritional coverage. The Program has been successful in assisting many of the most vulnerable people in Pakistan and is considered a world-leading anti-poverty effort.
Furthermore, This study explores the various policy, programmatic, and implementation reforms undertaken during this period, with a focus on the lessons these reforms offer for global policymakers.
In particular, the study highlights the importance of good leadership, building strong institutions, effectively using data and technology, and of using an integrated, inclusive approach to anti-poverty.
The findings indicate that these reforms have enabled Ehsaas to successfully scale impact, increase transparency, and improve the efficiency of its interventions, whilst building trust amongst beneficiaries and program administrators.