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National Socio-Economic Registry The development of the National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) 2021 has been 100% completed. With the accomplishment of new survey, this new data about people’s socio-economic conditions is being deployed as the basis of all benefits, including the Kafaalat programme. Families who were missed in the survey can self-register in the survey through Tehsil level Registration Desks.  About self-registration timetable under NSER, 
Kafaalat  The Kafaalat programme has successfully been rolled out, driving financial and digital inclusion for around 8 million women. 
Education Stipends Education conditional cash transfer programme, Education/School Stipends provides financial assistance to Kafaalat eligible families for the education of their children aged 4- 22 years at primary, secondary and higher secondary levels. The quarterly stipend amount is higher for girls compared to boys at all levels. The programme covers all districts.
Undergraduate Scholarship  The Undergraduate Scholarship programme was launched in November 2019 and 50,000 need cum merit based scholarships are awarded to deserving students every year. Higher Education Commission of Pakistan is an implementing partner of this programme. The programme will award 200,000 scholarships over four years.
Emergency Cash Launched by the Prime Minister on April 1, 2020, the Emergency Cash programme under its first phase provided Rs. 12,000 each to 15 million deserving families affected by COVID-19 lockdowns. In 2021, under the second phase of the programme, 12 million deserving families are being disbursed Emergency Cash grant. 
Nashonuma To address stunting in children, conditional cash transfer and specialized nutrition food initiative for mothers and children up to 2 years has been rolled out in the first phase in 15 districts of the country. Nashonuma is being expanded nationwide. 
Kafaalat for Special Persons The Kafaalat Policy has been expanded for special persons in Dec 2020. The 8 million families which are currently eligible under Kafaalat fall under the predefined poverty ranking threshold. Under the new “Kafaalat for Special Persons Policy”, this threshold has been increased for such households with at least one special person. These households are now eligible to get Kafaalat cash. 2 million families with at least one disabled person will benefit from Kafaalat for Special Persons Policy. 
Savings Wallets Savings Wallets, the Bachat Bank Account initiative includes savings wallets for all 8 million Kafaalat beneficiaries. Part of the One Woman One Account Policy, the empowering initiative will help the women to plan for everything from long-term goals to unexpected emergencies.
Rashan Riayat Launched by the Prime Minister on Nov 3, 2021, Rashan Riayat programme aims to reduce the impact of inflation for the marginalized segments of society. A subsidy of Rs. 1,000 a month will be granted to each of eligible families on the purchase of flour, pulses, cooking oil. Accordingly, 30% subsidy will be given on these three items, per unit purchase. The Rs. 120 billion targeted subsidies programme covers 20 million families; overall 130 million people will benefit nationwide which equates to 53% of the country’s population. 
National Poverty Graduation Initiative The National Poverty Graduation Initiative (NPGI) was launched on July 5, 2019. This Rs. 42.65 billion NPGI is being rolled out in over 100 lagging districts across the country and will impact 16.28 million vulnerable people, with 50% of loans reserved for women. As part of this, 80,000 interest free loans are given out every month for the next 4 years. 
Amdan The Amdan programme is Livelihoods and Jobs initiative that rolled out in 375 union councils of 23 districts through which assets are given to the deserving to enable them to graduate out of poverty. For the purpose of this programme, assets include livestock (goats, cows, buffaloes and poultry), agricultural inputs, body of Chingchi rickshaws, and inputs for small retail outlets and small enterprises. 
One Window  One-window for social protection and livelihoods assists beneficiaries and reduce duplication and abuse. One Window of is articulated in six pillars: firstly, a one stop shop, secondly, back office digital interface; thirdly, a public facing digital information and services platform; the fourth component is a mobile app; the fifth component is cognitive API architecture— the integrated database; and finally, the One-Window Beneficiary Selection and Targeting Policy. 
Digital Part of One Window operations, digital e-portal offers programme specific people centered information to address their questions about how they can benefit from diverse programmes of pass. 
Tahafuz Pakistan’s first shock-oriented precision safety net Tahafuz assists those that have suffered a catastrophic event. After the successful completion of pilot in one hospital of Rawalpindi, the programme is being expanded to 14 tertiary care hospitals across all federating units. Tahafuz will also reform the individual financial assistance system.
Langars Langars are being launched across the country since October 2019 in public private partnership with Saylani Welfare International Trust to ensure those on the lowest incomes have access to healthy meals. So far, 34 Langars have been launched all over the country.
Koye Bhooka Na Soye ‘ Koye Bhooka Na Soye’ (EKBNS) is a new policy initiative of the federal government to eliminate hunger in the country. On March 10, 2021, EKBNS was officially launched by the PM, to serve free meals to deserving populations. Currently, is running 16 trucks in 7 cities (Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala and Peshawar). It is being expanded to 40 food trucks in 29 cities will feed 40,000 people everyday. 
Panagah ‘Panagahs’ (shelter homes) is one of the Prime Minister’s priority programs. 25 model Panagah are being run by as “One Star+ bed and breakfast” facility for labourers all over the country. New model purpose-built Panagahs are also in the making in the ICT territory. 
Dar-ul-Pass Under, over 50 (orphanages) for the orphan children have been established all over the country. At each of these facilities, children are being provided free food, nutrition, medical treatment, boarding and lodging, as well as free education through well reputed educational institutes.
Women Empowerment Centers Under the umbrella of pass, strengthening and expansion of Women Empowerment Centers (WECs) is one of the tangible measures being taken for the socio-economic empowerment of women. Under the supervision of Pakistan Bait ul Mal, the disadvantaged women are empowered through skills development in the fields of livelihoods, education, economy, and self-reliance at 157 WECs nationwide. 
District Development Portal Free accessibility of data is being ensured through the District Development Portal, ‘Data4Pakistan’ in which poverty and other socio-economic indicators across Pakistan’s districts have been made available to policy makers and the public. Data4Pakistan was launched on March 10, 2020.
Rehri Baan pass is implementing Rehri Baan initiative in selected sectors of Islamabad to give street hawkers licenses, vending carts and training. This multistakeholder pilot will be expanded in a phase wise manner.