Ehsaas Programs



Ehsaas National Socio-Economic Registry The National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) is underway nationwide in a phased manner to collect household data on socio-economic conditions at the grassroots level for future programmatic targeting. Details here.
Ehsaas Kafaalat Program Kafaalat: stipends, financial and digital inclusion. Kafaalat is the unconditional cash transfer program of Ehsaas. There are several objectives of Kafaalat, one of which is to enable financial and digital inclusion of around 7 million women through the one woman one bank account policy. Details of Kafaalat programme can be accessed here. The new Financial Inclusion Policy can be accessed here.
Ehsaas Emergency Cash Ehsaas Emergency Cash program had been designed in the context of the economic hardship being experienced by the vulnerable due to the coronavirus crisis. The financial assistance under the program was meant to help them buy rations so that they didn’t go hungry. The program covered more than 15 million families; 12,000 per family, total budget Rs. 203 billion. An SMS campaign was the entry point to identify these beneficiaries. Details here.
PM’s COVID-19 Fund Portal The Prime Minister launched an application web-portal for COVID-19 job/livelihood-loss-affectees on May 2, 2020 and committed the PM’s COVID-19 Relief fund to those who will qualify for assistance. The cash handout of Rs. 12,000 will be given to deserving individuals through the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program. Details here.
Ehsaas Rashan Portal The Ehsaas Rashan Portal is a donor-beneficiary linking system for rashan distribution. It has been set up to enable the private sector and civil society organizations to reach the most vulnerable deserving beneficiaries and provide them food rashan packs or cash equivalent in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Through the portal, the role of government will be to facilitate linking of donors and beneficiaries (e.g., on geographic basis) and provide data of eligible beneficiaries to donors. Details here.
IT hubs and incubators in 450 BISP offices  Digital hubs will be established at the Tehsil level where the government’s digital resources will be made accessible as a public good (information systems, online curricula, one window social protection interfaces) to create economic opportunities for poor families. The program will be launched soon.
Ehsaas Nashonuma The Ehsaas Nashonuma is a health and nutrition conditional cash transfer program which aims to address stunting in children under 23 months of age. Nashonuma has been launched by the Prime Minister in August 2020 in the first phase in 9 districts of the country. Details here.
Undergraduate student scholarships Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship program is aimed at enhancing access to higher education by awarding 50,000 scholarships of Rs. 20 billion to undergraduate students (50 percent girls) from underprivileged families and areas over the next four years. Details here.
Education CCT  Pakistan has been running an Education Conditional Cash Transfer for primary school going children called Waseela-e-Taleem since 2012 in selected districts. Now, this program has been massively reformed and expanded nationwide as ‘Waseela e Taleem Digital’, representing a major quantum change. Details here.
Commercialization policy for specialized nutrition food A policy is being developed so that access to Specialized Nutrition Food is ensured.
Orphanages policy and reform Ehsaas will implement a policy on basic standards for expanding the overall scale and framework of social protection services to orphanages and orphans. The orphanages policy is currently under review.
Support to the marginalized (Tahafuz Window integration) Provision of safety nets for the vulnerable to protect the poor by one-time financial assistance against catastrophic health expenditures. The pilot roll out of Tahafuz is in its final stages of deployment and will be launched soon.
Schools for the marginalized Revamping of 150 schools for marginalized children by Pakistan Bait ul Maal. Details here.
Women's centers Providing free trainings to widows, orphans and underprivileged girls on different skills i.e. drafting, cutting, sewing, knitting, hand and machine embroidery. Details here
Graduation and interest free loans Under the interest free loans component of the Ehsaas National Poverty Graduation Initiative, 80,000 monthly interest free loans are being disbursed nationwide over the next four years. Details here
Ehsaas Amdan (Income) Programme Ehsaas Amdan (Income) program provides assets to enable the underprivileged to start small businesses along with skills training and business planning. Details here.
Solution Challenge Policy to build value chains (Rural Transformation Policy for Poverty) The multi-sectoral Ehsaas Value Chain Building Committee has been constituted to develop a value chain building policy addressing rural challenges, particularly small landholdings, subsistence farming, exploitation by extractive Aarhtis (middlemen) and stress selling. Policy is being formulated.
Policy to support the most marginalized groups Partner with NGOs to upscale successful programs for orphans, street children, seasonal migrants, transgenders, victims of child and bonded labour and daily wage workers. The dormant organization Trust for Voluntary Organizations has been given a new mandate. Details can be accessed here.
Tracking portal App Tracking portal is under construction and will be operational soon. 
Data4Pakistan (District Development Portal) Free accessibility of data is being ensured through Data4Pakistan portal in which poverty and other socio-economic indicators across Pakistan’s districts have been made available to policy makers and the general public. Details here.
One window Ehsaas App One Window Ehsaas is a single-window information and service approach for better access to multiple Ehsaas programs. Work is underway on the first prototype of the Ehsaas physical centre and digital interfaces to be launched by March 2021.
EHSAAS TV Ehsaas TV will promote information and raise awareness on the Ehsaas program through electronic media. The channel will be airing soon.
Governance reforms in safety net institutions The Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Policy aims to build systems that limit opportunities for corruption and are meant to provide the backbone for transparent, efficient, accountable and well-targeted delivery of results. The Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Policy can be accessed here
Tahafuz Provision of safety nets for the vulnerable to protect the poor by one-time financial assistance against catastrophic health expenditures. The pilot phase of Tahafuz has been commenced after the preparatory work of over one and a half year.
Pledges to Ehsaas Through the pledge to Ehsaas we will invite the private sector to commit to the Ehsaas goals through financial, technical and institutional support. Details can be accessed here.
Ehsaas Langar Ehsaas will open 112 Langars nationwide over a 2-year period through public-private partnerships to serve meals to the poorest and most vulnerable segments of society. Details can be accessed here.
Ehsaas Food Card System for ration distribution in the public-private partnership mode. Ehsaas has initiated a procurement process to identify private sector partners for devising a ration distribution mechanism.
Ehsaas Garbage Rickshaw A garbage collection vehicle that is used to earn a living through collecting and sorting out waste. Ehsaas has launched a solution challenge for the best Garbage Rickshaw design. The details of the challenge can be accessed here
Ehsaas Thela Institutionalization of a new generation of Thela design that sells food and non-food items. Ehsaas has launched a solution challenge for the best Thela design. The details of the challenge can be accessed here
Ehsaas Clean Cooking Stoves Commercial model of a clean cooking stove to address clean cooking and reduce toxic emissions. Ehsaas has launched a solution challenge for the best Clean Cooking Stove design. The details of the challenge can be accessed here
Ehsaas Online Education Online education content as a public good for K12, addressing the challenge of giving children quality education. Ehsaas has initiated a procurement process to identify private sector partners for provision of online education at scale.
Ehsaas Artisans to Fashion Houses Connecting artisans to fashion houses for value chain development & employment. Ehsaas has initiated a procurement process to identify fashion houses willing to integrate with rural enterprise level value chains and artisans.
Ehsaas platforms for daily wage workers Online daily wage platform that provides opportunities to skilled or semi-skilled workers to earn a wage. Ehsaas has initiated a procurement process for receiving proposals for development of the platform.
Ehsaas micro-credit for daily wage workers Online mirco-credit facilities for the unbanked and poor daily wage workers to access monthly rations. Ehsaas has initiated a procurement process for receiving proposals for set-up of the microcredit facilities.