Evaluation of Interventions under Bacha Khan Poverty Alleviation Programme

Evaluation of Interventions under Bacha Khan Poverty Alleviation Programme

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Narrative description of Project:

Bacha Khan Poverty Alleviation Programme (BKPAP) was a multi-sectoral initiative aimed at alleviating rural poverty through reviving livelihoods, improving human and productive assets and developing government’s capacity for pro-poor development with a particular focus on the most vulnerable including women. The programme was a joint initiative of Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sarhad Rural Support Programme. With a financial outlay of PKR 1 billion, the programme was envisaged to benefit up to 1.206 million populations, directly and indirectly, in selected four districts (Battagram, Mardan, Karak and Upper Dir) of NWFP. The programme implementation started in 2009 in collaboration with government line agencies at provincial and district level and made significant achievements in all major components. 

Description of actual services provided in the assignment:

The evaluation aimed to assess the immediate impacts, relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the programme interventions (Including water supply, sanitation and drainage etc) towards expected outcomes envisaged in PC I financing agreement. The evaluation also validated achievements against targets of the annual work-plan and highlighted unexpected results (positive or negative) and missed opportunities. The evaluation presented key findings, major lessons, and provided a set of clear and forward-looking options leading to strategic and actionable recommendations for SRSP-BKPAP specifically and Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in general. The recommendations of the evaluation aimed to further improve the poverty targeting and packages, strategies, implementation mechanism, and management efficiency of prospective government programmes and projects. The “Evaluation” also responded to the long standing culture of “institutional accountability” and continuing improvements.

Name of Client: 

  • Sarhad Rural Support Programme

Project Duration/ Timeline: 

January 2013 to March 2017

Approx. value of the contract: 

US$40,000

Location: 

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa