Evaluation of Interventions under Bacha Khan Poverty Alleviation Programme

Evaluation of Interventions under Bacha Khan Poverty Alleviation Programme

Project Category: 


Project Scope

Bacha Khan Poverty Alleviation Programme (BKPAP), 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 (SRSP). 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 since then made significant achievements in all major components.


AiD was hired to carry out an evaluation of the programme interventions. 


The evaluation aimed to assess the immediate impacts, relevance, efficiency,    effectiveness    and    sustainability of the programme interventions towards expected outcomes envisaged in PC I/financing agreement. Also, the evaluation validated achievements against targets of the annual work-plan and highlight unexpected results (positive or negative) and missed opportunities.


Following services were performed under this large evaluation;


  • Conducting necessary field visits, topographic surveys (providing as­ built situation with all utilities and relevant information), Geo­ technical investigations and tests
  • Detailed designing and supervision of water sanitation & hygiene (wash) component


The evaluation presented key findings, drew 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 were to aim to further improve the poverty targeting and packages, strategies, implementation mechanism, and management efficiency of prospective government programmes and projects.


Key Staff Engaged

  • Team Leader/ Evaluation Specialist
  • Community-based development expert
  • Livelihoods Development Expert

Name of Client: 

  • Sarhad Rural Support Programme

Project Duration/ Timeline: 

January 2013 to March 2017

Approx. value of the contract: 



  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa