Project Completion Report (PPAF-III)

Project Completion Report (PPAF-III)

Project Category: 


Project Scope

The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Ill (PPAF Ill) Project was a USD 250 million World Bank financed project initiated on August 1, 2009 and completed in March 2016. Its objective was to empower the targeted poor with increased incomes, improved   productive   capacity   and   access   services   to   achieve sustainable livelihoods. The project comprised of five components -- (i) Social mobilization and institution building (ii) Livelihoods enhancement and protection; (iii) Micro-credit access; (iv) Basic services and infrastructure; and v) Project implementation support. The project built on eight years of previous experience with PPAF and aimed to improve poverty outcomes through a deepening and saturation approach in targeted areas, a stronger focus on poor households and women.


PPAF hired services of AiD to develop an End of Project Report based on evaluation of PPAF’s interventions under the programme.


An experienced team of technical specialists carried out extensive field based investigation of PPAF III interventions, project outcomes/ achievements, process and progress reviews, noting of best practices and lessons learnt.

Based on the first hand data collected by this team, an evidence-based comprehensive Project Completion Report was prepared. The report followed the broad contours of the format of a World Bank Implementation Completion Report and was designed primarily to assist the World Bank in its assessment of PPAF's performance. However, in the preparation of the report, the team had capitalized upon the opportunity to take a critical review at some of the most difficult challenges in implementing a complex and geographically dispersed project with many new and innovative aspects. The report thus served the purpose of enabling PPAF a deeper reflection on the challenge of poverty alleviation and social inclusion in Pakistan.


Key Staff Engaged

  • CPI Expert
  • Environment Expert
  • Finance Expert
  • Gender Expert
  • Research Analysts

Name of Client: 

  • Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)

Project Duration/ Timeline: 

December 2015 to March 2016

Approx. value of the contract: 

US$ 267,000


  • Pakistan