The lead apex institution for community-driven development in the country, the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund is an autonomous not for-profit organization enjoying facilitation from the GoP, The World Bank, IFAD, KfVVEntwicklungsbank (Germany) and other statutory and corporate donors. The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Ill (PPAF Ill)
Project was a USO 250 million World Bank financed project initiated on August 1, 2009 and expected to be 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.
This Project Completion Report for the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Ill project was prepared by a team of technical specialists who were given the responsibility of examining PPAF's implementation of the project and its achievements, outcomes, best practices and lessons learnt. The report followed the broad contours of the format of a World Bank Implementation Completion Report as 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.
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- Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)
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