Delegation of International Development Partners visits one window Ehsaas Centre

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Staff Reporter

Senator Dr Sania Nishtar, SAPM hading a delegation of international development partners visited One Window Ehsaas Center in Sitara Market.

The official delegation comprised of H.E. Christian Turner, British High Commissioner; Najy Benhassine, Country Director World Bank; Chris Kaye, Country Director, WFP; Annabel Gerry, Development Director, FCDO; Knut Ostby, Resident Representative, UNDP Pakistan; Tobias Becker, Country Director GIZ; Stephen Langrell, Team Leader Rural Development and Economic Cooperation, EU Delegation to Pakistan; and Luis Gorjon, Chief Social Policy, UNICEF.

The delegation was briefed on the One Stop Shop operations of Ehsaas which integrate all benefits and services for 14 different target groups in one space.

They were also apprised that One Window Centers will be expanded to all districts nationwide to enable rule-based delivery of the multiple Ehsaas programmes through a single window.

International Development Partners of Ehsaas took stock of the wide ranging One Window Ehsaas services and met beneficiaries being served.

They gained a first-hand experience around how One Window Center of Ehsaas was helping people to access all Ehsaas services and benefits under one roof by facilitating procedural requirements.

“Having all Ehsaas services at one place, facilitate Ehsaas beneficiaries who previously needed to go to many offices to get their issues resolved”, said Dr. Sania.

The delegation widely lauded the One Window Ehsaas Operations and appreciated that for the first time in the country, a comprehensive single window operations had been formulated to facilitate a common man. Knut Ostby, Resident Representative, UNDP Pakistan commented, “Very impressed today by visit to Ehsaas One Window Center.

Access to wide range of services for health, education, social protection, financial inclusion, income generation. Ambition is for these to be established in each district.

Many congratulations Sania Nishtar!” “Impressive new Ehsaas One Window Centre Islamabad”, remarked Annabel Gerry, Development Director, FCDO.

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