Nationwide Ehsaas Survey of 34.41 million families concludes

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WB Country Director congratulates over SA’s first ‘digital socio-economic census’

Zubair Qureshi

Ehsaas has successfully accomplished a countrywide National Socio-economic Registry Survey which includes households’ information in terms of geographic data, demographics, socio-economic status, education, health, disability, employment, energy consumption, assets, communications, agri-landholdings, WASH, livestock etc.

In order to celebrate the achievements of this milestone, Ehsaas hosted a reception that was attended by stakeholders, senior officials of the programme.

Country Director of the World Bank (WB) Najy Benhassine, Resident Coordinator UNRC, Julien Harneis, Secretary Ismat Tahira, and senior representatives of the government departments, Asian Development Bank (ADB), development partners and media officials joined the event.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr Sania Nishtar in her opening remarks said.

“We did various validations of the data to precisely identify the real poor and with the readiness of survey, we are now transiting from static to dynamic registry to make it more targeting efficient and to avoid possible inclusion and exclusion errors occurred due to continuous change in socio-economic status of the households especially due to demographic change.

Tehsil level Ehsaas Registration Desks have also been opened all over the country to keep the national socio-economic registry dynamic. Further, the registry will be regularly updated every four years,” she said.

Speaking on the occasion, Country Director World Bank also congratulated the Government of Pakistan and Ehsaas on achieving this historical milestone.

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