Baseline Survey in Based Poverty Programme in Sindh
Short summary of Project
The Rural Support Programmes Network is a network of ten Rural Support Pragrammes (RSPs), collectively the largest group of civil society organizations working with 2.7 million rural households in 105 districts of Pakistan. The Sindh Rural Support Organization being one of the members of RSPN was established in July 2003 in five districts of Sindh with an aim to improve the livelihoods and the living standards of the rural poor people. The objective of this survey was twofold i.e. to assess the representative socio-economic characteristics and to set a benchmark for assessing the impact of the UCBPRP interventions on the standard of living of the participants.
The services provided by the firm included; refinement of the instruments to establish a baseline to measure the future impact of the project. Our firm mobilized and trained 16 enumerators and field supervisors including female researchers with experience in socio-economic research. Four teams were deployed in both districts to collect household information about demographic composition of household, educational status, health status, household income & expenditure, food consumption, household assets, housing facilities and mobilization of household at village level. Data from 36 sampled villages was collected and 1224 questionnaires were administered. Results were compiled using CSPro and analysis was done using SPSS. Two separate baseline reports were prepared separately for Kandkot and Shikarpur districts.