Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)


Region: South Asia

Country: Pakistan

Value: USD 34K

Start Date: 2011-04-18

End Date: 2011-07-18


Team Members

Syed Muhammad Sardar Ali
(Assignment Director)
Ahmad Afzal
(Assignment Manager)
Dr. L.A. Hijazi
(Team Leader)
Hammad Rehman
(Assignment Coordinator)

Project Description

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), the largest organization established by the Government of Pakistan to alleviate poverty in the country, is the biggest provider of funds and technical assistance to the private sector development organizations all over Pakistan.  During the financial year 2009-10, PPAF disbursed Rs. 16.26 billion through 39th and 40th batch funding approvals.  The amount was disbursed to Partner Organizations for Social Mobilization, Capacity Building, Water & Infrastructure, Health & Education, Human & Institutional Development and Reconstruction & Rehabilitation.  

Services provided by APEX

The services provided by the firms included qualitative and quantitative information to monitor project direction.  About 1000 household beneficiary questionnaires were completed, 40 FGDs were conducted and 40 Check List/ Profile of villages were conducted.  The assignment covered six districts (Haripur, Swabi, Ghotki, Kasur, Multan, Muzaffargarh) in four provinces.  The firm reviewed project documents, designed research instruments, mobilized and trained enumerators and supervisors