How the World Can Learn From Imran Khan’s Poverty Alleviation Ehsaas Program is the subject of a paper published by Stanford University. In the article titled “Frameworks for a Developmental Welfare State: Lessons From Pakistan’s Ehsaas Initiative,” Stanford University praised the program.
To improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable and impoverished section of the population, the Pakistani government has been executing the Ehsaas Program.
The program offers access to health, education, and livelihood programs, as well as cash transfers to qualified households. Over 4 million families had benefited from the Imran Khan program as of May 2020.
Ehsaas Program is part of the government’s bigger poverty reduction measures, which also include the development of a national social safety net portal and the implementation of a social security card.
The government is also attempting to expand its reach and better target its safety net programs. The government is making a concerted effort to fight poverty in Pakistan and through these efforts intends to significantly enhance the lives of Pakistanis.
The Ehsaas Program offers a range of assistance to Pakistanis in need, such as cash transfers, specialized subsidies, and greater access to health and nutrition. The Program is regarded as a world-leading anti-poverty initiative since it has been successful in helping many of Pakistan’s most vulnerable citizens.
Additionally, with an emphasis on the lessons these changes offer for international policymakers, this paper examines the numerous policy, programmatic, and implementation reforms carried out throughout this time.
The study specifically emphasizes the significance of effective leadership, creating strong institutions, utilizing data and technology, and applying an integrated, inclusive strategy to combating poverty.
The results show that these changes have helped Ehsaas scale up its interventions’ impact, boost transparency, and do so while cultivating trust among program participants and administrators.