A flagship programme of Ministry of Poverty Alleviation & Social Safety, Government of Pakistan and IFAD

Social mobilization | Livelihoods development | Financial inclusion






Social mobilization is central to NPGP’s approach of bringing about transformational change by empowering communities to determine their development priorities at the individual, household and communal levels. NPGP has invested heavily in forming community institutions at the hamlet and village levels that are representative of the entire community including women and the poorest households. For NPGP, areas of work under SM include a focus on strengthening community institutions and a cadre of CRPs that will engage with the community at large on issues such as women’s empowerment, transparency and accountability, disability, disaster preparedness etc.
•  3,980 Community Resource Persons to be trained
•  Formation/revitalization of 3,980 Community Institutions
•  39,275 community trainings and awareness raising sessions
•  Accreditation /Certification of 172 LSOs
•  853 Youth engagement events/activities
•  1,060 development meetings linking community institutions with line departments.


The ultra, vulnerable and chronic poor populations in the target Union Councils are identified through the Poverty Scorecard (PSC), a nationwide poverty survey which ranks households on a scale from 0 to 100. Under NPGP, the partner organisation works with each eligible household to develop a Livelihood Investment Plan (LIP) that identifies existing skills and resources within the household and lays out future plans. Based on the LIP, each household receives a productive asset – equipment, tools, livestock, agri-inputs, vocational trainings and so on – that allows them to generate an income.
•  Assets to be distributed to 158,294 households falling between 0-23 on the PSC


As vulnerable poor, chronically poor and transitorily poor households begin to expand or diversify their businesses they become eligible to apply for interest free loans. The interest free loan scheme provides subsidised loans of varying tenures for productive purposes. Under NPGP, households falling between 12-40 on the Poverty Scorecard are supported to access finance.
•  226,605 IFL loans to be provided to 172,786 beneficiaries.


The asset beneficiaries and loan recipients under NPGP are eligible to receive basic trainings that allow them to use the assets and loans effectively. The skills development component of NPGP gives all beneficiaries of tangible assets, basic asset management and functional literacy training. Recipients of vocational trainings or intangible assets will receive enterprise development trainings. Recipients of the interest free loans receive a financial literacy training designed to enhance their capacity to budget, manage cash flow and repay the loan while increasing their asset base and/or investing in their business.
•  Functional literacy, basic business/asset management trainings to be provided to 142,250 households
•  Enterprise development trainings to be provided to 15,624 beneficiaries
•  Financial literacy trainings to be provided to 172,786 Interest Free Loan recipients