Ehsaas Digital Survey

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Despite unprecedented challenges, the triumph of the Ehsaas program takes another stride as it successfully attains a countrywide National Socioeconomic Registry Survey which includes households’ information in terms of geographic data, demographics, socioeconomic status, education, health, disability, employment, energy consumption, assets, communications, agri-landholdings, WASH, livestock etcetera. Ehsaas conducted a door-to-door computer-aided survey all across the country to gather data about the socioeconomic status of households. With the conclusion, this will be the most reliable data set for the use of public sector institutions, think tanks, and development agencies for designing social protection and poverty alleviation programs. Pertinent to mention that, it is not only Pakistan’s but also South Asia’s first digitally-enabled socioeconomic census. The World Bank’s country director also congratulates the Government of Pakistan and Ehsaas on achieving this historical milestone. He further stated The World Bank feels proud to be the technical partner in this game-changer survey. There is no doubt  it will be really transformative that the registry will now facilitate data sharing for social protection programs of the federal government, provinces, government departments, and development agencies.” With the readiness of survey, Pakistan is 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 the socioeconomic status of the households especially due to demographic change.  Likewise, Tehsil level Ehsaas Registration Desks have also been opened all over the country to keep the national socioeconomic registry dynamic. Further, the registry will be regularly updated every four years. Indeed this is a remarkable achievement putting together the contours of development and digitalization together for the sustainable progress of the country.

 

 

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