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PR No. 223 BISP JOINS HANDS WITH WORLD BANK FOR A BETTER TOMORROW FOR THE POOREST OF THE POOR Islamabad: April 26, 2016

BISP is committed to a beneficiary centric service delivery model with strengthened capacity transforming BISP into a dynamic program facilitating human capital development and better access to complimentary services. This was stated by Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon in her closing remarks at stakeholders ‘conference to discuss the way forward for BISP at Bhurban today.

The workshop was attended by federal, provincial stakeholders, academia, civil society, development partners and international experts in social protection.  Eighty-three participants representing twenty-three organizations came up with fruitful recommendations that would further fine tune the success story – known as BISP.

World Bank team acknowledged the systems developed by BISP to objectively identify the poor, efficient and transparent service delivery and endeavors to improve beneficiary access to complimentary social and productive services. World bank recognized BISP as national platform for target service delivery and extended their support to BISP’s noble cause. Senior Economist World Bank Lucian Bucur Pop, Program Leader WB Aleksandra Posarac, Polly Jones, Iftikar Malik and others represented World Bank.

Chairperson BISP reiterated that vision for BISP is to make it national flagship program following corporate principles working on poverty graduation in collaboration with provincial governments and development partners.  She added that BISP has made an impressive progress in enrolling 1.4 million children in WeT program in short span of time and believes in recognizing the efforts of provinces as a partner in implementation.

Secretary BISP stated that BISP would keep playing proactive role as custodian of the poorest and put in efforts to strengthen the ownership at community level and ensure sustainability.

The workshop highlighted mechanism of collaborative partnerships, development of monitoring and evaluation SoPs and linkages with social service providers. The workshop ended with a commitment to improve federal-provincial collaboration, better payment systems, improvement of case management and grievance redresser system, communication and outreach plan for NSER update, BBCs linkage with local government and better access to complimentary services.

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