Poverty Alleviation through Community Empowerment and Participatory Development (PACE-PD)

Poverty Alleviation through Community Empowerment and Participatory Development (PACE-PD)
Approx. value of the contract: 116 million PKR


Location within Country (Districts)

Bhakkar (Punjab)

Name of Donor/ Funding Agency

European Union

Duration of Project (months):

36 months

Start date (month/year):

January 01, 2014

Completion date (month/year):

December 31, 2016


No. of Project Staff


26 persons


Name of senior employees of your organization involved in project implementation

  • Syed Shah Nasir Khisro (Executive Director)
  • Saif Khan (Director R&D)
  • Fazal Ullah (Director Finance)
  • Majid Ali (Project Manager)
  • Syed Asif Ali Shah (M&E Officer)
  • Tanveer Abbas Gilani (CPI Coordinator)


Name of Consortium Members (if the project was implemented by a consortium)

  1. SABAWON (lead applicant)
  2. IRSP (Co-applicant)

Project Objectives, Outcomes and list of major activities (Not more than 500 words)

Project Outcomes

To restore and strengthen resilience of communities through social mobilization and community empowerment enabling them to participate in the development process

Expected Results:

Result 1: Formation and strengthening of a three-tiered community mobilization system for social and economic development at Community, Village and Union Council level

Result 2: Community social infrastructure built or rehabilitated to improve basic social service delivery, taking into account disaster risk reduction principles.

Result 3: Capacities of local administration at Union Council and Tehsil level to plan, monitor and supervise development strengthened.

List of major activities (along with targets)

  • Formation of 3-tiers mobilization system i.e. COs, VOs and LSOs
  • COs, VOs, LSOs engaged in development activities
  • Awareness sessions on SDGs/MDGs, Law and Justice, Climate resilience communities, risk management and gender mainstreaming.
  • Account Saving and financial inclusion and functional literacy.
  • Provision of Microcredit scheme (Small level loans) for eligible community members and linking the CI;s members to MFIs and MFBs.
  • CPI schemes constructed and restored
  • Productive asset transfer both tangible assets and intangible assets to poorest community members with score 0-18 on poverty score card (PSC)
  • Provision of Skills training

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Posted on

October 24, 2017