Social Mobilisation & Institutional Development

Social Mobilization is the mainstay of BRSP’s interventions in rural development which proves that only established Community Institutions (CIs) having strong linkages, can bring true empowerment and alleviate poverty when households are united to form of COs, VOs and LSOs. Then these institutions can play a decisive role to addressing most crucial and challenging issues of rural poor to come out of vicious cycle of poverty. Subsequently, the social and human capital produced have the potential to serve as a building block for developing transparent, accountable and professionally managed networks of CIs.

BRSP started gradually maturing-up its three tiers social mobilization model focusing on federating COs into VOs and then LSOs so that CIs can take over the service delivery role as part of its long-term strategy. This role was further enhanced through creating synergies with local government institutions. However, BRSP continued its role as a mentor or facilitator, but the actual implementation of development initiatives needed to be owned and championed by the local communities.  Apart from RSPs’ institutional development approach, BRSP has also formed specific groups under various projects since its inception. The details of social mobilization since 1991 and the reporting year are given in the below table:

Institutions/Groups formed

During the Year Jul-16 – June-17

Cumulative as of June 2017

Total CIs

Membership

Overall CIs

Membership

Community Organizations (Men)

236

3599

10060

158176

Community Organizations (Women)

56

836

4378

68860

Community Organizations (Mix)

3

45

58

878

Total

295

4480

14496

227914

Village Organizations (Men)

124

1238

1773

21069

Village Organizations (Women)

3

18

507

5481

Village Organizations (Mix)

11

84

53

509

Total

138

1340

2333

27059

Local Support Organization (Men)

11

254

80

2304

Local Support Organization (Women)

0

0

1

17

Total

11

254

81

2321

Village Specialist Association (VSAs)

0

0

21

133

Farmer Associations (FAs)

0

0

458

6219

Parent education Committees (PECs)

0

0

159

1180

Village Health Committees (VHCs)

0

0

104

1097

Liaison Committees (LCs)

0

0

4

80

Wash Committees

0

0

132

1123

Outcome of  the Community Institutions and Community Trainings

BRSP assesses the outcome of CIs through its Outcome Tracking Sheet (OTS). Following summary will highlight achievements made by the CIs in the year 2016-17:

  • 990 CIs reported operating their bank accounts.
  • 387 CIs attained registration from Social Welfare Department, GoB.

  • 6,958 CIs’ saved a total amount of Rs. 33,075,430.
  • 1,003 CIs provided small loans through
    internal lending of Rs. 5,045,090 after approving 1,169 cases that benefitted 7,021 men and women.
  • 767 CIs mobilized Rs. 2,396,913 through internal resources.
  • Men and women CIs conducted 8,312 awareness sessions on basic human and
    civics rights, health & hygiene and social cohesion benefiting 211,014 men and women.
  • CIs facilitated 41,915 men and women in Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) preparation.
  • Men and women CIs held 4,104 campaigns and facilitated 41,258 men and women in voter registration.
  • Men and women CIs held 5,331 campaigns and enrolled 37,954 children in schools
  • CIs linked 44,607 men and women with social safety net programmes and benefitted from Rs. 2,910,400.
  • Men and women CIs have taken 4,656 self-help initiatives such as rehabilitation of Drinking Water Supply Schemes (DWSS), irrigation channels extension, protection walls,
    karezes, cleaning of water reservoirs, organizing medical camps and provision of reading writing material, etc. benefiting 226,660 men and women by spending an amount of Rs. 5,904,753.
  • Men and women CIs developed a total of 3,263 productive linkages with other organizations and mobilized resources for installation/rehabilitation of schemes for irrigation purposes, construction of water reservoirs, electricity transmission line, repair and renovation of education and health facilities, etc.  The total amount spent was Rs. 235,850,538 that benefitted 144,017 men and women
  • 1,169 CIs assisted members of COs, VOs in conducting meetings, record keeping and linkages development, etc.

Social Mobilisation & Institutional Development
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For Grievances/Complaints

Mr. Muhammad Asim

Senior Manager Finance

Balochistan Rural Support Programme

Email:   m.asim@brsp.org.pk

Tel:   +92- 81 2471437-9

Ext:   104



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