National Poverty Graduation (NPGP) Programme

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Project Briefing

Project Overall Aim:

To assist the ultra-poor and very poor in graduating out of poverty on a sustainable basis; simultaneously improving their overall food security, nutritional status, and resilience to climate change.

The Specific Objective:

Enabling the rural poor and especially women and youth to realize their development potential and attain higher level of social and economic well-being through a proven flexible and responsive menu of assistance.

The National Poverty Graduation Programme(NPGP) is funded by International  Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD) and Government of Pakistan(GoP), to be implemented over a period of six years. The programme aims to benefit the ultra-poor and very poor in graduating out of poverty on sustainable as is while improving their overall livelihood. The development objective of the project is to enable the rural poor, especially women and youth to realize their innate potential and attain a higher level of social and economic well-being through a proven, flexible and responsive menu of assistance.

The poverty graduation approach in the NPGP combines elements of three distinct approaches–social mobilisation, livelihood development, and financial inclusion. The capacity-building of community organizations through strong social mobilization support is key to support individual households to access multiple opportunities (from markets, private sector and government).