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Cabinet appreciates first of its kind report on Ehsaas Emergency Cash authored by Dr. Sania Nishtar


Islamabad -July 21, 2020: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation presented Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme report to the Federal Cabinet. It is for the first time that a programme report has been presented with a detailed methodology of the design and insights from real time evaluation. The Prime Minister paid rich tribute to the report. Authored by the Ehsaas leader, Dr. Nishtar, the report shares the knowledge gained in designing and implementing a massive national program in real time, in a context of complexity and uncertainty, with speed. It also outlines the operational challenges encountered and the means of their mitigation. Commenting on the flagship report, Dr. Nishtar remarked, “Public accountability and transparency are the underlying motivation for this report. I believe that a culture of transparent and evidence-based decision-making is necessary to reform governance in Pakistan. Integrity, transparency and openness have to be ingrained in government institutions and processes in order for democracies to deliver for their people”. The report can be accessed here.