Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, PPAF, World Food Programme, WFP
References
[1] Ehsaas Nashonuma Programme website. < https://www.pass.gov.pk/Detail7fbd0b2e-63a2-4da7-ab04-6a64adff488b>. Accessed April 2021 [2] Ehsaas Nashonuma Brief. < https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma%20Brief_Aug12.pdf > Accessed April 2021
Population group
Women

Programme Details

Programme objectives
Programme components
The Ehsaas Nashonuma aims to address stunting among pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and their children less than 2 years of age through conditional cash transfers of PKR 1500 per quarter per PLW for boy child and PKR 2,000/- per quarter per girl child of Ehsaas Kafaalat beneficiaries linked with consumption of specialized nutritious Food, immunization and attendance of health awareness sessions on quarterly basis. The design is focusing first 1000 days window of opportunities, planned nutritional services will address nutrient gaps that are critical for improving birth outcomes and preventing stunting The Ehsaas Nashonuma will be launched as a pilot project in 9 districts of the country in the first phase selected on the basis of high stunting rate and in coordination with the provincial health departments. 33 Ehsaas Nashunama Marakaz will be established at Tehsil level health facilities to provide
References
[2] Ehsaas Nashonuma Brief. <https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma%20Brief_Aug12.pdf Accessed April 2021 [3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021
Start date
2020 to 2023
References
[1] Ehsaas Nashonuma Programme website. < https://www.pass.gov.pk/Detail7fbd0b2e-63a2-4da7-ab04-6a64adff488b>. Accessed April 2021 [2] Ehsaas Nashonuma Brief. <https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma%20Brief_Aug12.pdf> Accessed April 2021 [3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs <https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021
Conditionalities (if any)
• Participation in awareness session on hygiene, breast feeding, dietary diversity • Quarterly immunization • Quarterly antenatal and post-natal care • At least 90% consumption of specialized nutritious food in the quarter, as supported by • empty sachets and growth monitoring
References
[3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021
Coverage
221,000 Ehsaas beneficiaries including pregnant and lactating mothers and their children less than 2 years of age in 9 districts of the country
References
[3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021
Programme expenditure
Budget allocation: PKR 8.52 billion. The programme is fully funded by Government of Pakistan
References
[3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
The Ehsaas Nashonuma will be launched as a pilot project in 9 districts of the country in the first phase selected on the basis of high stunting rate and in coordination with the provincial health departments. The 9 programme districts included in the pilot phase are Khyber, Upper Dir, Bagh, Ghizer, Hunza, Kharmang, Kharan, Badin, and Rajanpur
References
[3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021
Target groups
Women and Children, Poor Households
References
[3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021
Eligibility criteria
• The target population includes pregnant and lactating women and children under months of age. • The programme focuses largely upon Government of Pakistan’s Kafaalat households in programme districts. A maximum of 2 children from each beneficiary household will benefit from the programme
References
[3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash and Food
References
[3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021
Amount of benefits
Quarterly transfer (Rs. 1500/- for pregnant and lactating women and boy child, and Rs. 2000/- for girl child)
References
[3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021
Payment/delivery frequency
Quarterly
References
[3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021
Benefit delivery mechanism
Ehsaas Nashonuma aims to address stunting in children under 23 months of age by providing the following: • Provision of Specialized Nutrition Food for pregnant and lactating women and children (under 23 months) • Conditional Cash Transfer on quarterly basis aimed at increasing the uptake of health and nutrition services Quarterly transfer (Rs. 1500/- for pregnant and lactating women and boy child, and Rs. 2000/- for girl child) • Immunization for pregnant and lactating women and children (under 23 months) • Awareness Sessions on Breast Feeding, Hygiene, Sanitation, Dietary diversity etc. • Antenatal care/postnatal care (quarterly
References
[3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021
Benefit recipients
The target population includes Provision of Specialized Nutrition Food for pregnant and lactating women and children (under 23 months)
References
[3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
After a maximum of 15 months period (9 months pregnancy and 6 months of exclusive breast feeding) in case of pregnant and lactating women. Over a maximum period of 23 months for children
References
[3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The beneficiary mothers and children will be registered in the programme through Ehsaas Nashonuma android based application at the Ehsaas Nashonuma Center and will be tracked through the app. Also, the barcodes and serial numbers engraved on the sachets of specialized nutritious food will be used to track the distribution and consumption
References
[3] Ehsaas Nashonuma - FAQs https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_1_%20FAQs%20Eng%20Ehsaas%20Nashonuma_Aug%2012.pdf> Accessed April 2021