BISP to impart social protection trainings to other countries: Marvi

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 (APP): Chairperson, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), Marvi Memon Monday said National Socio Economic Registry (NSER), Waseela e Taleem (WeT) and payment modules of the programme were being lauded internationally and many countries had shown great interest in getting trainings from Pakistan.

She said that BISP had emerged as a success story that
had the ability to brand Pakistan internationally by training social protection teams of other countries. BISP had already imparted trainings to Nigeria whereas Tanzania and Egypt had shown interest in getting trainings from Pakistan.

BISP being a flagship national social safety net programme was not only a ray of hope for the poorest of the poor in the country, but also was acclaiming international recognition as well, she said this while referring to international conference on social safety in Mexico, where Pakistan was the only South Asian country invited in recognition of its success in area of social protection.

The Chairperson said BISP, being one of the top five social
safety nets in terms of targeting, had launched a pilot phase of re survey, aiming to become number one.

Pilot phase would be followed by national roll out in March
2017 and re survey would be completed by March 2018.
She said under Waseela e Taleem, BISP had enrolled 1.3 children in schools and it aimed at enrolling two million children by December 2017.

BISP was shifting its electronic payment mechanisms to biometric verification system and targets to complete this conversion countrywide by December 2017 to maximize transparency by eliminating middleman culture.

Marvi Memon reiterated that under a new mandate, Donor Coordination Wing of BISP, responsible for international cooperation would hold international conferences with the help of development partners for purpose of knowledge sharing on social protection and ways to establish league of social safety nets spearheaded by BISP.