Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) is the lead apex institution for community-driven development in the country. Set up by the Government of Pakistan as an autonomous not-for-profit organization, PPAF enjoys facilitation and support from the Government of Pakistan, The World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), KfWEntwicklungs bank (Development Bank of Germany) and other statutory and corporate donors. PPAF aims to be the catalyst for improving the quality of life, broadening range of opportunities and socio-economic mainstreaming of the poor and disadvantaged, especially women. As an intermediary wholesaler, PPAF funds multi-sector civil society as well as private sector organizations through a network of more than 100 Partner Organizations across the country. The core programmatic units of PPAF deliver a range of development interventions to strengthen the institutional capacity of civil society organizations, and support the creation of organizations of the poor, that can work together to alleviate poverty and achieve MDGs at the grass root level. Externally commissioned independent studies have demonstrated positive outcomes and impact of PPAF interventions on the lives of benefiting communities related to their economic output, household incomes, assets, agricultural productivity skills, other quality of life indices and disaster management.
Background and objective
PPAF works through an innovative, collaborative and community-driven approach towards poverty alleviation. To date PPAF has invested in developing capacities of approximately 120,000 organised community institutions (hamlet level), 14,271 village organisations, and 612 union council level federations. PPAF ensures an inclusive social mobilisation approach wherein the participation of women and poorest members of a village/hamlet in its community organisations (COs) are at least 40% and 60% respectively.
PPAF believes that in order to ensure sustainability of its social capital, it is imperative to develop leadership at the Third Tier Organization (TTO) which can demonstrate a sound governance and management system and ultimately sustain itself beyond PPAF support. These TTOs must have the inherent capacity to develop viable linkages with other civil society organisations, aid agencies and key stakeholders like philanthropists, etc. so that they remain engaged in accessing resources and opportunities for development.
PPAF envisions to furtherbuild capacities of the TTOs to a sustainable level so that it develops:
PPAF has approved a project which will sustain viable and active union councils (UCs) and village level organisations that have been formed under PPAF funding and are working in the poorest and most marginalised districts of Pakistan. PPAF has allocated finances for Phase/Batch 1 from its own resources.
The overall objective of hiring the consultant is to develop a roll-out/implementation plan for the newly approved project in building capacities of the TTOs (at union council level and village level organisations) and make them self-sustaining.
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Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) is the lead apex institution for community-driven development in the country. Set up by the Government of Pakistan, as an autonomous not-for-profit organization, PPAF enjoys facilitation and support from the Government of Pakistan, The World Bank, Internatio ...Read More