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South Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project

The Government of Punjab, with financial assistance of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has launched a project titled South Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project (SPPAP) in Districts Bhawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Muzaffargarh and Rajanpur in South Punjab. SPPAP is designed to assist the Government to achieve its objectives of economic growth and poverty alleviation. The overall goal of the project is to reduce rural poverty in Southern Punjab. IRM is implementing vocational and enterprise training for poor communities of the four target districts, hence contributing in generation of enhanced employment and self-employment opportunities.

The training Interventions allotted to IRM are as follows;

  1. Vocational Training Organization (VTO): IRM is providing skills training to a total of 11,555 men and women, preferably youth, in different trades. Furthermore, IRM is involved in the selection of participants, establishment of mobile centers, training delivery and provision of post training services.
  2. Entrepreneur Training Organization (ETO): As part of the ETO, IRM is going to offer two year Diploma courses to selected 56 Entrepreneur Activists (EAs). IRM will also train 3,081 men and women in entrepreneurial skills. Out of the total target, 770 men and women will be provided with business incubation support and will be linked to MFIs.

Both the interventions are expected to help the poor rural communities in availing different livelihood opportunities and will increase the incomes of households through engaging community in employment, self-employment activities and business establishment.


Duration: 21 Months

Contact: anwar@irm.edu.pk

Institute of Rural Management
#7, Sunrise Avenue, Main Park Road near COMSATS University,
Islamabad, Pakistan.
Tel: +92 51 8742201-7
Fax: +92 51 8742208
Email: info@irm.edu.pk