UCBPRP- Poverty Reduction through Skill Development

Government of Sindh has commissioned IRM and SRSO to improve the social and economic status of the poorest of the poor by imparting vocational skills to the selected recipients through the UC Based Rural Poverty Reduction Programme (UCBPRP).

UCBPRP aimed at contributing to economic growth of poor households at the village level by identifying the poorest of the poor households through NRSP developed poverty score card. Once identified, these opportunities will be provided through linkages on a large scale for providing income generating grants to the destitute households, through micro-credits managed and run by VOs, through community savings programme, through vocational skill and employment creation and through linkages with government and other agencies for the delivery of social sector services.

IRM’s association in this project is directed at the capacity building component as our previous successful technical experiences in skills and enterprise, employment promotion, income generation and local economic development in other projects across Pakistan is self complimentary.

Objectives

Project Methodology

The methodology consists of a set of procedures for systematically identifying employment and income generating opportunities at the local/ community level. The major characteristics of the approach are given as under:

Pre-Training: Training needs identification, TNA, screening process, designing of the training, technical assessment, social assessment (village assembly).

Training: Quality training conducted in the field and at properly equipped institute with all necessary equipment and training material.

Post-Training: Facilitating trainees (wherever possible) for on job training or financial support. Post training services will be provided to those beneficiaries who start their own enterprise or need advice for placement. For effective feedback and coordination, the graduating trainees will be provided envelopes.

Implementation Strategy

The project would be followed and carried out with the help of a strategic plan which would comprise of several approaches of effective training. Participants will be selected amongst the poorest of the poor with the utilization of Poverty Score Card. Training will be conducted by the IRM team at field level, in Sukkur and Islamabad.

Contact: ijaz@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