Strengthening low-income household support programmes

  • In Pakistan, low-income households remain vulnerable to economic shocks, with 52% of the entire population at risk of falling back into poverty.
  • This policy brief investigates how integrating actions to improve air and water quality and create income earning opportunities for women can improve low-income support programmes such as the Kamyab Pakistan Programme (KPP) and buffer vulnerable households.
  • The brief also includes recommendations on what can be incorporated within KPP itself to make it more effective, such as improving coordination across existing programmes that strive to improve air and water quality, and encouraging enterprise among women borrowers from vulnerable households.