Social Mobilization Project

SRSP in partnership with Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) implemented SM/ID project in priority and non priority Districts of KPK. Priority district include Battagram, Shangla, Kohistan, Upper Dir and Swat while non priority district are Peshawar, Charsadda, Kohat, Karak and Mansehra.

Project Goal: 

To reduce poverty in Pakistan through social mobilization by fostering cooperation between government’s development efforts and indigenously developed, grass root rural support networks”

Project Objective

To reduce rural poverty in Pakistan by involving people in their own development through a process of social mobilization through formation of Village and Community Organizations (COs and VOs) of the poor to improve implementation of government and donor-supported initiatives”
The projects were primarily a social mobilization process focused on formation of three tiers Social Organizations i.e. COs, VOs & LSOs and Capacity building of local communities so that they can identify and prioritize their problems, mobilize resources and strive for problem solution; developing linkages for services delivery and advocacy for rights.
The SM/ID Project specifically focused on:

  • Social organization and developing/fostering community institutions in the targeted districts of KPK
  • Mainstreaming the poor, marginalized segment of society and resource poor areas in the project districts with special focus on gender and vulnerable
  • Networking and linkage development for channeling resources, problem redressal and service delivery
  • Marginalized segments mainstreaming
  • Awareness regarding Roles of state and citizen
  • An important consideration of the project is focus on rights – the project intends to raise awareness in communities about their rights – legal and constitutional

Project activites include;

  • Poverty Score Card survey
  • Formation of Community Organizations (CO)/Village Organizations(VO) /Local Support Organizations (LSO)
  • Reactivation of inactive COs
  • Capacity building of CO/VO/LSO activists

Target Vs Achievements

Activity

Target

Achievements

Non-Priority District

Formation of Cos

3507

3500

Formation of VOs

177

186

Formation of LSOs

10

8

Activists trained at CO Level

9180

6779

Activists trained at VO Level

1884

2360

Activists trained at LSO Level

210

260

Total Funds Allocated

112,70,000

114,266,142

Priority District

Formation of Cos

2250

2396

Formation of VOs

97

95

Formation of LSOs

5

5

Activists trained at CO Level

4920

4106

Activists trained at VO Level

1150

889

Activists trained at LSO Level

2471

1893

Development of VDPs

149

149

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