Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project

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Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project

The Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project (SPPAP) will be implemented in the districts of Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Muzafargarh and Rajanpur. The total rural population of these districts is estimated to be 8.6 million or just over 1.2 million households.
The project objective is to increase the incomes of the target population by enhancing their employment potential and boosting agricultural productivity and production.
The SPPAP will benefite landless casual labourers, smallholder farmers and woman-headed households. It is expected that about 80,000 poor rural households from four districts will benefit directly from the project.
The project will assist the Government of Punjab in achieving its economic growth and poverty alleviation objectives.
One of the innovations of the SPPAP is the use of the poverty scorecard as an effective targeting instrument.
Status: Ongoing
Approval Date
15 December 2010
2010 - 2028
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 183.51 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 154.57 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 5.6 million
Beneficiaries US$ 3.32 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
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Project Contact
Arnoldus Leo Julianus Hameleers

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