09 April 2020 – Ehsaas Cash Distribution Programme for less privileged families

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Local Government, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Ehsas Welfare program

Overview: “1,774,000 poor and eligible families have received Rs12,000 cash each as four-month stipend under the programme,” Special Assistant to the PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar said in a media briefing on Sunday, 12th April 2020
Full details here: https://www.dawn.com/news/1548751/rs225bn-distributed-among-17m-families-says-pms-aide

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Perception of an increased threat