Proposals invited from firms for Kamyab Pakistan Programme monitoring

By Staff Reporter | DAWN Mar 25, 2022

The government on Thursday invited request for proposals from firms for setting up monitoring and evaluation unit of the Kamyab Pakistan Programme (KPP) including the wholesale banks, executing agencies and micro-borrowers.

In a memorandum, the Ministry of Finance has sought technical and financial proposals within two weeks from the relevant organisations and firms for monitoring and evaluation of five key components of the multi-billion rupees worth KPP. These components include loans for formers, business, construction of houses, skill based scholarship and Sehat card.

The monitoring of KPP would be on the basis of quarterly indicators including tracking of disbursements, guarantee limits, subsidies and billing, strength or solvency of the executing agencies, non-performing loans and recoveries, and early warning signs among others. Likewise, the evaluation would be on the basis of indicators like service effectiveness and breadth and depth of the outreach etc.

The financial performance of the programme will be examined on yearly outcomes like non-performance loans as percentage of outstanding portfolio, disbursements versus target, percentage of subsides. Outcomes of social indicators would be evaluated if business was created or expanded for which loan was provided, number of houses expanded, income levels increased, skilled developed or access to health facilities improved. On top of that, it would be also examined if the loan actually benefited the overall economy, or employment generation or revenue contribution.

The unit would generate monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annual reports. In doing so, the selected organisation would serve as a focal point for monitoring and evaluation of KPP under approved operational framework and provide input to the KPP’s advisory board of steering committee in matters of features, design and execution.

The selected firm would also recommend improvements in the system through analysis, market feedback or stakeholders’ consultation and help remove bottlenecks. The firm would be hired for three years.

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