Assignment Name:

Pathway Analysis of PROSPER Programme

Name of Client:
Funded by:

Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)

Duration of assignment (months):
Start date (month/year):
Completion date (month/year):

3 Months
June 2016
August 2016

Location within country:

Location within country: Satkhira, Patuakhali, Khulna, Barisal, Barguna, Rangpur, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Kurigram, Gaibandha and Jamalpur

Narrative description of Project:

‘Promoting Financial Services for Poverty Reduction (PROSPER)’ programme was initiated in July 2007 and ended in June, 2016. PKSF launched two innovative programmes named ‘Programmed Initiatives for Monga Eradication (PRIME)’ and ‘Learning and Innovation Fund to Test New Ideas (LIFT)’ with its own resources aiming poverty alleviation and employment generation for the seasonally vulnerable poor in 2006. In July 2007, the PRIME and LIFT programmes were brought together under the umbrella of PROSPER with funding from the UK-Aid Department for International Development (DFID). Innovision has been commissioned to conduct a ‘Pathway Analysis of PROSPER Programme’.

The study will analyze the programme pathway through which it evolved and assess issues related to sustainability from different aspects. As part of the study, Innovision team conducted field visits to both North-west and South-west regions in June 2016. A detailed pathway analysis report and strategy paper will be developed as deliverable under this assignment.

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

Innovision is responsible for the following:

  • Conducting a programme pathway analysis and explaining the evolution of the programme and the different programmatic and non-programmatic variables that led to the evolution over the course of time.
  • Explaining how the interventions are related to inclusive and sustainable development to address extreme poverty challenges and to ensure human dignity of the graduated households.
  • Defining the key lessons from the PRIME and the LIFT programmes on household targeting, intervention design, programme management, monitoring and evaluation for interventions on extreme poverty.
  • Providing strategic recommendations for the donors and programme managers to build on the learning from the PRIME and LIFT Programme.
  • Delivering two high quality reports- (i) the ‘Pathway Analysis’ report and (ii) the Strategy Paper.
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