Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program provides relief to people in need in Pakistan and is currently available in all provinces. This includes Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir. The impact of this program on women is also discussed. Future directions for research on this issue are also discussed.
In the coming months, the ISIS emergency cash program Kafaala will be rolled out in the country, enabling the poor and vulnerable to receive assistance. The program is designed to provide cash stipends to people in need, but there are several conditions to meet before a person can receive these benefits. To qualify, the beneficiary must be a Muslim, have a valid ID card, and meet the requirements for receiving these funds.
For those in need of cash assistance, the Ehsaas Kafalat Program will provide 12 to 14 thousand rupees to families every week. The program uses a biometric system to verify the identity of beneficiaries. It also has a payment system that allows beneficiaries to receive payments by sending a computerized National Identity Card number.
The Kafaalat Emergency Cash Program is one of the largest social safety nets in the country. It aims to provide immediate relief to citizens who have suffered from terrorism. In its first phase, the program provides cash to households earning less than Rs 20,000. The second and third phases will be introduced within the next few weeks. The beneficiaries are advised to use their funds to pay bills or cover living expenses, and not to make any deductions. If they fail to do so, they are advised to file a complaint.
The Kafaalat Program is different from BISP’s cash transfer program. The beneficiaries of the program can either obtain cash from the nearest Ehsaas Payment Center or through biometric ATM machines. In order to qualify for the program, a person must have a Computerized National Identity Card and complete the necessary biometric verification.
The Kafaalat Program is part of the Ehsaas initiative, which is another step toward a welfare state in Pakistan. This program distributes cash stipends of Rs 2,000 each month to poor women. It is administered through the Safe Payment System. A total of 1 crore poor women will receive the stipends by 2022, a significant increase from the earlier Rs. 12000 that was provided. This is a historic step towards women’s economic empowerment.
For those who do not have CNIC numbers or mobile numbers, you can check your eligibility online using the Ehsaas Kafalat Web Portal. This will allow you to apply for a Kafaalat Program and receive the cash you need to make ends meet.
Categories II and III of the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program
The Ehsaas Emergency Cash program is a federal government welfare program with specific criteria for eligibility. The federal government provides funding for the program, but provinces can choose to provide additional financial assistance to the eligible. Each province has to provide a list of eligible individuals and an amount for each person to receive. While the federal and provincial programs are not the same, they are complementary, so eligible individuals may access funds from both.
The Ehsaas Emergency Cash program guarantees that at least 25% of its recipients are women. However, this number varies widely. According to some estimates, up to 43 percent of recipients are women. This means that more than half of Pakistan’s poor women are likely not to receive the emergency cash payments they need. As a result, economic gender equality could decline in Pakistan. To avoid this, the government must make sure that more women can access the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program and ensure that women are properly registered.
Since its launch, the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program has provided one-time cash grants to more than 14 million deserving families and individuals. A total of Rs 179 billion will be distributed to these individuals and households by October 30, 2020. The program’s online portal provides real-time updates about the beneficiaries. The site has been designed to ensure transparency and integrity. Not only does the site provide updated information on beneficiaries, but it also highlights amounts disbursed by the partnering banks and the number of people who have withdrawn funds.
For those who would like to know more about the Ehsaas program, the PM’s Special Assistant Dr. Sania Nishtar has recently posted a video explaining the process of applying for and receiving cash. The video explains the eligibility process, the SMS campaign, and the process flow. It also covers data analytics and verification procedures at the district level. The video also details challenges facing the cash programme.
The Ehsaas Emergency Cash program must be implemented quickly to combat the impact of the current economic crisis, and it must be designed in a way that allows women to have more control over their finances. In Pakistan, women with low literacy, poor numeracy, and low financial literacy may find it difficult to use an ATM or enter a PIN number. Moreover, there are gender gaps in mobile phone ownership and national ID possession. This means that women may face disproportionate barriers to participating in the program, and the program should be designed with gender equality in mind.
Impact on women
In an evaluation of the impact of ISIS emergency cash program on women, there are many gaps to be explored. Women in poverty are less likely to have access to basic telephone functions, and they are less likely to register for the program. Moreover, women gave themselves a lower rating than men, with an average score of 1.89. This means that gaps between the sexes could be exacerbated in the roll-out of emergency cash assistance.
The study included 456 women in the northern Raqqa Governorate. The study targeted households with a female head of household, and participants had to be aged 18-59 years old. They were surveyed before and after receiving cash payments. Forty-two women were interviewed in qualitative interviews.
The women in ISIS camps are in desperate need of financial assistance, and their desperate pleas for help are being met by violent attacks. Some women are even asking their Muslim “brothers” back home to send them money. These violent attacks on women and children are increasing the pressure on ISIS’s remaining fighters.
Although women perceived receiving cash as a way to reduce their economic dependency and increase their decision-making power, this effect is not universal. Many women reported higher levels of anxiety and depression after receiving the assistance. However, in some communities, the cash assistance reduced women’s negative coping strategies.
The impact of the ISIS emergency cash program on women in rural areas was mixed. Some women described sexual abuse and exploitation. Other women feared for their safety. The program was designed to provide immediate economic relief for women, but it did not address the underlying structural problems women faced. Moreover, a lack of financial resources prevented them from leaving their villages.
Results of the study show that the cash program was effective in improving short-term economic outcomes of targeted households, but it did not address the underlying gender discrimination and patriarchal social norms. The women’s interviews revealed how prevalent these factors were, as well as how these factors impacted their decision-making power and status in the household.
Future directions for research
The current humanitarian cash program in Syria is intended to meet the basic needs of displaced families by delivering cash assistance to the head of households once per month. In a context of acute humanitarian crisis, cash transfers can provide basic needs in the shortest period of time. As a standard of care, cash transfers are projected to be timely and effective and have become the primary humanitarian modality in Northeast Syria.
Despite the rapid rise of cash-based humanitarian aid, limited research has examined the impact of such programs in acute emergencies. In fact, only 30 studies have been conducted on humanitarian cash programming, and the majority of these have only examined qualitative data. In addition, few studies have investigated the role of cash in home life, so critical questions remain. This study is the first to use a mixed-methods research design and was conducted in the Raqqa Governorate, Syria.