Designing active labor market policies in southern Punjab: evidence from household and community surveys

The Punjab Economic Opportunities Programme (PEOP) is a flagship programme of the Government of Punjab being implemented in partnership with DfID. PEOP aims to alleviate poverty and create inclusive growth in the province’s high poverty districts – Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Lodhran and Muzaffargarh – by increasing the employability and earnings of poor and vulnerable families. This report summarises the design-relevant findings using a random district-representative sample of 10,946 households in 709 primary sampling units (PSUs) surveyed (out of a total 809 PSUs to be surveyed as part of the baseline household survey activity) in the programme districts. The contribution of the report is ultimately to prioritise between a set of possible interventions (i.e., arguing there is more support for some versus others) and in providing analysis that informs design specific programme features.


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