Child Support Programme (CSP)


Government of Pakistan, assuring its commitment to achieve goal of Universalization of Primary Education under Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) launched first ever Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme of the country i.e., Child Support Program (CSP) in 2007 for the poor families, especially those living in the poverty – ridden belts.   

PBM stands predominant, first ever welfare organization to instigate the CSP complementing with National Social Protection Strategy. The intervention, designed with technical collaboration of the World Bank, aimed to provide a continuum of community based services for children and families. PBM mobilizes funds from the Government of Pakistan (GoP) and distributes them as a cash subsidy to eligible beneficiaries for sending their children to school to get primary education. Core purpose of the CSP is to increase admission and attendance of children in school and to decrease dropout ratio. All the processes are automated through Management Information System (MIS).

The programme comprises of four interlinked process:

aa  Targeting (PMT, BISP Score Card less and equal to 16.17).

aa   Enrolment (forms are filled in by Education department of district).

aa  Education compliance (from the each school of enrolled children)

aa   Payments

aa   Grievances Redressal.

aa  Stakeholders of the CSP:

aa  Following were / are the stakeholders of the CSP at different levels in the country:

aa   The World Bank (Designed the CSP MIS).

aa  UNICEF, Pakistan (Technical Support provided in 06 selected districts).

aa  Provincial / Regional Governments;

aa   District Governments;

aa   BISP (for provision of Poverty score card/ data).

aa   Provincial / Regional Education Departments;

aa   Beneficiaries;

aa   Post Offices (first payment agency).

aa   Mobilink Micro Finance Bank Ltd, (existing payment agency).


aa   Our vision is “The provision of education at the door step of every poor child of Pakistan”


aa   Our mission is “Respectable social life for the poor by increasing their literacy level through allured monetary benefits.”


aa  To increase the enrolment rate in primary education towards the achievement of Universal Primary Education

aa   To increase attendance level

aa   To reduce dropout ratio

aa   To provide additional resources to larger and poor families 

aa   To promote the investment in human capital in order to reduce poverty


aa   BISP/FSP beneficiary

aa   Having school going children aged between 5-14 years

aa   Below PMT cut off point (indicating minimum poverty level)


aa   Gallup Pakistan evaluation (2010) exhibits that CSP pilot led to 11.65% increase in enrolments of pilot districts i.e., Bhakkar, Tharparkar and Kohistan.

aa   The School program increased the enrolments of both males and females; but the impact on females’ enrolments was larger in magnitude i.e. 13.74%in female Students & 9.06% in Male Students .

Active CSP districts
Sr. No.
Districts Number of Families (HHH) Number of Children  
Layyah (Punjab)
5,659 10,849  
Khairpur (Sindh)
5,544 10,726  
Hattian Bala (AJK)
3,148 5,534  
Lasbela (Balochistan)
2,453 4,127  
Lodhran (Punjab)
2,288 4,361  
Dir Lower (KP)   
2,900 5259  
21,992 40,856