Last updated: 02/4/2020
Programme objectives

"Financial assistance to the destitute, widows, orphans, invalids, infirm and other needy persons with emphasis on rehabilitation. Educational assistance to needy orphan and stipends for the outstanding, non-affording students for higher professional education. Residential accommodation and necessary facilities for the deserving. Free medical treatment for indigent sick people, set up free hospitals and rehabilitation centres for the poor. Financial aid to charitable institutions including educational & vocational setups. Sponsor and promote self-employment schemes. Any other purpose approved by the Board" 

References
Government of Pakistan. “Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/pbm.html>. Accessed 17 May 2018.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Institutions and agencies involved
Start date
1991
References
Government of Pakistan. “Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/pbm.html>. Accessed 17 May 2018.
Programme components
The programme provides general social support services as well as the following components: Individual Financial Assistance (general financial assistance, education, medical treatment and rehabilitation); Women Empowerment Centres (cash-for-training); Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal School for Rehabilitation of Child Labour; Child Support Programme; Special Friends of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (in-kind and medical services for people with disabilities)
References
Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal website. n.d. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/>. Accessed 23 July 2018.
Conditionalities (if any)
For the Child Support Programme, Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal School for Rehabilitation of Child Labour, and Women Empowerment Centers components: school attendance
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Means Test
Proxy Means Test
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
References
Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal website. n.d. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/>. Accessed 23 July 2018.
Target groups
Poor people, orphans, people living with disabilities, widows, women, and children
References
Government of Pakistan. “Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/pbm.html>. Accessed 17 May 2018.
Eligibility criteria
Individual Financial Assistance: Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis to poor people with no source of income (or a monthly income below PKR15,000) and to the following priority groups: victims of a sudden decrease in economic status due to unpredictable circumstances; people living with severe disabilities or illnesses; widows or divorced/separated women and their children Women Empowerment Centres (training): Each centre accommodates 60 to 120 trainees and priority is given to poor women and widows with dependent children and no source of income Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal School for Rehabilitation of Child Labour: Each school for rehabilitation accomodates 120 children from ages 8 to 14 who have been in a situation of child labour Child Support Programme: BISP/FSP beneficiaries; households with school-attending children aged 5-14; households below the PMT cut-off point Special Friends of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal: people living with medically certified disabilities
References
Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Individual Financial Assistance”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/ifa1.html>. Accessed 17 May 2018. Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Women Empowerment Center”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/vds.html>. Accessed 17 May 2018. Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Pakistan Baiit-ul-Mal School for Rehabilitation of Child Labour”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/ncrcl.html>. Accessed 18 May 2018. Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Child Support Programme”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/csp.html>. Accessed 18 May 2018. Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Special Friends of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/spf.html>. Accessed 18 May 2018.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Cash, assistive devices, training, services
Amount of benefits
Individual Financial Assistance (IFA): varies depending on the type of claim (money for medical treatment is paid directly to government hospitals and fees directly to government colleges) Women Empowerment Centres (training): PKR30 per day per trainee Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal School for Rehabilitation of Child Labour: PKR4,100 per year per student, of which PKR1,200 are education stipends, PKR500 are destined for purchasing school materials, and PKR2,400 comprise a subsistence allowance for the parents Child Support Programme (CSP): PKR300 per month to the families with one child and PKR600 per month to the families with two or more than two children Special Friends of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal: financial assistance of up to PKR10,000 to households with one person living with disabilities and PKR25,000 to households with two or more people living with disabilities
References
Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Individual Financial Assistance”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/ifa1.html>. Accessed 17 May 2018. Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Women Empowerment Center”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/vds.html>. Accessed 17 May 2018. Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Pakistan Baiit-ul-Mal School for Rehabilitation of Child Labour”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/ncrcl.html>. Accessed 18 May 2018. Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Child Support Programme”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/csp.html>. Accessed 18 May 2018. Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Special Friends of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/spf.html>. Accessed 18 May 2018.
Payment/delivery frequency
Daily, monthly or one-time payments/deliveries
References
Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Individual Financial Assistance”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/ifa1.html>. Accessed 17 May 2018. Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Women Empowerment Center”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/vds.html>. Accessed 17 May 2018. Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Pakistan Baiit-ul-Mal School for Rehabilitation of Child Labour”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/ncrcl.html>. Accessed 18 May 2018. Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Child Support Programme”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/csp.html>. Accessed 18 May 2018. Government of Pakistan. n.d. “Special Friends of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal”. Government of Pakistan website. <http://www.pbm.gov.pk/spf.html>. Accessed 18 May 2018.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Beneficiaries themselves or children's parents.
Benefit recipients
 
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Individual Financial Assistance (IFA): individuals can apply once a year. For general financial assistance categories other than the widow grant, infirm and disabled people can apply only twice in their lifetime
Coverage
0.9 million beneficiaries (2014-15 fiscal year)
References
IMF. 2017. Pakistan: Selected Issues. Country Report No. 17/213. International Monetary Fund Middle East and Central Asia Department. <http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/CR/Issues/2017/07/13/Pakistan-Selected-Issues-45079>. Accessed 23 July 2018.
Programme expenditure
0.01 per cent of GDP for the 2014-15 fiscal year
References
IMF. 2017. Pakistan: Selected Issues. Country Report No. 17/213. International Monetary Fund Middle East and Central Asia Department. <http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/CR/Issues/2017/07/13/Pakistan-Selected-Issues-45079>. Accessed 23 July 2018.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
 
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Population Group
Children, Persons with disabilities, Women