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Introduction. Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) is one of such efforts promulgated by the Government of Pakistan (GoP) in July 2008, as a premier national safety net initiative aimed at eradicating extreme and chronic poverty in the country. The main aim of this empirical study to examined the impact of BISP on consumption, education and health in case study of district Swat Pakistan.

Methodology. This study used the qualitative research strategy because qualitative research strategy provided a variety of opportunities in identifying a problem. The data were collected through key informant interviews and mailed questionnaires. Interviews were conducted face to face using a semi-structured interview guide and as well a mail questionnaire.

Results. The following respondents were well-acknowledged from the situation Covid-19 and have better knowledge about the BISP as a source of income. A total of 4 interviews were conducted from the targeted respondents using a semi-structured interview guide. And sent the mailed questionnaire to 45 respondents, only 7 respondents are replied.

Conclusion. The main aim of this empirical study is to examine the Impact of Benazir income support program (BISP) on consumption, health and education during the COVID 19 pandemic. The finding reveled that BISP have positive effect on consumption, health and education. This empirical study has several recommendations based on research findings; (1) the government should pay the BISP income on monthly basis. (2) The government should increase the BISP income.

For citation: Uddin, I. (2021). Impact of Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) on consumption, health and education. Economic consultant, 36 (4), 42-50. doi: 10.46224/ecoc.2021.4.5


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Ijaz Uddin (Pakistan, Mardan) – PhD Scholar, Department of Economics. The Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM). E-mail. Ijazuddin01@gmail.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7231-109X

Received: Mar 15, 2021 | Accepted: Oct 5, 2021 | Published: Dec 1, 2021
Editor: Santosh K. Behera. PhD. Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, INDIA
Copyright: © 2021 Uddin, I. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.