Punjab Economic Opportunities Program

Project Duration: to 2011

The Government of Punjab supported by Department for International Development (DFID) introduced a bold poverty alleviation initiative in July 2011. Its aim was to increase incomes and economic stability in low income families residing in the high poverty districts of Punjab of Southern Punjab. The vocational training and skills component of PEOP is being implemented by the Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF), which is a not-for-profit organisation set up by the Government of Punjab in collaboration with DFID. PSDF has been created to provide access to low income members of the society to vocational training and skills acquisition programmes with an aim to implement the ‘Theory of Change’.