Informational video on Ehsaas National Socio-Economic Registry released.

ISLAMABAD -- Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar tweets an informational video on Ehsaas National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) as she stepped down, highlighting an important component of Ehsaas which was completed but not yet publicly release.

On Twitter, she wrote 'Our Government achieved the historical landmark of completing the Ehsaas Survey for 34 Mn households. This is South Asia's first digital door-to-door 'census-like' survey, with multiple digital safeguards to hedge against abuse'. She further added 'Ehsaas' Registry enabled the govt to target Ehsaas' social benefits effectively, target subsidies and respond to shocks. Here are some insights from the survey across multiple dimensions and unique attributes of the registry. Anonymized Data from the Ehsaas Registry is being made public. This is a gold mine for researchers and globally a stellar example of #DataDemocratisation'.

The process video can be downloaded at:; the video showing data can be downloaded at:

Ehsaas achieved a historical landmark earlier this year to conclude the nationwide door to door NSER survey for 34 Mn+ households. The NSER survey is an all-encompassing survey designed to assess the socioeconomic status of the household and ascertain their poverty score through Proxy Means Testing (0: 100). The survey has 43 unique variables and covers demographic, socio-economic, education, health, and asset profiles of the household.

The Ehsaas Registry is unique and important for its own reasons. It was not just Pakistan's but also South Asia's first digital and census like door-to-door survey. Multiple digital safeguards, logical checks and 3rd party validation and profiling was conducted to hedge against the risk and ensure data credibility. And through its credible and reliable database, it became a key enabler in decision making for all Ehsaas programs and facilitated in making evidence based and impartial...

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