Claimed to be a first time for an initiative like this in Pakistan, the portal will provide the public open access to estimates regarding poverty for every district in Pakistan, along with over 120 development and policy indicators.

It currently has six rounds of district poverty and development data, covering the period 2004-2018.

What can this be used for?

The portal would allow access to interactive maps which would help users visualize and compare districts’ poverty and two additional indicators. The user can also select a subset of provinces or districts to focus on through a simple drop-down list.

Customized maps built by a user can also be downloaded and printed. This would all fundamentally would be used for accountability.

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