Link to report: pmn.org.pk/estimating-the…
The report provides a statistical overview of the current microfinance landscape in Pakistan & it explores three penetration levels based on data collected in the following three studies: Access to Finance Survey, Household Integrated Economic Survey & the National Poverty Report
All Economic Vulnerability indicators show improvement in W7. This doesn’t mitigate the fact that nearly all HH's experienced economic shock & those who have fallen below poverty line would need either govt. or NGO assistance to climb up.
Significant decline in proportion of Pakistanis who claim to have reduced the number or size of meals for some family members to cover their household's basic needs
Thread on findings from Policy Note on "Access to Credit in Pakistan" authored & released by @KarandaazPK to answer questions around borrowing in Pakistan. @GallupPak provided the support in research and data analysis.
Access full note at: karandaaz.com.pk/wp-content/upl…
Incidence of Borrowing Among Pakistani Adults: The proportion of total borrowers varies significantly and ranges between 7% - 48%. As per recent readings, 35% of the respondents under Findex (2017) reported to have borrowings, while FII (2017) and A2F (2015)
report 15% and 17%.
Aug 4, 2020 • 12 tweets • 5 min read
Savings in Pakistan - What do the Numbers Tell Us?
@KarandaazPK note presents the saving landscape of the country by analysing the demand & supply side statistics. Gallup Pakistan analysed the three demand side surveys for this note.
1. The proportion of total savers estimated for Pakistan vary between 32-72% for the three surveys. The proportion of respondents saving at a formal financial institution however, is consistent across all three surveys at 6%.
Jul 6, 2020 • 7 tweets • 6 min read
Looking at the World Bank’s data, it can be inferred that access to finance is very low within Pakistan’s business community and concrete steps are required to improve their connectivity with the financial system. #AccesstoFinance#A2F@KarandaazPK
For making relevant policy interventions access to quality demand and supply data is imperative. Currently, all data points with respect to businesses are significantly dated. Economic Census Pakistan was conducted in 2005 and World Bank Survey in 2013.
For an in-depth analysis, please refer to the following thread:
"Gallup Report on Pakistani Labor Force at Risk distinguishes between 17 million high-risk employees reported in the media... (1/n)
In policy analysis, it appears that the 1st effect of lockdown on sharecroppers is not too serious because of short duration; they're likely to continue their farming activities, without major shock, although majority of them are likely to remain in poverty for near future (2/n)
Jun 2, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
12% Pakistanis report suffering from fever in the past 4 days - one of the symptoms of COVID-19. A majority (78%) reported that they did not feel any illness.
Respondents in the 30-39 age cohort were most likely to report suffering from fever (20%) and sore throat (16%). 90% of those in the most vulnerable group (50+) did not feel any illness.
Apr 28, 2020 • 11 tweets • 9 min read
"#COVID19 has made visible the differences between the rich and developed economies, vis-à-vis the poor and developing economies in terms of resources and how well they can manage this crisis" - @Daanish_n
"Systematic evaluation and measurement of government campaigns is a crucial instrument that is less often used in Pakistan. Survey results can potentially create an audience for such evaluations." - @bilalgilani
Economic Impact of #COVID19: 84% Pakistanis claim to have lost a significant portion of their income during COVID19 outbreak. 7 in 10 (68%) report losing their job.
Respondents aged 30-39 years (90%) are most affected by loss of income.
Pakistanis most likely to report losing their job (68%) or a serious part of their income (84%) during the covid-19 crisis. Japanese & Germans are least likely to report the same.
Near equal split in public opinion over the world returning to its pre-crisis state after the pandemic ends.
Urban respondents (52%) and young people (54%) more likely to believe that there will be major changes in the world after the pandemic ends.
Respondents from Italy and Philippines (31%) are least hopeful about the world returning to its pre-crisis state after the pandemic is over. Pakistan ranks 10th out of 17 countries in terms of hope
Apr 21, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Since March, 22% rise in the proportion of Pakistanis who opine that the federal government of Pakistan is controlling the #COVID19Pakistan situation very well. 18% continue to disagree.
Highest level of satisfaction with government performance observed among females (87%) and young people (87%)
Apr 21, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
1 in 2 Pakistanis claim to have heard the entire #COVID19 public awareness message that is played when making a call from mobile phone. Higher proportion of urban residents, females & those in the 30-39 age cohort claim to have heard the entire public awareness message @PTAofficialpk
Apr 21, 2020 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Our Attitude Tracker W3 results show 54% rise in proportion of Paks who are limiting social interactions & 32% rise in those who are frequently washing hands to protect themselves from #COVID19 since March. 30% fall in those who have taken no precautionary measures
More people in rural areas claim to be limiting social interactions while higher proportion of urban residents are using medical masks + sanitizers. Lowest proportion of people in KP wearing gloves.
Mar 28, 2020 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Participate in Gallup Pakistan online #poll on how you / members of your household are attending schools / universities virtually in PK. #COVID19Pakistan
Are the online classes being attended from a city/village?
کیا آن لائن (online)کلاس میں شرکت کسی شہر/گاؤں سے کر رہے ہیں؟
Where are you attending these online classes from (Home, friends home, relatives home, some other place?
ان آن لائن (online) کلاسوں میں شرکت کہاں سے کر رہے ہیں؟