The overall programme is made up of six thematic components and three cross-cutting issues. PKSF, as the core implementing partner of the project, will implement Livelihood, Nutrition and Community Mobilization components through its selected Partner Organizations (POs). The three other components of the project—Market Development, Policy Advocacy and Life Cycle Grant Pilot—are to be implemented by other stakeholders of PPEPP. Three thematic areas which will be addressed as cross-cutting issues: Disaster and Climate Resilience, Disability and Women’s Empowerment Leading Gender Equality.

Women’s Empowerment Leading Gender EqualityTo tackle gender inequality and the particular challenges faced by extremely poor women and female-headed households PPEPP will primarily work through promoting their economic status. However, evidence suggests economic status alone is often not sufficient to change prevailing attitudes that constrain women and girls’ life choices and control over their own resources. PPEPP will focus on gender relations within the household and community, involving men and women. This will include behaviour change communication activities with men, women, religious and traditional leaders to influence attitudes and practice.