I thnk a similar program can play a very handy role in Pakistan. Not only for poverty reduction and creating employment opertumnities but it can also helpful in eleminating the terrorism. In cntrary with Afghanistan, people in rural Pakistan do not want to involve in terisrist activities. But the handsome payments for these activities coupled with unemployment and poverty has forced the youth of rural area (espacily in tribal areas) to involve in the terorist activities. So if better employment opertunities are provide then the terorsit will not be able to get recruitments. So I think World bank may also start a similar program in Pakistan. And the areas of handicraft, traditional music, dances can be a key focuss for this.