Water & Sanitation

A Case study of the Urban Basic Services Programme in Sukkur, Sindh Province, Pakistan

Executive Summary The large demand-supply gap in the housing sector in Pakistan has led the creation or unserviced or under-services squatter settlements or katchi abadis. It is estimated that over 40 percent of Pakistan’s urban...

Report for the ODA (UK) on Four Participatory Development Projects in Pakistan

The Urban Scene in Pakistan Pakistan’s urban population is 37.6 million out of a total population of 115.4 million. Which makes it 32.6 percent of the total population. It is growing at a rate of...

Options for Urban Poverty Alleviation Actions at Municipal Level for Sukkur (Pakistan)

Informal Sector in the City It is estimated that between 30 to 40 percent of the city labour force works in the informal industrial sector. This sector consists of small steel foundries, textile looms, textile...

Human Resources Development for an Affordable and Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Programme

This report is an assessment of existing Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Schemes (RWSS) in Sindh for use of community participation in design, implementation, operation and maintenance (O & M); and preparation of pilot projects...

Government, International Agencies and OPP Collaboration for the Replication of OPP‘S Low Cost Sanitation Programme

Orangi Township is the largest squatter settlement in Karachi. It is spread over 8,000 acres and has a population of about 900,000 living in 94,122 houses.

User Charges for Rural Water Supply in the Punjab

Fifty seven percent of Pakistan’s population lives in the Punjab; in 1988 the rural population of province was estimated to be 39.4 million. The rural growth rate in the 5 year plan documents is shown...

Scaling-up of the OPP Low-Cost Sanitation Programme

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Seven Reports on Housing

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Housing and Physical Planning

In 1985, 30.1 percent of the country’s population lived in urban areas. In 1991, 35 percent will be living in the urban areas. This means that during this period approximately 250,000 new houses will be required per year in the urban sector and approximately 275,000 in the rural sector, if the average household size is taken as 6. Almost 65 percent of this requirement is for the lower income groups.

Evaluation of the Treatment of Karachi Sewage by Recycling and Creating a Livestock Farm in Desert Land

The Development Objectives of the Project according to the Project Document were : improve public health in Karachi by removing sewage from large population centres to a lightly populated and well-managed sewage farm; maximize utilIzation...

Housing and Health

Introduction The relationship of housing with health is well established. This is obvious from the town planning and building regulations which determine various physical aspects of urban and architectural design all over the world. Architects...

The Low Cost Sanitation Programme of the OPP

The Low Cost Sanitation Programme was the first programme of the Orangi Pilot Project (OPP). As a result of its research and extension effort 1683 lanes out of 3052 lanes have acquired an underground drainage...

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