Orangi Pilot Project & Urban Resource Center

Governance, Decentralisation and Poverty Eradication: the View from Orangi, Karachi

Orangi is a subdivision of the District West of Karachi. It is a working class township, the major part of which began as squatter settlements. Its poverty related issues have not been addressed by provincial...

From Micro-finance to the Building of Local Institutions

The Origins and Evolution of the Micro-credit Programme of the OPP’s Orangi Charitable Trust, Karachi, Pakistan The Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) was established by the renowned Pakistani social scientist Akhtar Hameed Khan in the informal settlement of Orangi,...

Inputs into the Karachi Strategic Development Plan (KSDP) 2020 and URC Matters

The URC has been represented by its chairman in the formulation and review of the KSDP 2020. Its inputs especially related to transport, housing and coastal development have been accommodated to a great extent. For...

Orangi Pilot Project

Excerpt from the presentation: Orangi is a Karachi town consisting of an agglomeration of katchi abadis and has a population of 1.2 million The OPP was established in 1980 to overcome the constraints faced by...

Karachi Rains and the Drainage Channels – Issues and Solutions

This file is available for download: P08 – Karachi Rains and the Drainage Channels – Issues and Solutions [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Housing

This presentation is available for download: P06 – Housing [PDF, 4.4 MB]

Shirakati Taraqqi

This book is in Urdu. Please click on the thumbnail below to read the blurb.

Participatory Development

The Story of the Orangi Pilot Project-Research and Training Institute and the Urban Resource Centre, Karachi, Pakistan This book describes Karachi-based projects which have used a successful model of participatory development. It consists of three parts. Part one...

Lessons from Karachi: The role of Demonstration, Documentation, Mapping and Relationship Building in Advocacy for Improved Urban Municipal Services

Karachi Karachi is Pakistan’s only port city. It contains 10 per cent of the total population of Pakistan and 25 per cent of its urban population. Nearly 20 percent of the country’s GDP, 45 percent...

Financing the Sanitation Programme of the Orangi Pilot Project – Research and Training Institute

ABSTRACT This paper describes the financing mechanisms for the sanitation programme supported by the Orangi Pilot Project’s Research and Training Institute (OPP–RTI) in informal settlements in Karachi and other urban centres in Pakistan. These centre...

The Urban Resource Centre, Karachi

The Urban Resource Centre is a Karachi-based NGO founded by teachers, professionals, students, activists and community organizations from lowincome settlements. It was set up in response to the recognition that the planning process for Karachi...

The Neo-Liberal Urban Development Paradigm and Civil Society Responses in Karachi, Pakistan

Introduction The Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR) is an Asia-Pacific Network of professionals, NGOs and community organisations. Its headquarters are in Bangkok. The decision to create the ACHR was taken in 1987 and was...

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