Study of Urban Challenges in Karachi from the Perspective of Poor Communities

This report consists of the studies carried out by Arif Hasan and his colleagues under the contract (UPI 73942) with the World Bank. This work carried out between 25 April 2022 and 20 June 2022 was submitted to the World Bank. This draft report contains both the earlier work and subsequent work that was carried out between 30 June and 1 September 2022.

The objective of this study is to understand how various groups of people define poverty and why and if they consider themselves to be poor. In addition, we conducted interviews with planners to understand their definition of poverty and how they deal with it in their planning processes and to compare their point of view with those of the communities and individuals who were interviewed or surveyed in the processes of the study.

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  1. Nash Adil

    I realise that this comment is irrelvant to the report. But I feel that your website has been a very enlightening experience and I find it very unfortunate that no one has paid heed to your warnings. You are a Karachi’s very own Cassandra.

    Posted June 21, 2023 at 7:29 pm | PermalinkReply
    • Nash Adil

      Quite a few grammatical errors, not sure how to edit. But oh well, c’est la vie.

      Posted June 21, 2023 at 7:30 pm | PermalinkReply

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