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Poverty Alleviation Policy Papers Series

Monograph No.1

Since the 1960s, major cities in Pakistan have faced an unprecedented rate of urbanization and increasing poverty. As a consequence, an uncontrolled proliferation of slums (katchi Abadis) was seen. The populations of slums lack the most basic municipal services, such as water supply, sanitation, waste management or infrastructure ect. Many approaches have been [read more …]


Rural-Urban Linkages and Dialogue Series

1st Dialogue on Livelihood and Skills Development

With half of the world’s population now living in cities, urbanisation is driving human civilisation
and has been the key driver of prosperity in the past two centuries. However, many new
migrants to the city find that their aspirations take years or even decades to materialise [read more…]

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As per record in papers including the Action Establishment of the Academy for Rural Development at Comilla, it was established in 27 May 1959. At that time, the First Five Year Plan of Pakistan was drawing to a close. The Second Five Year Plan published in 1960 pointed out the disappointing failures [read more …]

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Islands of Hope

Recollections of Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan

Ganga Jamni Maidan, a personal story describing events in India leading up to the Partition of the sub-content, was written by Akhtar Hamid Khan, the younger brother of Dr. Akhter Hameen Khan in 1952. After many changes, it was printed as a special number of the journal [read more …]