Reports & Papers

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

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

A low-cost high-coverage urban outreach family planning program

Research and Development Solutions Policy Brief Series: 2021-52

Pakistan’s CPR (34%, DHS 2017-18). remains stagnant despite political commitment, allocated budgets and large-scale family planning programs. Of the few programs that managed to effectively increase CPR the central element was “community outreach” with heavy emphasis on voluntary counseling on fertility preferences combined with immediate provision (or referral) of FP methods i.e., the Lady Health Workers (1993-98), Marie Stopes Society (2008-09) and the Sukh Initiative (2015-18).