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The Impact Assessment of Katchi Abadi Improvement Programme (KIP) in Punjab.

Anwar, Haq Nawaz (2002) The Impact Assessment of Katchi Abadi Improvement Programme (KIP) in Punjab. PhD thesis, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad .



Squatter settlements/katchi abadis can be seen all over the world and particularly in developing countries. The successive generations of the government.; have recognized the positive role, which these settlements play in housing the million of poor families. The issues of their regularization and improvement have been recognized universally. The different governments of Pakistan have taken keen interest to regularize and improve the katchi abadis. However, a country wide Katchi Abadi Improvement Programme (KIP) was launched in 1985 and continued up to 1990. The Kill included the granting of proprietary rights to the squatters and providing the utilities and community facilities in ail recognized katchi abadis. A research study was conducted to assess the impact of KIP in Punjab, a province of Pakistan. The overall objective of the study was to assess the effects/changes of Kill intervention on the demographic, social, physical. and economic aspects of the inhabitants of katchi abadis as well as to assess their impact on perception and satisfaction level about the environmental and social improvements undertook through the implementation of KIP. The study universe consisted on Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Multan, which are the true representatives of three geographical regions of Punjab. A sample of 700 respondents was taken through systematic random sampling technique. Both the quantitative (secondary sources as well as field survey) and qualitative (locus groups interviews) studies were conducted with the aim to produce most robust results possible. The uni-variate, bi-variate and correlation analysis demonstrated that demographic. social, physical, and economic variables are the correlates of the perception and satisfaction with utilities and community facilities. The multivariate analysis identified the social, physical, mobility and health index variables as the most predictor variables in explaining the respondents perception about environmental and social improvement and satisfaction with utilities and community facilities. It is deduced that the KIP has been a relatively successful programme in improving the socio-economic, demographic, environmental and physical dimensions in the katchi abadis. It is recommended in the light of conclusions drawn that a participatory (components' sharing) approach may further improve the effectiveness and sustainability of KIP.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Impact Assessment, Katchi Abadi, Improvement Programme, KIP, Punjab
Subjects:Social Sciences(g)
ID Code:5093
Deposited By:Mr. Javed Memon
Deposited On:27 Sep 2010 09:17
Last Modified:03 Aug 2012 10:20

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