For the first time since its establishment in 1958, Islamabad has been given a Local Government system in 2016 following the adoption of the Islamabad Local Government ordinance. Although a very well planned city compared with normal cities in Pakistan, the quality of municipal services in Islamabad’s low-income communities is abysmal. As such, having a well-designed local government system could help in improving the quality of life of Islamabad’s poorer residents. However, initial feedback and opinions by governance experts suggests that the new LG system may not provide adequate devolution. Hence, research is needed to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the new system
Given INSPIRING Pakistan’s desire to undertake action research, i.e., research whose findings provide the basis for further policy and advocacy and social mobilization activities in collaboration with partner agencies, the action research project will have the following scope:
12 months (three months for research and 9 months for follow-up) starting from July 2016
Rapid Appraisals conducted by INSPIRING Pakistan along with local councilors in Pind Bhagwal and French Colony in Islamabad as part of research on Islamabad Local Government system in November 2016
Islamabad-Advocating further political, administrative and financial devolution, experts on Wednesday pointed out several flaws in the Islamabad local government (LG) system. A review report launched by INSPIRING Pakistan and Pattan Development Organisation, Islamabad called for legislative...