Dr. Niaz Murtaza and Dr. Saeed Rid
For the first time since Pakistan’s establishment in 1947, Sindh has been given a Local Government system in 2016 under an elected government. 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. The politics of ethnicity across rural and urban Sindh and the fact that it includes Pakistan’s economically and demographically biggest city (Karachi) which faces enormous local problems makes research on the Sindh Local government system especially critical. Since INSPIRING Pakistan has already completed research on the Islamabad Local Government system recently, follow-up research on the Sindh LG system will be especially relevant
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 January 2017
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...