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TitleSubsidy and sustainability in urban sanitation : the case of Quetta Katchi Abadis Environment Management Programme
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsQutub, SA, Salam, N, Shah, K, Anjum, B
Paginationp. 45b - 49; 16 tab.; 1 box
Date Published01/2008
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordspakistan, rural urban migration, sanitation, sanitation services

Urbanisation and inadequate institutional capacities have hindered the development of an adequate sanitation system in Quetta, Pakistan's 12th largest city. This can cause chronic problems in the city's 47 Katchi Abadis (informal settlements). Between 1997 and 2003, the Netherlands Government funded a local environmental management programme which involved a partnership between city governments, community and non-governmental organisations. This paper offers more details about the programme, specifically: institutional framework, technology options, implementation arrangements, hygiene promotion activities, cost and tenure issues. A survey conducted in December 2007, after the project had finished, details the outcomes of the programme. Across the range of indicators adopted the outcomes are generally positive. This document also outlines factors in the success of the programme as well as some of the constraints faced, challenges that need to be confronted and issues for future scaling up. [authors abstract]


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