Title: Public-Private Partnerships and the poor - Case report 3: Awami tanks in Orangi Town, Karachi, Pakistan

Languages: English

Type: Document


Region: East Asia and Pacific

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Sectors: Water and Sanitation

Topics: Pro-poor

Keywords: Subsidy

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This is a case report on water service projects in Karachi, Pakistan, where the performance of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board has declined severely causing shortages and other problems in the area. Specifically, the report focuses on analyzing how, because of a public-private initiative, the water supply situation was smoothed in a quite large informal settlement at Karachi. The report also draws important conclusions about this particular public-private partnership and gives some recommendations about it. The initiative was the implementation of Awami tanks (Awami= communal), facilitated by KWSB and Pakistan rangers.


Updated: March 28, 2021