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Project Rationale

Local government tiers, particularly municipalities, constitute important delivery vehicles for key public services. Despite their crucial role, unfortunately local levels of government in Pakistan have long suffered from a lack of clarity regarding their role, lines of authority and division of responsibilities with the provinces and the federal government. The low quality of municipal service delivery contributes to Pakistan‟s poor social indicators. Finally, most municipalities lack transparency and accountability in their operations, and rarely solicit citizen input into decision-making.

Improving municipal service delivery is one of the many challenges confronting local government institutions. Many municipalities are struggling to find ways to meet their obligation to deliver services, and are beginning to explore options to develop professional management and sustained levels of funding to undertake rehabilitation/upgradation of services and improve the service delivery. The existing antiquated and dysfunctional systems of water supply, sewerage and solid waste management require major interventions in terms of improved technologies and extended coverage.

In the specific context of the three target divisions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Peshawar, Malakand & D.I.Khan, rapid population growth in urban areas of these divisions has put tremendous pressure on the aging and insufficient infrastructure for essential municipal services like water supply, sanitation, solid waste management, markets, street lighting and street improvements. This coupled with poor urban planning, obsolete operational and information management systems and lack of citizen participation results in insufficient and highly unreliable service provision. To address these challenges, the “Municipal Services Delivery Program” of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa specifically focuses on investing in municipal services infrastructure, improving local governance and management systems, enhancing capacities of service providers and encouraging ownership of local communities. As such, MSDP is designed to bring visible and sustained improvements in addressing the basic needs of urban population in selected towns, some of which are also badly affected by the 2010 floods.

We have

  1. Rapid urban population growth and pressure on municipal services
  2. Multiple issues related to urbanization requiring an integrated approach
  3. Existing water supply system
  4. Existing sewerage system
  5. Existing Solid waste management system

Authorities Responsible For:

  • Sponsoring
  • Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the assistance of USAID/Pakistan
  • Execution
  • LG&RD Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and USAID through HALCROW (Tech consultants)
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Municipal Administrations, LG&RD Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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