Residential Land Security as Social Protection

(June 2008 - December 2010)

Residential land insecurity has been shown to be a key factor in the processes of social marginalization. This research project examines the operation of three schemes for residential land security to the poor in Pakistan. The research questions relate to the linkages between residential land security and social protection, and also the possible role of government schemes in encouraging collective action on the part of the poor and the socially marginalized. The main methods for the research are qualitative and are based on community histories of selected urban and rural communities in Sindh and Punjab. The project is part of a programme of research on social protection in Asia, funded by the Ford Foundation, and coordinated by the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex UK.
Publications and Papers
  1. Haris Gazdar, Social Protection in Pakistan: In the Midst of a Paradigm Shift? Special Article.Volume 46 No. 28. Economic and Political Weekly. July 9, 2011.

    Keywords: Social Protection

  2. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Class, Caste and Marla Housing Scheme in Rural Punjab. Social Science and Policy Bulletin Volume:2 No:3 Winter 2011 School of Humanities, Social Science and Law. Lahore University of Management Science. February 2011.

  3. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Class, caste and housing in rural Punjab -the untold story of the Marla schemes. CSP Research Report 12, Brighton: IDS. January 2011.

  4. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Housing, marginalisation and mobility in Pakistan: residential security as social protection. CSP Research Report 04, Brighton: IDS. January 2011.

  5. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Housing for the poor in a large and growing metropolis. mimeo. Collective for Social Science Research. October 2010.

  6. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Residential Security as Social Protection. IDS Bulletin, 41:4. July 2010.

  7. Haris Gazdar, Sobia Ahmad Kaker and Hussain Bux Mallah, Residential Security as Social Protection: Concepts and Preliminary Findings. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. May 2009.

  8. Ghazah Abbasi, Residential Land as Social Protection- a Review of Pakistan. UN-Habitat. March 2009.

    Keywords: Land