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