Pakistan: Mega City Development Project

Evaluation Document | 10 December 2013
Validates the completion report's assessment of the project which aims to improve urban planning, management and financing, expand urban infrastructure and services, ensure a sustainable and efficient financing mechanism for urban infrastructure and increase investments for improving and expanding megacity infrastructure and services in Pakistan. IED overall assessment: Unsuccessful

Karachi's economy and population had expanded significantly, but few investments had been made in the city's urban infrastructure over the previous decades. Infrastructure and services were adding to business and household costs, adversely affecting its urban and natural environments, and decreasing the city's competitiveness in the region. It was also noted that the government's recent devolution policy was potentially useful but many outstanding issues needed to be addressed. There was an increasing recognition that the growing gap between urban infrastructure demand and current supply could not be met through traditional government sources, including those from local government revenues, subsidies, and transfers from the higher levels of government, and that some innovative methods for financing urban development suitable for Pakistan's economy had to be identified.

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project which aims to improve urban planning, management and financing, expand urban infrastructure and services, ensure a sustainable and efficient financing mechanism for urban infrastructure and increase investments for improving and expanding megacity infrastructure and services in Pakistan. IED overall assessment: Unsuccessful

Contents 

  • Project Basic Data
  • Project Description
  • Evaluation of Performance and Ratings
  • Other Performance Assessments
  • Overall Assessment, Lessons, and Recommendations
  • Other Considerations and Follow-up