The Development and Social Impacts of Pakistan’s New Khanki Barrage: A Project Benefit Case Study

Publication | November 2021

This study examines the development and describes the advanced technology used for the construction and operation of the New Khanki Barrage in Punjab, Pakistan. It highlights the socioeconomic benefits of the project to communities.

  • US$23.00 (paperback)

Among the notable impacts of the project is an increase in agricultural outputs and income of over half a million farming families. Communities, particularly women and girls, have also benefited from new health, education, recreation, and other infrastructure. The study also presents challenges identified in the process, which offers valuable lessons in the design and implementation of other infrastructure projects. The New Khanki Barrage was financed by the Asian Development Bank through the Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program, Project 2.


  • Executive Summary
  • Background
  • The New Khanki Bridge
  • Capacity and Technology Challenges
  • Inclusive Social Benefits of the New Khanki Bridge
  • Insights and Way Forward

Additional Details

  • Agriculture and natural resources
  • Agricultural and food productivity
  • Pakistan
  • 42
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS210415-2
  • 978-92-9269-118-9 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-119-6 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-120-2 (ebook)

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