A Practical Guideline to Successful Bottom up Development: Resettling the Indus

2015:128

This case study examines the bottom-up development management process of Resettling the Indus by highlighting the key aspects for successful relief and rehabilitation in certain flood and war affected regions of Pakistan. The study focuses on areas affected by the flood of 2010 in Southern Punjab, a region of Sindh hit by torrential rains of 2011 and areas of South Waziristan where war and insecurity have permanently damaged lifestyles and infrastructure. This research explains how in the long run, the villagers’ farm surplus can be connected with the urban markets. Resettling the Indus grass root development process explains how these activities brings villagers’ economic life cycles back on track, raise the income levels of villagers on a sustainable basis and strengthens the entire scaling-up process.