Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Engaging the Informal Sector - A Proposal for State and Non-State Engagement

Date : October 11, 2020 at 06:00 PM
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : DR. FAISAL SHAHEEN Manager of Information Systems (City of Toronto) and Senior Lecturer, Ryerson University.

• Continue the discussion which followed the latest PIDE forum on ‘Excluding the Urban Poor’ • Unpack the implications of informality which are impacting governance and urbanization across Pakistan’s larger cities. • Revisit the Late Akhtar Hameed Khan’s approach to state and non-state engagement, as pioneered by the OPP. • Frame the engagement of street vendors utilizing the process mapping method and better practices observed in large municipalities. • Roadmap a pilot project for sharing ‘public spaces’ with urban informal sector vendors on the streets of our large cities.