Assessing the socioeconomic and infrastructure development disparity–a case study of city districts of Punjab, Pakistan

Irfan Ahmad Rana, Saad Saleem Bhatti, Hafiz Syed Hamid Arshad

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Socioeconomic and infrastructure development are the major sectors linked to prosperity of any region, while disparity in these sectors, in certain instances, hinder economic growth. This paper outlines an approach to examine development disparity in both spatial and temporal dimensions. A comparative analyses of socioeconomic and infrastructure development disparity among five city districts of Punjab province of Pakistan helped testing the proposed methods. The data variables and time periods (2002, 2007 and 2012) were selected based on the policy programmes introduced by the governments to reflect the closest factual position. Analyses revealed that development disparity prevailed, and the provincial capital (Lahore) remained the most developed. Moreover, the policy scrutiny indicate that despite the introduction of several national level policies and programmes, local Municipal Administrations have been incapable at handling the development issues. The proposed approach proved useful, and robust enough to be tested in a different regional setting.

LanguageEnglish
Pages346-358
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Urban Sustainable Development
Volume9
Issue number3
Early online date21 Apr 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2017

Fingerprint

infrastructure development
socioeconomic development
Pakistan
infrastructure
district
municipal administration
economic growth
prosperity
city
policy
socioeconomics
programme

Keywords

  • Development disparity
  • infrastructure
  • Pakistan
  • socioeconomic
  • urban

Cite this

@article{65658621d58b41b79f4c2435c5f997e8,
title = "Assessing the socioeconomic and infrastructure development disparity–a case study of city districts of Punjab, Pakistan",
abstract = "Socioeconomic and infrastructure development are the major sectors linked to prosperity of any region, while disparity in these sectors, in certain instances, hinder economic growth. This paper outlines an approach to examine development disparity in both spatial and temporal dimensions. A comparative analyses of socioeconomic and infrastructure development disparity among five city districts of Punjab province of Pakistan helped testing the proposed methods. The data variables and time periods (2002, 2007 and 2012) were selected based on the policy programmes introduced by the governments to reflect the closest factual position. Analyses revealed that development disparity prevailed, and the provincial capital (Lahore) remained the most developed. Moreover, the policy scrutiny indicate that despite the introduction of several national level policies and programmes, local Municipal Administrations have been incapable at handling the development issues. The proposed approach proved useful, and robust enough to be tested in a different regional setting.",
keywords = "Development disparity, infrastructure, Pakistan, socioeconomic, urban",
author = "Rana, {Irfan Ahmad} and Bhatti, {Saad Saleem} and Arshad, {Hafiz Syed Hamid}",
year = "2017",
month = "9",
day = "2",
doi = "10.1080/19463138.2017.1320286",
language = "English",
volume = "9",
pages = "346--358",
journal = "International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development",
issn = "1946-3138",
number = "3",

}

Assessing the socioeconomic and infrastructure development disparity–a case study of city districts of Punjab, Pakistan. / Rana, Irfan Ahmad; Bhatti, Saad Saleem; Arshad, Hafiz Syed Hamid.

In: International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, Vol. 9, No. 3, 02.09.2017, p. 346-358.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Assessing the socioeconomic and infrastructure development disparity–a case study of city districts of Punjab, Pakistan

AU - Rana, Irfan Ahmad

AU - Bhatti, Saad Saleem

AU - Arshad, Hafiz Syed Hamid

PY - 2017/9/2

Y1 - 2017/9/2

N2 - Socioeconomic and infrastructure development are the major sectors linked to prosperity of any region, while disparity in these sectors, in certain instances, hinder economic growth. This paper outlines an approach to examine development disparity in both spatial and temporal dimensions. A comparative analyses of socioeconomic and infrastructure development disparity among five city districts of Punjab province of Pakistan helped testing the proposed methods. The data variables and time periods (2002, 2007 and 2012) were selected based on the policy programmes introduced by the governments to reflect the closest factual position. Analyses revealed that development disparity prevailed, and the provincial capital (Lahore) remained the most developed. Moreover, the policy scrutiny indicate that despite the introduction of several national level policies and programmes, local Municipal Administrations have been incapable at handling the development issues. The proposed approach proved useful, and robust enough to be tested in a different regional setting.

AB - Socioeconomic and infrastructure development are the major sectors linked to prosperity of any region, while disparity in these sectors, in certain instances, hinder economic growth. This paper outlines an approach to examine development disparity in both spatial and temporal dimensions. A comparative analyses of socioeconomic and infrastructure development disparity among five city districts of Punjab province of Pakistan helped testing the proposed methods. The data variables and time periods (2002, 2007 and 2012) were selected based on the policy programmes introduced by the governments to reflect the closest factual position. Analyses revealed that development disparity prevailed, and the provincial capital (Lahore) remained the most developed. Moreover, the policy scrutiny indicate that despite the introduction of several national level policies and programmes, local Municipal Administrations have been incapable at handling the development issues. The proposed approach proved useful, and robust enough to be tested in a different regional setting.

KW - Development disparity

KW - infrastructure

KW - Pakistan

KW - socioeconomic

KW - urban

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85018796904&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/19463138.2017.1320286

DO - 10.1080/19463138.2017.1320286

M3 - Article

VL - 9

SP - 346

EP - 358

JO - International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development

T2 - International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development

JF - International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development

SN - 1946-3138

IS - 3

ER -