Regional Development Plans for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Excited to share the Regional Development Plans for the Greater Peshawar, Greater Abbottabad and Swat regions, jointly developed by the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under technical assistance supported by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction. The plans were launched recently in a virtually held event.

The plans capture  a strategic multi-sectoral plan that identifies the comparative advantages of the three regions and a 25-year investment plan for the component cities. The RDPs prioritise key sub-sectors, including water supply, environmental sanitation, solid waste management, tourism, cultural heritage, smart city, urban green spaces and amenities, other municipal services, and urban mobility and regional connectivity. Emphasis has been made on key drivers that promote sustainable urban and economic development.

The RDPs also explore interventions that benefit from economies of scale or interconnectivity. The RDPs consider cross-cutting areas such as corporate or business planning, data and indicators, human resources, procurement, safeguards and budget planning and management. Special attention has also been paid to the urban poor, women’s participation, and measures to address income and gender inequity. The RDPs assess the spatial and demographic land use and identify investments for urban areas within the region.

The plans are prepared through an extensive data analysis and consultative process by a joint venture of SaafConsult, The Netherlands and the dev~consult, Pakistan.

The RDPs can be accessed by clicking at the thumbnails above.