Decentralised Governance of Sindh Katchi Abadis Authority

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The research has identified the changes made by SKAA in its lease granting and development procedures. This has consisted primarily of decentralisation of the process of decision making, whereby the authority of granting leases which was originally centralised at the top in the Director General himself is now available with the officer in charge of the lease camp. In addition to this, the procedure for granting of leases has been simplified and streamlined. CBOs have been identified to facilitate the leasing process by mobilising and convincing the community of the benefits of regularisation and improved access to services. Mobile lease camps have been set up in katchi abadis undergoing regularisation to facilitate the residents in getting a lease through a one-window operation. On top of this, SKAA staff has been given training in working with the community at the grass roots level.