Urban Development Laboratory

Development Of An Urban Health And Poverty Site And Cohort For Testing Interventions (USAID, Punjab Government, Other funders and RADS CSR)

RADS established an information and surveillance capacity in an urban informal settlement in Dhok Hassu, Rawalpindi to allow testing of health and development interventions. We mapped the population and facilities, and conducted qualitative needs assessment, employment survey and a series of annual surveys of key indicators. RADS undertakes the measurements (measurement surveys, qualitative research and helps document household visits, services and behaviour changes with online dashboards etc) while its partner NGO, Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center (AHKRC) implements programs to test innovative ideas in development, empowerment and health for the urban poor.