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Impacts of economic crises and reform on the informal textile industry on Karachi / Arif Hasan & Mansoor Raza.

By: Hasan, Arif [author. ].
Contributor(s): Raza, Mansoor [author. ].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: IIED Working Paper, 2015. Publisher: London : IIED, 2015Description: 23 p. : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm.Subject(s): Urban development -- Pakistan -- Karachi | Informal sector (Economics) -- Textiles -- Pakistan -- Karachi Metropolitan AreaDDC classification: 330.95491 HAS Online resources: For full text click here Summary: To date, no empirical research has examined the local impacts of economic crises and reform on cities in Pakistan, including Karachi. This study addresses this gap by examining how the textile industry – as one of Pakistan’s most productive economic sectors – has been impacted, with a focus on the informal power loom sub-sector. The factors that have contributed to the decline of the textile industry and the repercussions for this sub-sector, including one of the settlements in which it operates, are discussed. The conclusions contemplate the challenges of formulating urban policy responses to an economic problem that is shaped simultaneously by local, regional and global pressures.
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To date, no empirical research has examined the local impacts of economic crises and reform on cities in Pakistan, including Karachi. This study addresses this gap by examining how the textile industry – as one of Pakistan’s most productive economic sectors – has been impacted, with a focus on the informal power loom sub-sector. The factors that have contributed to the decline of the textile industry and the repercussions for this sub-sector, including one of the settlements in which it operates, are discussed. The conclusions contemplate the challenges of formulating urban policy responses to an economic problem that is shaped simultaneously by local, regional and global pressures.

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