Case Study: Identifying the Challenges and Vulnerabilities in Selected Slums and Low Income Communities in Dhaka and Assessing the Need for an Integrated Slum Development Approach
The present case study has been carried out to assess the present condition in slum areas in Dhaka city in terms of basic services, infrastructures and governance. In this study, facilities that are critical for maintaining minimum living standard in slum areas have been given priority; these include water, sanitation, stormwater and sullage (grey water) drainage system, solid waste management, indoor air pollution, power supply, transportation system, health services, housing condition, fire safety, education facility (primary schools), playground for children, greeneries, natural disaster (e.g., flooding) preparedness, crime prevention mechanism and access to information. The case study was carried out in four selected slum/low-income communities (LIC) in Dhaka city to identify the challenges and vulnerabilities being faced by the communities living there. The case study has been carried out with the ultimate goal of formulating an integrated development approach” for slum/low-income areas in Bangladesh and encourage government and non-government organizations to opt for such an “integrated approach”.