Lal Jan

Ashoka Fellow
Pakistan
Fellow Since 2003
Bilsum
This description of Lal Jan's work was prepared when Lal Jan was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
Introduction
By focusing on what he sees as a critical group–young leaders in Pakistan's emerging, rural middle class–Lal Jan is returning control of rural development practices to local people to build consensus, design plans, and allocate resources according to the will of the people rather than to the dictates of tribal chiefs or powerful landowners.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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