Migration and development dynamics in Youhanabad, Pakistan

Report – external series

Erdal, Marta Bivand; Furrukh Khan; Hannah Murray; Wardah Noor; Jovairiah Batool; Muhammad Aneeb UI Hassan Qureshi; Behroz Karim & Arslan Ahmad (2022) Migration and development dynamics in Youhanabad, Pakistan. MIGNEX Case Study Brief.

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Youhanabad – the largest Christian-majority area in Pakistan – is an urban neighbourhood of Lahore undergoing major educational and infrastructural expansion.

Youhanabad has been, and continues to be, shaped by internal in-migration of Christians of different denominations.

International mobility and development interventions are often tied to different church-based networks in the area.

Overall, out-migration is low: most young adults (78%) expect to stay in Youhanabad in the next five years. Migration aspirations are also low, with most (88%) preferring to stay.

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