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Representing only a small proportion of available funding.
Updating August-September 2018
This is a developing and evolving resource. While a link may be valid, the information may in certain cases be outdated.


1. CLICK here FOR LISTS of FOUNDATIONS AND NGOs providing funding for projects

2. MAJOR SUSTAINABILITY and DEVELOPMENT LINKS

Index Pakistan
Partnerships towards development sustainability
International Help
Links To Funding Agencies
Microfinance
BLOGS On Sustainability & Development
Training For Community-based Development
How to Find Funding
For Consideration
Agencies For National Level Implementation
Major Links Resources
Note: [IR] denotes international resource affecting a number of countries worldwide.


Partnerships towards development and sustainability

  • LEAD Pakistan Inspiring leadership for a sustainable world. Projects - CSR & Partnerships. A number of significant listings.
  • Listing Pakistan's SDG Partnerships & Commitments" United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform (Sustainable Development Goals)
    UN Sustainable Development Framework The Government of Pakistan and the United Nations in Pakistan sign Apr 11, 2018. Focus: Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention & Recovery, Environment & Climate Change, Development Policy, Gender equality
  • SDPI Sustainable Development Policy Institute "The Sustainable Development Policy Institute provides the global sustainable development community with representation from Pakistan as well as South Asia as a whole." Mission Statement: "To catalyse the transition towards sustainable development, defined as the enhancement of peace, social justice and well-being, within and across generations."
    see all Research Themes
    see Ongoing Projects
  • BOND (British Overseas NGOs for Development) the United Kingdom's broadest network of voluntary organisations working in international development (often called non-governmental organisations, or NGOs). Membership search page. As an example: Select Pakistan in 'Location' and rural community development in 'Sector' . Some 40+ organizations
  • Sustainable Development Latest on the issue UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

    International Help

  • [IR]IFAD in Pakistan Development projects. IFAD Grants: An Overview, Eligibility Criteria, Grants by Theme
  • Funding-Pakistan World Bank Small Grants Program Pakistan. Showing hundreds of projects. "...supports activities of civil society organizations whose primary objective is civic engagement of the poor and marginalized populations..., the Small Grants Program helps facilitate ownership of development initiatives by a broader sector of society." "...the program is administered through the Country Offices. NGOs and other civil society organizations who are interested in participating in the Program should contact Where We Work see address at bottom.
  • World Bank Group - Pakistan: Data, Projects & Research
  • [IR]LEAD Pakistan
    Listing of Projects Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD), Pakistan, is an independent policy think tank that focuses on policy research, public policy engagement, and leadership development in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
    Programmes
    Leadership Development Programme (since 1995)
    Social Capital Development (since 2004)
    Climate Action Programme (since 2007)
    Water Programme (since 2013)
    Special Initiatives in 2015: Pakistan-Towards 2047; Knowledge Hub on SDGs; and Sustainable Cities
  • Aga Khan Foundation "Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development." "The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) focuses on health, education, culture, rural development, institution-building and the promotion of economic development. It is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor, without regard to their faith, origin or gender."
  • UNDP-GEF SGP Pakistan Community Action Global Impact
    SGP Pakistan Project List
    "SGP supports activities of non-governmental and community-based organizations in developing countries towards climate change abatement, conservation of biodiversity , protection of international waters , reduction of the impact of persistent organic pollutants and and prevention of land degradation while generating sustainable livelihoods."
    The GEF Small Grants Program - eligibility requirements and how to apply
    Areas of Work:
    Biodiversity
    Climage Change
    Land Degradation
    Sustainable Forest Management
    International Waters
    Chemicals
    Example: Maisoon Zamir, Escorts Foundation, a Lahore based NGO, funded by GEF/SGP for promotion of fuel efficient stoves in Changa Manga won the Ashden Award for 2004 for their SGP funded project, wins the award for Food (30,000) for providing rural women around the Changa Manga Forest in Pakistan, with a cooking stove which is both simple in design..."
  • Focus Areas For Social Funds "The World Bank Social Funds Team is committed to fostering innovation and heightening the impact of social fund investments, to improve the well-being of poor and vulnerable groups served by these programs." see .Worldbank in Pakistan
    Also see Facebook World Bank Pakistan for further information and links.
  • gef Global Environment Facility Since its establishment, "the GEF has provided over $17.9 billion in grants and mobilized an additional $93.2 billion in co-financing for more than 4500 projects in 170 countries. "
    Our Work in Pakistan
    Projects
    Apply for funding information
    Project Database
    Funding - Total Funding Received
    List of GEF Agencies working in Pakistan
    Food and Agriculture Organization
    International Fund for Agricultural Development
    The World Bank
    United Nations Development Programme
    United Nations Environment Programme
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • Department for International Development (DFID) - UK Gov See Funding Schemes for overall view. DFID operates a number of different funding schemes to promote sustainable development and eliminate poverty. Example: Pakistan increases access to financial services for the poor

    NGOs In Support of Development, Fund Raising

  • Acumen Fund is a global non-profit venture fund serving the four billion people living on less than $4 a day. Our aim is to create a blueprint for building financially sustainable and scalable organizations that deliver affordable, critical goods and services that elevate the lives of the poor. We adhere to a disciplined process in selecting and managing our philanthropic investments as well as in measuring the end results.
  • Association for the Development of Pakistan (ADP) "The Association for the Development of Pakistan (ADP) is a Boston based non-profit organization founded in May 2003. The mission of ADP is to enhance the lives of the poor, neglected and underprivileged of Pakistan by providing support for carefully selected social development projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure, environment, healthcare, education, gender equality, labor and food rights" Projects are found through "...personal recommendations, NPO outreach, and web submissions." See Suggest a Project
  • NGO Resource Centre, Pakistan (NGORC) "NGORC is a project of the Aga Khan Foundation which aims to enhance organisational effectiveness and improve systems that promote gender sensitive participatory approaches to sustainable social and economic development."
  • Pakistan news, articles DATABASE search

    Lists of Links To Funding Agencies
    Also see section below:
    How to Find Funding

  • The World Bank In Pakistan
    Projects and Operations
  • GlobalGiving Lists and descriptions of the many and various corporate/institutional partners, project partners, and funding partners involving funds and philanthropic organizations cooperating with GlobalGiving.
  • Direct Project Giving by Global Giving - a direct donor to project way of giving which has helped in many areas of the world. How it works: "GlobalGiving.com is an online marketplace for international giving. Potential donors can browse and select from a wide offering of projects, organized by geography or by themes such as health care, the environment, and education. Once a donor chooses a project, he/she can contribute any amount, using a credit/debit card, check, PayPal, or stock transfer. Gift registries can be set up for special events, and donors can "give" any project as a gift. These contributions directly support the entrepreneurial work of project leaders throughout the world, who are bringing innovative, empowering solutions to challenging social problems at the local community level." Projects are identified by .project partners

    Microfinance

  • State Bank of Pakistan - search for list of microfinance banks Also see:
  • Wikipedia list of banks in Pakistan including microfinance banks
  • Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC) is registered as an Investment Finance Company under NBFCs regulations with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)
  • Akhuwat Zakat Donation Program
  • Article on Micro Financing "The Hidden Wealth of the Poor' Economist.com discusses the pluses and minuses of microfinance.
  • Microfinance rated Enterweb - The Enterprise Development Website contains links to microfinance groups, sites, development portals, summits, resources and evaluation.

    BLOGS On Sustainability & Development

  • IFAD blogs Need For Development of Agriculture Policy In Pakistan
  • Top 75 Sustainability Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2018
    Recycling Websites
    Space Websites
    Environmental Blogs
    Sustainability Blogs
    Eco Friendly Blogs
    Sustainable Living Blog
    Zero Waste Blog
    Environmental Law Blog
    Weather Blogs
    Green Technology Blogs
  • Acumen Fund Blog Entrepreneurial Solutions to Global Poverty. Very active.
    Training Programs in Community-based Development
  • The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides innovative training courses to organizations and individuals who work with village residents to achieve a plan for sustainable community-based development. Training Programs in Community-based Development hosted by Colorado State University
    How to Find Funding
    Be sure to see section above related to funding:
    Lists of Links To Funding Agencies
    NGOs In Support.
    Microfinance
  • Funding and Delivery "UNDP development programmes are financed through global, non-voluntary contributions from UN member countries (core resources), as well as from contributions from bilateral and multilateral donors (cost sharing resources) and from the Pakistan federal and provincial governments (government cost sharing resources). UNDP considers government cost sharing as an important indicator and instrument to deepen national ownership and achieve scalability and sustainability of UNDP supported initiatives."
  • USAID Economic Growth & Agriculture "USAID works with the Government of Pakistan and development partners to Boost Private Sector Development, Enhance Agricultural Productivity, and Improve the Business-Enabling Environment."
  • Listing of websites of International and Foreign Grant Makers MSU Libraries - search for sustainable development agriculture pakistan asia
    For Consideration
  • Community-Indicator-Systems "online platforms that local actors can use to track issues that matter to their community. CIS platforms enable local actors to track progress on local issues in the global context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This "localization" of the SDGs empowers communities to take local actions, observe the impact of those actions, share experiences with other communities and build new partnerships for implementation."
  • ChangeMakers.com Changemakers is an Ashoka program. "Changemakers activates a global network of social entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, policy makers and activists to build an Everyone a Changemaker world."
  • Change Makers of Pakistan "Our goal is to connect donors from all over the world to these small NGOs in Pakistan who otherwise wouldn't get the exposure and help they need. In addition to that, we get various cases of people in need who can't receive help elsewhere, we act as a safety net for such cases and ensure the donations we receive go to those who are rightfully in need."
  • Innovation For Sustainable Rural Development Towards A Theoretical Framework: Innovation for sustainable rural development: Family farming in innovation processes, Social construction of markets, The role of government institutions
  • The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 Highlights of progress and remaining gaps for all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    Emphasis on data revolution in motion, Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation, Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy, Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities, Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production, Goal 15: Life on land, Goal 17: Partnership for the Goals
    National and International Agencies For National Level Implementation
  • Ministry of Climate Change. Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency responsible to implement the Pakistan Environmental Protection Act. "...responsible to implement the Pakistan Environmental Protection Act, 1997 in the country. An Act to provide for the protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement of environment, for the prevention and control of pollution, and promotion of sustainable development."
  • [IR]FAO Country Profile and Mapping Information System [Arabic Chinese, English, Francais, Espanol] Includes: "FAO-GeoNetwork is a web based Geographic Data and Information Management System. It enables easy access to local and distributed geospatial information..."
  • [IR]Asian Development Bank Projects: Pakistan. Also up-to-date documents and tenders
  • [IR]The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) "... provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together."
    As of 2018 includes projects such as: Curbing sea intrusion in the Indus Delta, Karachi Conservation, Mangroves Ecosystem, Vulture Conservation Strategy, Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (PCASE), Sustainable Transport Project (PAKSTRAN), Integrated Coastal Management, Restoration and Rehabilitation of Mangroves Ecosystem, Water governance
    Major Links Resources

    Sustainable Development Networking Programme, Pakistan(SDNP) "Programme aiming to promote Internet connectivity and usage in Pakistan in order to exchange information related to sustainable human development. Programme is a collaboration between IUCN and SDNP."
    Guide to Resources for NGOs and Other Organizations of Civil Society (pdf) Guide to Resources for NGOs and Other Organizations of Civil Society, Small Grants Program, Social Development Department, World Bank, International Youth Foundation
    Idealist.org Pakistan "Idealist is all about connecting idealists - people who want to do good - with opportunities for action and collaboration."
    For all jobs, internships, volunteering, organizations, groups
    For sustainable Pakistan
    ProPoor a service of charityfocus.org. ProPoor is an internet portal that provides information, resources and news about development work in South Asia. very large database source Sawnet.org
    The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) IFAD is dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries.
    Pakistan Centre for Development Communication (PCDC) Search for sustainable development
    Directory of Nonprofit Organizations in Pakistan 2012 Price: 5000 Pak Rupees
    2015 Directory of Donors for NGOs in Pakistan Price: 8000 Pak Rupees (only available for PCDC Organizational Members)
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