Title

Funding sustainability of NGOs / NPOs in Pakistan

Author

Hooda Shahzad

Degree

Master of Business Administration Executive

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

Year of Award

Spring 2018

Project Type

MBA Executive Research Project

Access Type

Restricted Access

Keywords

NGOs -- Funds sustainability | Non-Governmental Organisations -- Non-Profit Organisations | NGOs -- NPOs -- Pakistan

Executive Summary

In developing Countries where the governments are often unable (or unwilling) to provide even basic necessities to the People, not-for-profit organizations have been playing a vital role, in bridging the ever growing gap of providing basic social services in Pakistan. We have above 45 thousand NGOs serving in Pakistan. Numerous local, regional and international NGOs have political aspects, have played essential role in our society. Objectives of NGOs are usually to pursue wider social aims that have political aspects. The report addresses the common problem faced by most of NGOs and that is to assure viability of their operations. Inconsistent availability of funds to run the organization on long-term basis has always been challenging for most of not-for-profit organizations. Sustainability of funds is a crucial for every NGO to perform consistently on their vision. Recent study indicates that more than 3000 NGOs are working within Pakistan. Many of them are funded by foreign agencies while others are funded by local institutions and individual donors within Pakistan. Chapter 1 addresses the need of socio-economic development in Pakistan and the role of not-for-profit organizations working to promote the interest of poor and less privileged in our society; it further draws an effort to find common solution to the problem and the need to protect fundamental rights of these institutions. It emphasizes the need to devise strategic plan to formulate a regulatory body to be governed by a legislative unit - in line with the constitution of Pakistan. In chapter 2 the report indicates types of factors responsible for financial crises. Moreover the obstacles world has witnessed in post global financial crises in 2008/09. The part of this chapter also emphasizes example of bailout it serves only to the business sector that propels NGO industry further into isolation. The report can never be completed without highlighting the role of existing philanthropic forums working jointly for advancement of not-for-profit industry with examples of relevant institutions. Quoted by a study it highlights four categorical roles of a responsible government that can bring in a positive change in sustaining the hope. The report draws attention towards several parameters of funds for these NGOs. Besides it highlights the essential role of intermediary philanthropic organizations devoted to escalate effectiveness of social service organizations in Pakistan, through building in mutual collaboration of public and private partnership. These organizations play a key role in strengthening philanthropic support through liaising NGO industry with that of leading corporate institutions as well as local/international donor agencies. Chapter 3 highlights about how primary and exploratory models have been used to conduct a survey and the use of qualitative approach to reach to a substantive report.

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