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  • Mobilink Partners with PCP for Six ICT Labs in Schools
    Mobilink and Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) held a signing ceremony under which the Telco would provide six state-of-the-art information communication technology (ICT) labs to schools run by the non-government organisations (NGOs) across Paki More

  • Credibility: The Major Issue
    Published in The News of Sunday, March 29, 2015

    Credibility of NGOs is a major concern nowadays. The official certifying authority Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy  needs government handholding to evaluate these organisations

  • Assessment of Local Support Organizations (LSOs)
    Ms. Shazia Maqsood Amjad (Executive Director PCP) and Mr. Abdul Malik (General Manager AKRSP) mark the day as Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) enters into an agreement with Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) for Assessment of LSOs.

  • Global Donors Forum 2014
    In his address at this year event in Washington, the Chairman of the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP), Dr. Lakha highlighted the importance of Philanthropy for nation building. He traced the roots of systemized philanthropy in Islam and enlight More

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The Certification Programme seeks to bring transparency, accountability and good governance in the nonprofit sector in Pakistan. The first initiative of its kind in South Asia; it involves the evaluation of a nonprofit organisation on standardised parameters of internal governance, financial management and programme d


PCP recognises that all stakeholders need to be educated in the concept, statistics and mechanics of philanthropy. For this purpose a multi pronged media strategy is used to advance discussion and awareness on philanthropy including regular updates on the PCP website on global developments as well as through e-mail alerts, news reports and the distribution of


Philanthropy Support Services (PSS) programme of PCP is designed to promote partnerships between CSOs, Grant makers and Government. PCP supports grant makers in enhancing the effectiveness of their grant making through its PSS Unit. In its role as an intermediary support organization, PCP plays a vital role in issues relating to philanthropy and civil society. PSS unit aims to assist philant


Volunteer services management is a new initiative at PCP. This initiative was taken during the IDP crisis in 2009 and became the starting point for this programme. This new initiative and the test pilot conducted later show that there is huge potential of untapped resources which can be utilised to strengthen the process of social development.



In 1998, the Aga Khan Development Network commissioned studies on 'indigenous philanthropy' to advance the idea of self-reliance and reduce dependency on foreign aid. This exploration of the 'Pakistani philanthropic tradition' revealed that philanthropy could be a potent resource in addressing the symptoms and causes of poverty. The design required a strengthened civil society supported by an enab


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