Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Enabling Environment for Nonprofit Organizations in Pakistan: Challenges of Financial and Regulatory Mechanisms

Date : February 04, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : Ms. Adeela Bukhari Joint Secretary NGO/INGO Economic Affair Division (AD), Mr. Muhammad Naeem Khan Additional Registrar SECP, Ms. Shazia Amjad Executive Director Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP), Mr. Hammad Naqi Khan Chief Executive Officer World Wide Fund, Pakistan (WWF), Ms. Sabira Qureshi Founder/ Managing Trustee Pehli Kiran School Education Trust.

Financing and funding are the most important concerns of the civil sector in the wake of ongoing pandemic of COVID. A number of small sized NGOs rely on lump sum funding from a certain-local or foreign-source, as on-going pandemic has hit had to every sector, civil society is also going through the hard times. In such difficult situations, if Government will not come forward to support them, many of these organizations will close their operation and then there is no replenishment. This session will focus on abovementioned financial resource constraints for NPOs to find quick solutions. Given this, the panel may deliberate on the following questions? • Is the space shrinking for NPOs in Pakista, • What are the major legal and fundraising challenges for NPOs in Pakista, • What mechanism can be proposed to inform civil society regarding available indigenous funding sources? • How to determine a direction to make secure fund-raising strategy? • How public private partnerships can be promoted? • What measures can NPOs take to better cope with the changing policies of the government? • How and what media channel can be used to improve the trust deficit of public and government on NPO sector