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Gateway2Giving: Directory of CCSOs launched

Pakistan Observer:

Islamabad — Most of the Pakistani NGOs run social and welfare works through self-generated income while rest of the support comes from national and international donor agencies. This information was revealed at the launch of the directory of certified nonprofit organizations working in Pakistan compiled by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) here on Thursday.

Speaking at the launching ceremony the book, Anjum R. Haque, Executive Director of PCP informed that 181 NGOs were examined during the survey which revealed that "around 43% of the NGOs work through self-generated income while 34% from national donors and around 23% from international donors."

Malik Babur, Manager Certification of PCP informed that "Out of 181 NGOs, 57 are working on health issues, 52 are working in educational area while 11 NGOs are focused on advocacy."

The directory titled 'Gateway to Giving' is a reflection of PCP's unique Certification Programme which is the first of its kind to be implemented in South Asia.

The certification programme provides a system of voluntary evaluation of Certified Social Organizations on standardized parameters by an external agency aimed at promoting international best practices of good governance, financial transparency, documentation, disclosure and accountability.