About Us

The Development Counterpart (DC) is a non-profit organization established in line with the specific roles of NGOs as underlined in 1991 by Asian Development Bank (ADB) Manila. The DC aims to unleash Pakistan’s growth potential and overcome weaknesses under the overall ambit of Sustainable Development.

DC work with several development organizations with shared goals and objectives.Under the auspices of DC the technical and financial resources and experiences of these organizations have been combined together to form one consolidated platform at the national level. DC has provided a one unit mission, vision and objectives to provide professional services for creating an enabling environment and contributing for effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will be achieved through replicating best practices, creating comprehensive mechanisms and processes, and engaging together as one organization that increases the quality and impact of our work.

We acts as a counterpart to stakeholders that includes Government’s, Civil Society and development partners to increase organisational efficiency, effectiveness, , and relevance, and ensure alignment of programming interventions with national priorities with reduced duplication and transactions costs at national and international levels.
Our focus is on poverty reduction, civil society and governance, health and nutrition, access to education, livelihoods, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, climate change and green energy, reduce inequalities, peace, social cohesion, justice, disaster risk reduction, return & rehabilitation and building strong institutions.

We are determined to mobilize the means required to implement this agenda through a revitalized national partnership for sustainable development, based on a spirit of strengthened national solidarity, focused in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all stakeholders and communities.

DC possess a wide range of expertise in development sector having experts with multi years’ experience in the field of Research, Institutional Capacity Building, Financial Management, Economic Development and other related disciplines to address the national requirements. Our most experienced, multi-professional and multi-lingual team have given us an added advantage to initiate projects of any type that are geared toward addressing the sustainable development, especially in the backdrop of SGDs.

We have a countrywide geographical coverage, which includes, Federal Administered Tribal Area (FATA), Provincial Administered Tribal Area (PATA), Northern Areas, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. In future DC also intends to expand its services to the region and other parts of the world. DC has the capacity and local social capital across Pakistan, which enables us to quick start programs and projects in any part of the country.