Dynamics Of Rural Support Programmes In Pakistan: Punjab And Sindh Perspective

Dr. Albeena Mirza, Dr. Najma Begum, Zareen Khan Rind


Rural Support Programmes (RSPs) are essentially NGOs they work outside the government and they are non profit organizations. They have developed substantial capacity to generate funds internally. The aim of this paper is to examine the contribution of Punjab and Sindh rural support programmes to rural livelihood improvement in areas of community participation, community physical infrastructure, health care, education and human resource development. The major findings of this paper was that the social mobilization process of Punjab RSP has not fostered or helped community organisations developed institutional capacity to undertaker projects on their own as joint entities. The frontline workers especially social organizers of Sindh RSP have not put enough efforts to nurture Community Organizations and help expand the programme by demonstration.

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