Executive Summary

Organization for Research and Community Development (ORCD) is a nongovernmental, non-political, not-for-profit and independent organization founded by a group of community development and research specialists. The aim of the organization is to contribute to the development of Pakistan as an integral part of the international community. It envisages accomplishing its aims by building local capacities, generating evidence in various disciplines, promoting evidence-based best practices, and implementing developmental projects aimed at Community Development at the grass root level.

ORCD services include planning of humanitarian and development projects, designing feasibility studies, and management of community-based interventions for the development of target communities through best practices. ORCD considers a multi-sectoral approach to Community Development and hence ensures its services to be offered through an extended range of sectors spanning health, education, agriculture. It also tries to ensure that women empowerment, as a key cross-cutting issue, is at the center of Community Development.

ORCD brings expertise in managing large-scale projects and sourcing and managing high quality development experts covering a variety of disciplinary skills required for the implementation of projects. Establishing meaningful partnerships, ensuring diversity and community empowerment with a special focus on women are the core working principles of ORCD. ORCD believes these characteristics would enable the organization to successfully deliver and manage a wide range of projects yielding optimum impact cost-effectively and cost efficiently.