National Rural Development Program

National Rural Development Program (NRDP) is a non-government, non-profit & non-political, development, advocacy and relief organization dedicated to working with the deprived, neglected oppressed rural communities to fight against poverty and injustice. We strive, and engage effectively all the low-income communities in the fight against poverty. We are committed to serving the people in need, regardless of their religion, race, or gender.

NRDP was originated in 1992 by a group of volunteers to help the poor and low-income communities in the jurisdiction of district Narowal with the name of “Narowal Rural Development Program (NRDP)” and later on registered in 1995 under the Registration and Control Ordinance of 1961.

NRDP made untiring efforts to organize the poor and the vulnerable and mobilize collective action for the area. The greater part of the NRDP efforts focused on the District Narowal and its poor communities.

NRDP has been working for the empowerment of the marginalized sections of the area for 19 years through a holistic and integrated approach to problem-solving by providing micro credit & enterprise development, health, education, capacity building, livelihoods development, relief & rehabilitation and advocacy for women & children’s rights. Every year our programming approach have executed effectively and benefited thousands of low-income families through the integration of our inclusive rural development package.

NRDP focuses on the socio-economic development of the marginalized, neglected, and oppressed communities by horizontal and vertical expansion of operations at organizational level accentuating its vision and mission. To address the problems of communities at border scale, NRDP upgraded its status at national level and registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 with the name of “National Rural Development Program (NRDP)” in 2011.

Since its inception in 1992, the inclusive rural development package of NRDP impacted positive effects on the lives of the poor people.

Core Values

  • We are Community Focused
  • We are Accountable and Transparent
  • We believe in Equity
  • We are committed to ending poverty

Thematic Areas:

  1. Good governance and democratization.
  2. Micro credit and enterprise development for sustainable Livelihoods.
  3. Quality education.
  4. Health services.
  5. Social sector development
  6. Relief & early recovery for flood victims
  7. Human and institutional development

Cross-cutting Themes:

NRDP incorporates the cross-cutting themes into its programming and project activities, as a holistic approach to sustainable development

  • Gender equality
  • Child and youth rights
  • Inter-faith harmony
  • Stakeholder participation
  • Advocacy, networking & linkages
  • Sustainability


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