Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, rights and responsibilities-based organization registered in 1994 under the Companies Ordinance of 1984 of Pakistan serving to improve the well-being of communities and citizens of Pakistan by creating their awareness of the basic rights and ensuring their access to those rights. SPO envisions ‘a democratic, socially just and ecologically sustainable society’ with a mission to support and strengthen disadvantaged communities and public interest institutions for resilient development. SPO is currently serving in more than 80 districts across the country in sectors of health, education, sustainable livelihood, climate change, digital knowledge and cultural & tourism promotion.
SPO transitioned from a small-scale joint venture of Small Projects Office between Government of Pakistan and Canadian High Commission in 1987. The initiative voluntarily led by Mr. Javed Jabbar, Dr. Tariq J. Banuri, and Ms. Ferida Sher; guided the transformation of a small entity to a leading Pakistani rights and responsibilities-based organization with a broad programmatic portfolio. SPO is recognized for its impressive nationwide footprint operating with a diverse spectrum of groups from grass root communities to various tiers of governance at local, district, provincial and national level. We have dynamic teams based in nine offices in all four provinces of Pakistan.
SPO is governed by a fourteen-member Board of Directors comprised of thirteen elected members and the Chief Executive.
SPO is a key member of over 20 global and regional networks of leading rights based civil society institutions.
Vision, Mission, Values
A democratic, socially just and ecologically sustainable society.
Our Approach & Strategy
SPO’s approach is to ensure that the voices of citizens are included in key decision-making mechanisms and public policies. Rights based approach is embedded in the design, implementation and execution of our soft- and hard-core service delivery initiatives
The Board of Directors is the governing and policymaking body of the organization. As the governing body, the BoD is ultimately responsible and accountable for the programme direction, financial and strategic management of the organization.
Message by The Chairperson
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Message by The Chief Executive
It is both overwhelming and exhilarating tohumbly take my position as the Chief Executive of SPO at a profound milestone completion of a quarter of a century.
HRD at SPO plays a vital role in strategic alignment of SPOs Vision and Mission; it renders its diversified services for organizational development and reforms through effective SOPs and TORs, strategic