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Role of Public Sector in Developing Social Enterprise Sector in Pakistan

Partner: British Council Pakistan

Locale: Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Faisalabad, and Quetta

Time Frame: December 2015-October 2016

Project Team: Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Dr. Sheharyar Toru, Muhammad Adnan, Danish Hassan, Fazal Bukhari, Asif Javed, Syed Shujaat Ahmed, Aziz Ullah Kakar, Muhammad Awais Umar, Waseem Salim, and Irfan Qureshi


The aim of this study is to explore the potential of social enterprises and effectively engage with the government and policy sector for social enterprise in Pakistan. Advocacy around this study will demand an integrated and comprehensive set of policy measures for SEs.


The research study will focus on the following elements of government and policy for SE:

  • Outlining the existing government policy landscape for SE in Pakistan
  • Identifying and analyzing the legislative and regulatory barriers to social enterprise development in Pakistan
  • Exploring the potential of SE in contributing towards key government priorities in Pakistan
  • Identifying key stakeholders with in the government sector and their role in supporting social enterprise development in Pakistan
  • Exploring opportunities for potential public private partnerships for SE development in Pakistan
  • Recommendations on how government sector, through policy and legislation, can support the development of an SE sector in Pakistan
  • Recommendations on how the British council and its UK partners can support the Pakistan government in strengthening the SE sector in the country
Project Status:
Perception Survey in Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Faisalabad, and Quetta
Policy Symposium at National Level
Please follow the link given below for findings in this study