Participatory Rural Development Society (PRDS) is a National NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. PRDS is working together with Governments, United Nations and other National and International Donors to serves the people alleviate poverty and inequality. Our Interventions are based on the principles of mutual respect, devoid of all kinds of discrimination of caste, religion, gender or any other social or political identities. PRDS registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 in March 2008. In addition to the legal registration, the organization has an active MoU signed with the EAD Govt. of Pakistan. Since inception, PRDS is serving the vulnerable communities and poverty-stricken people in remote and neglected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Including newly merged districts (Formerly FATA), Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan. During the past 10 years, the organization has assisted more than 1.5 million direct & indirect vulnerable persons and successfully completed 44 projects of humanitarian relief and development.
PRDS established and supported more than 1,120 community based organizations covering over 1 million populations. The investment of PRDS in shape of programmatic, financial, technical, strategic and capacity building initiatives, on one hand, has led to development of three tiers (community, village and union councils) level local institutions, while on the other hand it has significantly contributed to social, economic and political development of rural areas and communities through various development packages.
The major donors who support PRDS interventions in humanitarian emergencies, early recovery and sustainable development across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and newly merged districts (Erstwhile FATA), Sindh and Punjab are UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, ILO and PHPF. Beside the UN agencies international organizations and donors like Concern Worldwide, CESVI, Care International, Tearfund, CESSD and ADP have also contributed significantly in various components of PRDS programmes.