Development Counterpart (DC)

  • Islamabad Capital Territory


G-11 Markaz
Office 11, 3rd Floor, Rose Arcade, G-11 Markaz
Islamabad Capital Territory

About Us


We envision a prosperous world, a planet where each and every individual has the right to lead a healthy and fulfilling life forming an inclusive society that is just, tolerant and free from fear and violence.


To inspire breakthroughs in the way we work to achieve development goals in the face of evolving human development challenges.


Transforming people lives for a better future by building long term engagement with all the development stakeholders to achieve national, regional and global development targets through participatory and human right based approaches.

About us

The Development Counterpart (DC) is a non-profit organization established in line with the specific roles of NGOs as underlined in 1991 by Asian Development Bank (ADB) Manila. The DC aims to unleash Pakistan's growth potential and overcome weaknesses under the overall ambit of Sustainable Development.

DC is working with several development organizations with shared goals and objectives. Under the auspices of DC the technical and financial resources and experiences of these organizations have been combined together to form one consolidated platform at the national level. DC has provided a one unit mission, vision and objectives to provide professional services for creating an enabling environment and contributing for effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will be achieved through replicating best practices, creating comprehensive mechanisms and processes, and engaging together as one organization that increases the quality and impact of our work.

We act as a counterpart to stakeholders that includes Governments, Civil Society and Development Partners to increase organisational efficiency, effectiveness, and relevance, and ensure alignment of programming interventions with national priorities with reduced duplication and transactions costs at national and international levels.

Our focus is on poverty reduction, civil society and governance, health and nutrition, access to education, livelihoods, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, climate change and green energy, reduce inequalities, peace, social cohesion, justice, disaster risk reduction, return & rehabilitation and building strong institutions.

We are determined to mobilize the means required to implement this agenda through a revitalized national partnership for sustainable development, based on a spirit of strengthened national solidarity, focused in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all stakeholders and communities.

DC possesses a wide range of expertise in development sector having experts with multi-years of experience in the field of Research, Institutional Capacity Building, Financial Management, Economic Development and other related disciplines to address the national requirements. Our most experienced, multi-professional and multi-lingual team have given us an added advantage to initiate projects of any type that are geared toward addressing the sustainable development, especially in the backdrop of SGDs.

Development Counterpart (DC) is a registered Not for Profit, Non Governmental Organization (NGO) under the Societies Registration Act 1860. We have a countrywide geographical coverage, which includes, Provincially Administered Tribal Area (PATA), Federally Administrated Tribal Area (FATA), Northern Areas, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. In future DC also intends to expand its services to other regions and parts of the world. DC has local social capital spread across Pakistan, which enables us to quick start programs and projects in any part of the country.