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Organization for Community Development (OCD)

About Us

About Us

Organization for Community Development (OCD) is a benevolent, non-governmental registered organization, promoting integral development and sustainable peace. OCD works for the holistic development of marginalized segment of the society without any discrimination of caste, creed, race, gender, religion and ethnicity. Our initiatives involve and engage neglected, marginalized and downtrodden grassroots communities prone to risk.

We work towards socio economic uplift of women, children, youth, minorities, farmers and other groups with special needs, living in poverty and social exclusion. The main thrust of the organization is to facilitate communities to take collective developmental actions for social transformation. As a community-based organization, we are determined to work for poverty alleviation by sensitizing and organizing communities to mobilize resources for common actions to empower them by providing opportunities for dignified lifestyle.

OCD is registered under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (registration & control) ordinance, 1961 (XLVI of 1961) on April 24, 2001, subsequently registered under The Punjab Charities Act 2018 on November 23, 2020.

Our Inspiration

Problems bring Challenges;
Challenges bring Opportunities;
Opportunities bring Change;
And Change is Development.


Our Strategy

Go to the people, live with them,
Love them and learn from them,
Start work with them, with what they know,
Build on what they have,
But with creative and committed leaders,
So at the end when the work is done,
The people will rejoice and say that,
“We have done it by ourselves” — Lao Tzu

Core Values

  • To practice honesty, integrity & trustworthiness
  • To communicate sensitively and compassionately
  • To show utmost respect for all human life & nature
  • To promote support & teamwork, preference to competition
  • To work in a sustainable & socially responsible way
  • Not to permit consideration of any factor to affect attitude towards any person

Networking Organizations

OCD works in close collaboration with several networks and organizations. We believe that networking with like-minded organizations is very essential and helpful for the materialization of OCD’s vision, mission and goals. The following organizations and networks provide us with their professional support and skill enhancement opportunities. Their assistance and encouragement in various areas of mutual interest motivate and inspires OCD in making its programs sustainable.

National Partners

  • Community World Service Asia
  • Christian Study Center, Rawalpindi
  • Punjab Rural Support Program
  • National Rural Support Program
  • The Network, Islamabad – Pakistan
  • National Trust for Population Welfare, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Justice  & Peace Commission (JPC)
  • Population Association of Pakistan
  • Akhtar Hameed Khan National Centre for Rural Development, Islamabad

  • Election Commission of Pakistan & UNDP – Pakistan
  • Faisalabad NGOs’ Network
  • Sexual Harassment Watch
  • Faith Welfare Foundation, Islamabad
  • Rural Development Foundation, Islamabad
  • Locally Registered CSOs With UNICEF, UNDP Pakistan
  • National Humanitarian Network (NHN)
  • National Commission for Justice & Peace (NCJP)

 International Partners

  • International Association for Community Development
  • Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development, Philippines  ANGOC
  • Conference Of NGO’s In Consultative Relationship With Un Geneva CONGO
  • Girls Not Brides
  • NPeace Network Asia