SPDC generates funding through contract research and other projects. Previously, SPDC was supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Royal Norwegian Embassy (RNE). International Development Research Center, Canada (IDRC) has also provided funding under its Think Tank Initiative to support the core research workplan of SPDC in the past.
Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC) is a policy research institute registered as a nonprofit limited company in Pakistan. Focusing on issues of poverty and inequality, governance, gender, climate and pro-poor macro-economic policy, it contributes to the national goal of social development through research, policy advice and advocacy. Established in 1995, SPDC has made significant intellectual contribution in placing issues of pro-poor growth and social development on Pakistan's policy-making agenda. With its headquarters based in Karachi, SPDC has recently established its outreach… Read More
The governance of SPDC lies mainly with its Board of Directors (BoD) comprising of seven to twelve members serving on a voluntary basis. SPDC's Managing Director is an ex-officio member of the BoD. The Board provides strategic and policy direction to SPDC's management besides approving its annual work plan, budget, and audited financial statement.
- Mr. Javed Jabbar
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