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Criteria

We rigorously evaluate all project proposals against the following five criteria: Critical Need: Addresses a major hardship for the community or a crucial element of the poverty cycle. Social Return: Cost-effective solution with an attractive social return compared to alternatives. Measurability: The social impact of the project can be measured directly or is knowable based on [...]

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Usman Hassan

Usman joined ADP in 2008 and has worked on multiple project teams including Sohb vocational training and cataract screening equipment for LRBT. Usman is based in Boston, MA and works for Oliver Wyman Consulting. As part of his consulting work, Usman has done projects across the US and the Middle East. Usman attended the University [...]

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Welcome!

We’re delighted to welcome you to our new home on the web! The site is not just a major aesthetic upgrade, but it also marks the beginning of a new way for us to interact with you. Several features – project and volunteer spotlights, the Dastak blog, simpler project navigation as well as online resources [...]

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Our Approach

ADP bridges a significant gap in Pakistan’s development sector – one that exists between concerned donors looking for deserving initiatives and the myriad of smaller development organizations that often operate below the radar screen. We achieve this through our network of motivated and talented volunteers who help us identify, evaluate and oversee high impact development [...]

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About Us

The Association for the Development of Pakistan (ADP) is a volunteer-driven, engaged philanthropy organization that funds carefully selected development projects run by local NGOs in Pakistan. We support projects in a range of sectors including economic empowerment, environment, healthcare, education and energy. Founded in 2003 by a group of students and young professionals in Boston [...]

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Our Process

ADP encourages small to medium-size non-profits in Pakistan to submit grant proposals for projects that need funding. Assuming a proposal passes our initial screen, we staff a volunteer Project Team to conduct deeper due diligence. The team works with the non-profit over the course of 3-4 months to assess the merits of the project. They [...]

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Project Resources

The following forms, guidelines and other documents are the resources used by our volunteers as they help select, evaluate, monitor and run projects. Overview Volunteer Introduction Introduction to ADP and the general nature of volunteering opportunities Training Project Solicitation Guide for volunteers soliciting new projects from non-profits Project Evaluation Guide Step-by-step walk-through for Project Teams [...]

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Umbreen Tapal

Umbreen joined the ADP Outreach Team in January 2010.¬† After joining she made a significant impact in creating and building ADP’s presence on social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. She has also been involved with project sourcing for flood redevelopment in Pakistan.

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Nabeel Hasnain

Nabeel is a Stanford graduate who currently works at a startup in the Bay Area.

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Al-Qasim Biogas Plants

ADP is funding 15 new biogas plants in Soon Valley, in Khushab district in north-west Punjab.

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