Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization registered under society’s act 1860 in May 2006. It is a pool of researchers, scientists, implementers and policy scholars who believes in sustainable action for all spheres of life. SDF wish to turn out one new method after another, always combining two goals: sustainable livelihoods for the poor and regenerating the environment. SDF is committed with the concept of sustainable development - living within the limits of the natural environment and livelihoods without compromising the needs of future generations.

Conventional development practices only increase the gap between the haves and the have-nots. SDF aimed to develop such mechanisms and institutional systems, which are needed to achieve equitable and environmentally sound development.

SDF will continue to lobby governments and policy-makers, conduct research, influence policy makers, and work with business and industry to address global threats to the planet by seeking long-term solutions.

In Pakistan, more than half of the rural population is unemployed, underemployed or informally employed and on top of it they are not aware for their rights and basic needs of life. They need income generating jobs that provide them with economic security and with the products and services required to satisfy their basic needs, as well as appliances for their daily activities. At the same time, the industries that create these jobs and appliances must reduce the wasteful use of energy, water, forests and other natural resources. Modern industry cannot, and does not, address the needs of rural communities, and in any case requires heavy investment of capital, which is not available.

SDF emphasizes on building local capacities to meet the development challenges of the next era. Its belief is to help communities in search of sustainable solutions for their issues.

Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) – Pakistan
House # 605 LG – , Street # 58, I – 8 / 2

Phone: 0092 51 486 3870-1
Fax: 0092 51 486 3873


Nazir Mehmood
Executive Director