History

The Centre for Business & Society (CBS) was created at the successful conclusion of the Assessment and Strengthening Program-LUMS, a five-year USAID-funded project that began in 2011. Since its inception, CSB has conducted over 120 training sessions for over 3,000 managers and executives from public and CSO sectors across Pakistan.

 

Assessment and Strengthening Program (ASP)

ASP-LUMS was a 5-year long training program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It was designed to bring the management of Pakistani civil society and government organizations to a higher level of management excellence, accountability, and transparency. Over 3,000 managers and executives from government and civil society organizations from across Pakistan were trained in areas including monitoring and evaluation, fiscal decentralization, and leadership and cultural change, and many more. Read more.

In the past, CSB has entered into formal agreements with Partnering Institutions (PI) for the purpose of conducting trainings. The Center builds the capacity of PIs by training faculty and staff. The faculty, after receiving training at CSB, is able to train in their own campuses. Read More

Public, private, and civil society organizations across Pakistan have been CSB clients. Below is a list of these organizations.

 Government of Pakistan Organizations
1Accountant General Pakistan Revenues (AGPR Balochistan)
2Accountant General Pakistan Revenues (AGPR)
3Aik Hunar Aik Nagar (AHAN)
4Audit and Accounts Training Institute
5Auditor General of Pakistan
6Balochistan University of Information Technology, Envineering and Management
7Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) 
8Communication & Works Department 
9Central Power Generation Company Limited (CPGCL) 
10Citizen Damage Compensation Program (NADRA) 
11National Transmission and Dispatch Company  
12D.G. Commercial Audit and Evaluation (DGCAE) 
13DG Audit Railways, Lahore  
14Economic Affairs Division  
15Education Department, Government of Sindh 
16FATA Development Authority 
17FATA Institutional Strengthening Project 
18FATA Secretariat 
19Finance Department Balochistan 
20Finance Department KPK 
21First Women Bank Limited (FWBL) 
22Frontier Works Organization  
23FUCP FATA Peshawar  
24GENCO-I (Jamshoro Power Company Limited)  
25CENCO-II (Central Power Generation Company Limited) 
26GENCO-III (Northern Power Generation Company Limited) 
27Health Department 
28Health Services Academy  
29Higher Education Commission (HEC) 
30 Hyderabad Electric Supply Company 
31 IBA Karachi 
32 IBA Sukkur 
33 Islamabad Electric Supply CO 
34 Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar  
35 Post Crisis Needs Assessment (PCNA) Implementation Support Unit (ISU) FATA 
36 KPK University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar 
37 Lahore Waste Management Company 
38 Lahore Electric Supply CO 
39 Local Government & Rural Development Department, KPK Govt. 
40 MEC, P&D Department, Govt. of Sindh 
41 Multan Electric Power Company 
42 Ministry of Finance 
43 Ministry of Industries 
44 Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, Islamabad 
45 Municipal Services Delivery Program (MSDP) 
46 National Assembly Secretariat 
47 National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) 
48 National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK) 
49 National Commission for Human Development 
50 Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Service Islamabad (PIPS) 
51 Pakistan Railway Accounts Department 
52 Pakistan Electric Power Company 
53 Peshawar Electric Supply CO 
54 PITCO (Power Distribution Program - USAID) 
55 Planning and Development Dept, KPK 
56 Planning and Development Dept. Sindh 
57 Planning Commission of Pakistan 
58 PMU - Urban Policy Unit, Planning and Development KPK 
59 Prime Minister Secretariat 
60 Project to Improve Financial Reporting and Auditing, Department of Auditor 
61 Prosecution Department  
62 Provincial Assembly of KPK 
63 Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) KPK & Balochistan 
64 Federal Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) 
65 Punjab Power Development Company Ltd, Energy Department Govt. Department 
66 Quetta Electric Supply CO 
67 Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad 
68 RDA Local Government Balochistan (RDALGB) 
69 Reform Implementation Cell KPK (RIC) 
70 Reform Support Unit Education and Literacy Department (RSUELD) 
71 Relief, Rehabilitation and Settlement Department (RRSD) 
72 Services & General Administration Department 
73 Secretariat Training Institute (STI) 
74 Sukkur Electric Power Company 
75 Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP) 
76 Sindh Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (SPPRA) 
77 Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) 
78 Social Welfare Department (SWD) 
79 State Bank of Pakistan (SPB) 
80 Swat Participatory Council (SPC) 
81 The Urban Unit (TUU) 
82 Thermal Power Station Guddu (TPSG) 
83 Training for Pakistan (TP) 
84 Tribal Areas Rural to Urban Centers Conversion Initiative (TARUCCI) 
85 University of Peshawar (UP) 
86 Urban Policy Unit P&D KPK (UPUP&D) 
87 Water and Power Development Authority 


 Private Organizations/Audit Firms
1A.F. Ferguson & Co.
2ASK Development (Pvt.) Ltd
3Aslam Malik and Co. Chartered Accountants
4Awais Hyder Liaquat Nauman CAs
5Creative Village, The University of Lahore
6Ernst and Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder
7H.A.M.D. and Co, Chartered Accountants 
8Halcrow Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. 
9Horwath Hussain Chaudhury & Co. 
10Hyder Bhimji & Co. CAs 
11Ishtiaq Rana and Co. Chartered Accountants (IRCCA) 
12J.A.S.B. and Associates Chartered Accountants 
13Kabani and Company, Chartered Accountants 
14Khushhali Bank Limited (KBL) 
15M. Yousuf Adil Saleem and Co. 
16Nauman Rafique and Co. 
17Naveed Zafar Ashfaq Jaffery and Co. Chartered Accountant 
18Pakistan Chemical & Energy Sector Skill Development Company (PCESSD) 
19Rafaqat Mansha Mohsin Dossani Masoom and Co. Chartered Accountant 
20Riaz and Co. Chartered Accountants 
21USAID - Teacher Education Project 
22Yaqub and Co Chartered Accountants 
23Zahid Jamil and Co. Chartered Accountants 


 Civil Society Organization
1Abacus Consulting (FISP Project)
2Abaseen Foundation
3Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan
4AIBN
5AJK Rural Support Program
6Alif Laila Book Bus Society
7Alpha Foundation 
8Anjuman Nawjawanan Charsadda (Regd.) 
9ASP 
10ASP PPO (Balochistan) 
11ASP-AiD  
12ASP-LUMS  
13ASP-RSPN  
14Aurat Foundation 
15Awareness on Human Rights, Social Development and Action Society (AHSAS-PK) 
16AWS Swat 
17Azat Foundation Balochistan (AFB) 
18Balochistan Boy Scouts Association 
19Balochistan Rural Development and Research Society 
20Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP) 
21Baltistan Culture and Development Foundation (BCDF) 
22CARAVAN  
23Change Through Empowerment 
24Citizens Voice Project (CVP)  
25Community Development Organization 9CDO) 
26Concern Worldwide 
27Dairy and Rural Development Foundation (DRDF)  
28DIL - Developments in Literacy  
29Durawa Development Organization (DDO)  
30 Economic Community Development Institute 
31 Energy Conservation Fund 
32 FACES Pakistan  
33 Falah Foundation 
34 FIELD 
35 Foundation for Integrated Development Action (FIDA) 
36 FRANO 
37 Friends Development Organization 
38 Gupis Rural Support Organization 
39 Hashoo Foundation 
40 Human Development Organization 
41 Human Development Promotion Group 
42 Humdum Development Organization 
43 Idara Baraye Taleem-o-Taraqi (IBT) 
44 Interflow Communication (Pvt.) Ltd 
45 International Resource Group (IRG) 
46 IRADO 
47 KSAN Local Support Organization (KLSO) 
48 LAFAM 
49 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) 
50 LRBT 
51 LSO Koshish 
52 M.H. Sufi Foundation (MHSF) 
53 Malakand Rural Support Tahreek of Humanity (MRSTAH) 
54 Marvi Rural Development Organization (MRDO) 
55 MEDA Pakistan 
56 Mehnaz Fatima Educational and Welfare Organization (MFEWO) 
57 Mehran Welfare Trust (MWT) 
58 MRDS  
59 Nari Development Organization (NDO)  
60 National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) 
61 National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) 
62 Naya Jeevan 
63 Netracon 
64 Network for Human and Social Development (NHSD) 
65 Organization Swat Participatory Council (OSPC) 
66 Pakistan Children Television  
67 Pakistan National Forum on Women's Health (PNFWH) 
68 Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) 
69 PDP-USAID 
70 Peace and Development Organization (PADO) 
71 Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA) 
72 Public Welfare Organization (PWO) 
73 Punjab Rural Support Program (PRSP) 
74 Rafi Peer Theater Workship (RPTW) 
75 Rahama Islamic Relief (RIR) 
76 Reach Vulnerable (RV) 
77 Relief Pakistan 
78 Rising Sun Education and Welfare Society (RSEWS) 
79 Rupani Foundation 
80 Rural Community Development Council (RCDC) 
81 Rural Development Organization (RDO) 
82 Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) 
83 SADA Hussainabad Local Support Organization 
84 Sahara Community Support Programme (SCSP) 
85 Sami Foundation 
86 Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) 
87 Shakarganj Foundation (SF) 
88 Sindh Sujag Social Welfare Association Thatta (SSSWA) 
89 Society for Empowering Human Resource (SEHER) 
90 SOS Children's Village Quetta (SOS) 
91 Step towards Empowerment of Pupil (STEP) 
92 Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) 
93 Sudhaar 
94 Sukkur Blood and Drugs Donating Society (SBDDS) 
95 Support Agency for Rural and Human Associations Development (SARHAD) 
96 Tareen Education Foundation (TEF) 
97 The Gulmit Educational and Social Welfare Society (TGESWS) 
98 Today's Woman Organization (TWO) 
99 TRDP 
100 Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) 
101 UK AiD 
102 Upper Torkhow Development Network (UTDN) 
103 USAID 
104 USAID - The Agribusiness Project 
105 USAID OFM 
106 USAID Small Grants and Ambassadors Fund Program (SGAFP) 
107 Village Community Development Organization (VCDO) 
108 Women Empowerment Organization (WEO) 
109 Women Welfare and Development Organization (WWDO) 
110 Sangum Development Organization (SDO)