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Issue paper - Social enterprise development in Pakistan: The way forward

This issue paper is being written with the overarching objective of informing the policy makers at the federal and provincial-level regarding the facilitation required by social enterprises in Pakistan. The British Council, SDPI and partners have conducted past research on the policy environment under which social enterprises work across the country (SDPI 2016 and Richardson 2017). The findings which were based on primary-level data as well as the secondary information were shared with various quarters of the government including the Ministry of Finance, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). A broad-based outreach and policy engagement was undertaken which has resulted in an increased understanding of the value which social enterprises can contributed towards job creation and achievement of SDGs.

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