Who we are

Established in 1999, Omar Asghar Khan Foundation is a public advocacy organization helping build a state that is responsive to its citizens. The Foundation works across Pakistan, with its strongest field-base in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It has a staff of about 40 and offices in Islamabad and Abbottabad.

The Foundation fundamentally understands how to engage citizens and civil society in demanding and promoting a functioning democracy, in which government is accountable, citizens are active participants, and civic space is effectively used to promote tolerance. To this end, our core competencies include:

analyzing public budgets and making clear to citizens and decision-makers the implications and consequences of public finance decisions, particularly as they relate to equitable and transparent distribution of resources.

developing citizen and civil society capacity to engage with government, by learning to advocate effectively and by monitoring government performance and holding it to account.

mobilizing the public, providing space for debate and building coalitions in order to amplify the voice of the marginalized, and giving citizens the tools to do the same.

creatively using new and traditional media and cultural tools to engage citizens in promoting social cohesion and tolerance.

engaging citizens in cost-effective community infrastructure development, building their capacity to work together and reducing barriers to mobility and employment.


A democratic and peaceful society based on the values of equity, tolerance and justice in which all people are assured a life of quality.


To strengthen the resilience of citizens – particularly the most vulnerable – so that they can claim their rights from the state, counter violent extremism, and reduce the burden of poverty.

Latest news

COVID-19: The Foundation’s Response 2020-21

COVID-19: the Foundation’s Response 2020-21

The Foundation has consistently tried to contribute to efforts of preventing the spread of Covid-19.…

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Online Training: Open Budget Survey 2021, COVID-19 Module

Online training: Open Budget Survey 2021, COVID-19 module

Four team members of the Foundation were among 37 researchers from 25 countries who attended an online training on the new, 25-indicator COVID-19 module of the…

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Tabdeeli Awam Sey (People-Driven Change) A Series Of 8 Capital TV Talk Shows

Tabdeeli Awam Sey (People-Driven Change) A series of 8 Capital TV talk shows

The Foundation with a team of media experts produced an 8-episode series of talk shows: Tabdeeli Awam Se (People-Driven Change)…

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Inputs Into 11 TV Shows

Inputs into 11 TV shows

CERAG experiences on social accountability shared on Hum TV's popular morning show Subh Say Aagay. Live telecast on 28 August…

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