Founded in 1997, the Balochistan Institute for Future Development (BIFD) has become the leading resource on democracy, development and human rights in Balochistan, Pakistan. BIFD is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve people understanding on democracy, development and rule of law through responsive dialogue, research and participation.
BIFD has earned a reputation countrywide as a versatile institution providing invaluable know-how through training, conferences, seminars, research, membership program, and publications.
The organization is committed to advocating for immediate and long-term democratic reforms by addressing the rights of poor and marginalized population, and by building the capacity of civil society to play a proactive role in taking forward these reforms.
BIFD has also done a tremendous job in humanitarian area. With sixteen years of experience, It has the requisite organizational capacity and broad national and local experience in emergency projects to carry out the operation and manage the Donor’s emergency assistance resources, backed by adequate operating procedures for procurement and delivery. BIFD’s range of activities allows citizens to enhance their knowledge, capacity, awareness, and preparedness to successfully meet the challenges to democracy and human right. BIFD is also engage broadening and strengthening of civil society’s role on development and rule of law through networking and exchange of ideas in the region.
The mission for the BIFD is to promote research on issues related to democracy, development and human rights while providing training, learning and service opportunities to develop a long term sustainable community.
BIFD continues to grow and in turn develop a highly professional and accountable organizational structure. Through singular and collaborative efforts, BIFD exists to promote knowledge about the process of democratic development in a diverse and multi-ethnic Pakistani society.
BIFD seeks to further the understanding on democracy and development throughout country and particularly in Balochistan and Sindh province by providing a platform for the discussion and research collaboration of scholars from various academic and national backgrounds.
BIFD furthers its objectives by organizing and supporting the research, trainings, hosting conferences and issuing occasional papers.