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Welcome to Pakistan Academy For Rural Development


Since its inception, the Academy has made impressive progress qualitatively and quantitatively. It has organized 1666 courses upto December 31, 2022, which include regular, special, short, decentralized/off-campus and courses specially organized in collaboration with national and international organizations and total 43251 persons have been trained. Training courses are aptly designed, and are made thematic, taking into account the emerging needs of rural development functionaries and their organizations.
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No. of Participants

1 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 21,519
2 Punjab 7,072
3 Sindh 2,742
4 Balochistan 1,988
5 Azad Kashmir 1,308
6 Gilgit Baltistan/Federal Government  1,744
7 International 285
8 Students 3,400
9 Miscellaneous/NGOs 1,395
10 Projects Staff Trained 1,798
Total 43,251


1. Rural Development

Meaning and importance of rural development, concept and components, principles and objectives, polices and strategies, Models of rural development, economic, socio-cultural and politico-administrative aspects of rural development in Pakistan. Revies of past rural developmment programmes, current and future programmes in pakistan. Planning for rural development, peoples participation in rural development.

2. Development Planning

Concept of Plannig, objectives and principles of planning, techniques and procedures, review of development planning in Pakistan. Project Planning, local level planning, project planning cycle-indentification, preparation and formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Planning Commission's Forms (PC 1,II,III,IV and V).

3. Local Government

Genesis of Local Government System in Pakistan, Devolution Plan, Local Government Ordinance, Fostering Coordination between Government Functionaries and Elected Representatives. Planning and Budgeting at District Level, Monitoring committees, Citizen Community Board etc

4. Agricultural Extension

Extension education in rural development, historical review, extension system, extension methods programme planning process in extension and evaluation of extension programmes, different approaches of extension work, effective supervision in extension.

5. Public Administration

Development administration, coordication for development, Human relations skill, effective communication techniques for field workers, decision making, management of field operation, motivation - morale and supervisory techniques, local government system in Pakistan, comparative study of local government systems.

6. Rural Sociology

Socio-cultural milieu, rural-urban differences, characteristics of rural society, social change in rural society, diffusion and adoption process in rural society, local leadership, profiles of rulral poverty, identification of local resources for rural development.

7. Education and Communication

Education for rural development, problems of educational expansion in rural Pakistan, learning and teaching techniques, innovations in education for development, literacy and mass education in Pakistan, effective communication - importance, methods, techniques and barriers to communication.

8. Social Survey and Research

Concept, meaning and importance, design of social research, Basic methods/techniques for conducting social research, techniques and tools of data collection, data analysis and presention techniques, scientific report writing, concept and importance of evaluation, area development planning and techniques.

9. Gender and Development

Issues in the uplift of rural Women, role of women in development, Womens Rights under Islam, involvement of women in income generating activities, strategies and mechanisms for increasing participation of women in development, participation of women through local government institutions.

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