Pakistan is a populous country that faces a range of challenges to achieving social and economic development. This paper provides an overview of the role that social enterprises play in addressing social challenges and explores the obstacles that they need to overcome in order to achieve both social impact and financially viability.
While this paper provides only a general overview of
social enterprise activity in Pakistan, it has identified some key issues and
opportunities for the development of social enterprises in future, some of
which are reasonably applicable to or similar in other countries while others
are specific to Pakistan.