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Vol.9(1), pp. 11-16 , January 2014
DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ2013.0283
ISSN: 1993-8225



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Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis of Environmental NGOs working in Punjab, Pakistan



Lina Maqbool
  • Lina Maqbool
  • Sustainable Development Study Centre, GC University Lahore, Pakistan.
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Nauman Ahmed
  • Nauman Ahmed
  • Sustainable Development Study Centre, GC University Lahore, Pakistan.
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Muhammad Umar Hayyat*
  • Muhammad Umar Hayyat*
  • Sustainable Development Study Centre, GC University Lahore, Pakistan.
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Rashid Mahmood
  • Rashid Mahmood
  • Sustainable Development Study Centre, GC University Lahore, Pakistan.
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Zawar Haider
  • Zawar Haider
  • Sustainable Development Study Centre, GC University Lahore, Pakistan.
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Rab Nawaz
  • Rab Nawaz
  • Sustainable Development Study Centre, GC University Lahore, Pakistan.
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 Accepted: 02 January 2014  Published: 31 January 2014

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The objective of this study is to analyze the working potential of Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) in Punjab, Pakistan. Semi-structured questionnaire was designed to fulfill the rationale of the study. The potential of working of ENGO is based on the various factors such as financial support, acceptability by the local community, qualification of the staff and social threats while working. Descriptive analysis and Pearson Chi-Square were applied on the collected data to find out the percentage and association. The results showed that operative structure of 65.4% of the ENGOs is volunteer based. Only 42.3% of ENGOs are working on the environmental issues while, others have mixed working scope and vision. There is a lack of auditing system to check the efficient utilization of the resources. A mechanism of self-reporting has been developed by the ENGOs to report to their donors. There is a strong relationship between the number of the staff, age and the strength of the ENGO. It was also found that ENGOs working in Punjab, Pakistan are not being effected by the political parties and having minor social threats. The analysis also showed that the working ENGOs lack the funding which immobilizes them to work efficiently. Many ENGOs have stopped working but their names are still present in the list of the registered ENGOs. There is vital need to update list of ENGOs by concerned departments and to properly mechanize the system of monitoring and auditing.
 
Key words: Operative structure, scope, social threats, political interference, technical expertise.

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APA (2014). Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis of Environmental NGOs working in Punjab, Pakistan. International NGO Journal, 9(1), 11-16.
Chicago Lina Maqbool, Nauman Ahmed, Muhammad Umar Hayyat, Rashid Mahmood, Zawar Haider and Rab Nawaz. "Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis of Environmental NGOs working in Punjab, Pakistan." International NGO Journal 9, no. 1 (2014): 11-16.
MLA Lina Maqbool, et al. "Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis of Environmental NGOs working in Punjab, Pakistan." International NGO Journal 9.1 (2014): 11-16.
   
DOI 10.5897/INGOJ2013.0283
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/INGOJ/article-abstract/07B298542720

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