In the 1980s, the Government of Bangladesh felt the need to establish a specialized institution for poverty alleviation through employment generation. After years-long discussions with development partners, different ministries and top development experts, the GoB finally decided to found Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF). This apex development organization formally came into being on 13 November 1989, after the President of Bangladesh approved the proposal. Ever since, PKSF has been working relentlessly to fight poverty and improve lives across the country. Read More…
The Governing Body, subject to the general control and supervision of the General Body, holds the responsibility to pursue and help achieve the goals of PKSF. It holds the financial control of the organization, including approval of projects and making grants, donations, loans or other financial assistance to the Partner Organizations (POs).
The General Body of PKSF is in charge of making all policy decisions of the Foundation. It guides the Management to help translate them into reality through manifold activities dedicated to alleviating poverty with focus on employment generation.
PKSF, an apex development institution established by the Government of Bangladesh, works through an integrated network in its organizational structure to ensure that all employees, irrespective of their ranks, work towards realizing its proclaimed vision and mission. PKSF officials are morally and strategically motivated through different meetings and necessary training sessions to demonstrate skills and efficiency in performing their duties with a commitment to their profession and society.
PKSF works in more than 223 partner organizations, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help people develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
Through its Partner Organizations (POs) PKSF provides financial assistance and institutional development support to appropriate organizations for implementing sustainable inclusive financial programs for reduction of poverty through creating productive employment opportunities for the moderate and ultra poor, small and marginal farmers and micro-entrepreneurs.
PO List PRA Sheet & Guideline
The 15.4 million people that PKSF works with across the country include the extremely poor, ethno-culturally and socio-economically disadvantaged people, and microentrepreneurs. For them, PKSF makes appropriate interventions that are not time-bound. These we officially call ‘programs’. They remain in operation for as long as there is demand in the field. These programs are operated solely with PKSF’s own financing.
PKSF’s activities have always been demand-driven. Hence, the nature of its interventions constantly evolves with the changing needs of people. In order to ensure services that are out of the purviews of its programs, PKSF takes up tailor-made projects with specific objectives. Various development partners co-finance such projects that usually have a specific duration.
Ongoing Projects Completed Projects
The Training Unit of PKSF aims to develop the capacity of officials of its Partner Organizations (POs). It arranges highly customized training courses with specially designed training modules covering a wide range of areas in management of financial services, sustainable development, and poverty alleviation.
Training Unit Institutional Development
Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) formed the Special Fund in 2010 to provide special assistance to the poor and the extremely poor people in humanitarian or social crises and natural disasters. Participants of different PKSF programs/projects, including staff members of PKSF and its Partner Organizations (POs) can seek support from the Fund. In addition, helpless and ailing freedom fighters, teachers and development workers are supported under the Special Fund. A four-member committee headed by the Managing Director of PKSF operates the fund.
Innovation for Public Services
The Cabinet Division of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has formulated an ‘Innovation Strategic Plan and Evaluation Guideline 2015’ to promote innovative practices in Public Services. In line with this, PKSF has formed a 6-member innovation team under the leadership of a Deputy General Manager. So far, PKSF has piloted five innovative ideas: 1. Disabled–friendly Mobile Training, 2. Smart Fund Transfer, 3. Real-Time Online Training, 4. Skill Learning Platform, and 5. Monitoring and Evaluation of Health and Nutrition Services to the Extremely Poor.
PKSF publications showcase the organization’s thought leadership and expertise and play a key role in fulfilling our mandate to support the realization of the SDGs and encourage development.
Special Publications & Booklets
PKSF researches showcase the organization’s thought leadership and expertise and play a key role in fulfilling our mandate to support the realization of the SDGs and encourage global development.
Our News centre is a one-stop shop for multimedia press coverage and in-depth information on development-related issues. We provide news announcements, press releases and statements by PKSF leadership.
Our Multimedia Corner is a one-stop shop for multimedia press coverage and in-depth information on development-related issues. We provide news announcements, press releases and statements by PKSF leadership.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with Bangladesh Standards.
PKSF has developed an policies operation manual which provides policy and decision making process of PKSF’s management and guidance to all levels of stakeholders involved in implementing projects and programs under PKSF.
An integrity strategy is characterized by a conception of ethics as a driving force of an enterprise. Ethical values shape the search for opportunities, the design of organizational systems, and the decision-making process used by individuals and groups.
Join us to undertake programs in a dynamic environment, implementing them throughout the country and manage its affairs as a part of an independent organization.
Transparency is the core principle of PKSF’s procurement. An open and transparent procurement process improves competition, increases efficiency and reduces the threat of unfairness or corruption. To see the current tender circulars please follow the below link.
Annual Procurement Plan (APP)
To enlist a new PO please follow the guidelines mentioned below. If you have any questions you can visit the FAQs page and also contact us regarding your queries.You can download the New PO Application Form form below.
New PO Enlistment Notice
PO Application Form
PO Application Form Guidelines
New PO Enlistment FAQs
Online Reporting System (OLRS) is an reporting application for the Partner Organizations of PKSF. To access the OLRS application please follow the below link.
If you have any complain related to PKSF, please fill the required fields in the following Complaint Form page.
(For PKSF’s Policy on Complaint Redress System Click Here )
You can contact us with general questions about PKSF or about more specific topics by filling out the contact form on our website. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
On the notice board you will find all kinds of internal notices of PKSF. Also, notices of various government departments related to the work of PKSF are also available here.
B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. in Economics