Community development, poverty alleviation, social development and natural resources are interlinked processes with conservation, and they require sustained contribution of the state, market and civil society. Responding to this need, economists, academics, social workers and progressive farmers formed Sindh Rural Support Program (SRSP) in 1995 to promote sustainable development to reduce the poverty in Sindh particularly in its rural areas.
SRSP has also undertaken a mission SRSP in its development programs gives importance to disadvantaged social groups and women such as haris (sharecroppers), small landowners and wage earners. It prefers to work in the most underdeveloped regions of the province. These groups and areas have been marginalized through defective development planning. And neither state nor market is doing much to promote their development.
Many NGOs and CBOs are already working for the rural development but they need support to enhance their professional capacity. Recognizing this demand, SRSP actively provides them technical assistance to improve their organizational capacity. Through its activities, SRSP promotes the values of participatory development, women empowerment, social justice and conservation of natural resources. It plays very active role through support, training, research and advocacy for poverty alleviation in Sindh.