History of CHIP

Initially a Swiss NGO Programme, Civil Society HID Programme (CHIP), gradually progressed into a value-led national HID support organization. It has been working for over a decade in strengthening Civil Society Organizations towards the betterment and development of the disadvantaged. CHIP’s scope of work places the emphasis of its efforts on Human and Institutional Development (HID) – the rationale being that HID – is the foundation of any development strategy. It provides the framework as well as the fuel for translating ideas into action. In all scenarios, even when strategies are similar, the difference between success and failure is determined by how well people are prepared to achieve goals and how well their organizations are able to support them. Through its proven HID approach, CHIP improves and strengthens organizations at human, organizational and institutional levels to achieve programme efficiency and effectiveness. In October 2004, CHIP registered as a not for profit organisation under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance. Since then it has been working as an independent organisation on a wide range of development topics.


Civil Society Human and Institutional Development Programme (CHIP) is a not-for-profit company created in October 2004 under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance and registered with Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan under registration number 00000004052/20041001. It has 5 offices and 35 staff members. It works in five provinces of Pakistan with its own independent board of directors to govern the organisation according to its articles of association.

Basic Information Sheet about CHIP

Name of Organization: Civil Society Human & Institutional Development Programme (CHIP)
Chief Executive Officer Lubna Hashmat
Address of Head Office: CHIP HOUSE Plot No. 5 (Fayyaz Market) Street 9, Opp: National Institute for Handicapped, G-8/2, Islamabad
Contact Numbers: Tel: 051-2250360
Email: info@chip-pk.org
Website: www.chip-pk.org
Registration No: 00000004052/20041001
Registered Under: Section 42, of the Companies Ordinance, 1984
Date of Registration: 20 October 2004
National Tax No: 2232280-9
Certification: Certified by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP)
Account No:  2446-000502923-01
Bank’s Name: Habib Bank Limited
Address: College Road Branch, Jinnah Super Market, F-7, Islamabad
Name of Auditors: Riaz Ahmed & Co Chartered Accountants
Number of Offices: 2
Number of Staff: 35
Number of Governing Board Members: 7
CHIP Field Offices:

Punjab Province District and Tehsil Layyah
Khyber Pakhtunkhwan Province District Peshawar

The case study of CHIP as an organisation can be found on:
Ivey Cases (Link)
Harvard Website (Link)