To facilitate and assist the village community to organize Village Development Committees (VDCs) to undertake surveys, to identify problems, formulate small projects and implement the development programmes/projects.
To train the VDCs to improve their management capacity and expertise in formulation of small projects.
To carry out research on various aspects of rural development
To foster and develop contacts with rural development organizations both in Pakistan and abroad to share knowledge and experience
Acting as a think-tank to organize seminars, workshops, forums to discuss and document the deliberations on different rural development issues
To publish and disseminate information to member NGOs/CBOs (National Network)