Established in 2011, ORCD is an Afghan national organization registered with the Ministry of Economy. ORCD’s efforts are guided by its mission “Using evidence-based best practice approach, empower communities to set and achieve their own development goals”.

ORCD having Special Consultative Status with the UN sinECOSOCce 2015:

ORCD is the first Afghan NGO representing civil societies in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)of the United Nations. Such a status had never been granted to any Afghan NGO ever before in the history of Afghanistan.  



Demonstrated Track Record of Working with the Government of Afghanistan:
Apart from having a successful track record of partnership with MoPH, ORCD also an excellent track of working relation with the following ministries: (i) Ministry of RuNSP Programral Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) for having contracts of National Solidarity Program and Citizen Charter;(ii) Ministry of Women Affairs (MoWA); (iii) Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) having a BPHS contract being its client; (iv) Ministry of Irrigation, Agriculture and Livestock (MAIL); (v) Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MORR). In addition, it has been having successful contractual relationships with four UN agencies: WFP, UNOCHA, UNHCR, and UN-Women for implementing various projects.

AICS Certification:
ORCD is the largest Afghan NGO certified by the Afghanistan Institute of Civil Society (AICS). The award was presented to a ceremony in thAICS Certificatee presence of HE Abdul Satar Murad, Minster of Economy and Mr. Nadir Naderi, Special Representative of HE Dr Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan. (The AICS certification letter is attached in the relevant section).

It is worth mentioning that there are only 14 others NGO who have passed this vigorous process. For further details, please check with AICS (


Involvement with the United Nations Agencies in Afghanistan:
Apart from being the elected member of Humanitarian CoPartnersuntry Team during 2016, ORCD is an elected Co-Chair of the Health Cluster. ORCD successful working relationship with four major UN agencies (UNHCR, WFP, UN Women and UNOCHA). ORCD is one of the few Afghan NGOs passing the due diligence of UNOCHA enabling it to access Common Humanitarian Funds (CHFs). With these funds, ORCD significantly contributed to strengthening health system in Baghlan, Ghazni, and Laghman Provinces. Apart from other services, it supported the MOPH in constructing three standard annex buildings for the Provincial Hospitals of Baghlan, Laghman and Ghazni.   

The consistent growth of ORCD over the recent years is illustrated in the following chart: Recent Year Chart

ORCD is one of the implementers of huge programs of the Government of Afghanistan i.e. Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in Ghazni as well as Afghan Citizen Charter Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and in Ghazni and Paktika Provinces. Ever in the history of Paktika Province, ORCD became the first NGO which drove the National Solidarity (NSP) program there to success setting a precedence for this province.

Mainly deploying bottom-up leadership approach, its head office is in Kabul with 13 provincial offices with a total 1800 staff. It has implemented around 30 projects in more than 20 provinces of Afghanistan in the field of health, education, women empowerment, rural development, and agriculture.