LSO Evaluation

LSO Evaluation

Local Support Organisations (LSOs) are a mix of community based organisations working for the empowerment of communities. LSO is a supra organisation of COs (Community Organisations) and VOs (Village Organisation) of a particular union council. LSOs are different from regular NGOs in terms of their working structure and are usually small sized organisations lacking institutional capacity and requiring more support to strengthen their activities. Therefore, for assessment of LSOs, PCP has developed a customized LSO Evaluation Tool which has been tried, tested and rolled out through Pakistan.

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Mode of Application

Evaluation of LSOs is usually done in coordination with partner organizations.

PCP does not accept applications directly from LSOs. In case you intend to get your partner LSOs evaluated, please contact Manager Certification (PCP).

How it works?

After an application is completed upon fulfillment of mandatory requirements, a team consisiting of two evaluators is assigned to evaluate the performance of applicant LSO. Different steps includig desk review of submitted documents,field visit to the offices and programme areas of LSO, interactions with beneficiaries and presentation of the case before a certification panel form part of the assesment process.


Once evaluated, an LSO will get PCP accreditation award. The evaluation report shared with LSO contains recommendations aimed at improving LSO's systems, structures, procedures and functioning and shall therefore be useful in terms of building capacity in future. A higher grade achieved by LSO means that LSO is realtively competitive and its systems are transparent. The evaluation also helps to increase the trustworthiness of LSO in its community.