The Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) was registered in 2001 under Pakistans Companies Ordinance (1984) as a non-profit company by the Rural Support Programmes (RSPs) of Pakistan. RSPN is a network of 11 RSPs (AJKRSP, AKRSP, BRSP, GBTI, NRSP, PRSP, SRSO, SGA, SRSP, FIDA and TRDP), and N-IRM. The RSPs involve poor communities (mainly but not exclusively rural) in improved management and delivery of basic services through a process of social mobilization. RSPN is a strategic platform for the RSPs: it provides capacity building support to them and assists them in policy advocacy and donor linkages. Currently, the RSPs have a presence in 108 out of 131 districts (districts include those in the four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK) and 2 out of 13 Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Frontier Regions. The RSPs collectively work with a rural membership of community organizations of 4.8 million rural households.
RSPN is an organization certified by the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP). PCP evaluated RSPN on standards in areas of internal governance, financial management and programme delivery.