Semiotics Consultants (Private) Limited is a leading research and consultancy firm in Pakistan, exhibiting a dynamic combination of experience, expertise and professionalism. Established in 1988, Semiotics offers technical assistance and advisory services specialized in social and economic development. The firm is accomplished in designing and implementing major reform programmes, conducting appraisals, building capacity, strengthening institutions, monitoring and evaluation, and undertaking insightful secondary and primary research involving small to large scale surveys across the country. During its 27+ year history, it has successfully completed more than 450 assignments for a range of clients including international and national donors, bilateral and multilateral organizations, public and private institutions, and civil society organizations. Sectoral expertise of the firm includes school and higher education, technical and vocational education and training, governance, health, gender, population welfare, agriculture and livestock, livelihood development, public sector reform and private sector development.
Semiotics operates from an established office in Islamabad, staffed with a core team experienced in technical, financial and implementation aspects of project design and management. The firm exhibits a track record of managing complex, multi-million dollar bilateral and multilateral projects parallel to its regular stream of studies and consultancy services. Along with its sizeable team of in-house technical staff and advisers, it possesses a network of over 750 associates and specialist consultants. In addition, extensive links with field researchers, data collectors and service providers allow for efficient mobilization in all provinces. The firm has a well-equipped resource centre, latest information technology and standing association with other organizations that facilitate access to international information resources. This versatile structure and skills mix enables Semiotics to adopt an innovative and pragmatic approach to analysing and addressing complexities and challenges of the development sector in Pakistan.