Deadline: 21 October 2016
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) in collaboration with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in Pakistan is currently accepting applications for its “Consolidating Democracy in Pakistan (CDIP)” programme, representing an expansion of HMG’s cross-departmental support to institutionalising democracy in Pakistan.
A key element of the programme will be coordination with other development partners around an agreed results framework for their overall support to democratic processes, aligned closely with the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) second five-year Strategic Plan 2014-2018,1.
The CDIP programme will focus on four core and inter-related areas: elections;
- parliament and parliamentarians;
- political parties; and
- democratic space.
The programme will provide technical assistance:
- to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to strengthen its capability to conduct elections;
- to key elected institutions – the Federal and Provincial parliaments – to enhance their functioning and oversight roles;
- to political parties to strengthen their institutional capacity; and
- to civil society to promote increased and broadened participation in and advocacy through strengthening the pro-democracy, pro-inclusion narrative in public discourse and political debates, leading to improved public confidence.
There will be a cross-cutting emphasis on increasing the engagement and participation of women, young people, minorities and people with disabilities throughout all four areas.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply via DFID supplier portal.
Eligible Country: Pakistan
For more information, please visit DFID-CDIP.