TDEA/USAID: Inviting Pakistani NGOs, CBOs & CSOs for Citizens’ Voice Project

Deadline: 13 March 2019

Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) is seeking applications from eligible and qualified organizations for funding to support programming in selected thematic area for its program entitled “Citizens’ Voice Project” being managed under a contract with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Citizens’ Voice Project (CVP) is a program to improve engagement between citizens and government on priority program-supported initiatives to advance good governance objectives.


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The program has three main objectives:

  • Policy advocacy and government oversight (strengthened voice);
  • Organizational development and targeted training (enhanced capacity); and,
  • Public-private connections, or linkages, between and among state and non-state actors (improved accountability).

Thematic Areas

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  • Citizens’ Actions for Effective and Participatory Local Governments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
    • The projects will be funded to support activities to strengthen citizens’ voice through, among other strategies, oversight of relevant provincial institutions and governments and/or advocacy for holding local government elections and/or reforming relevant laws, policies, rules and regulations to ensure that local government system can work in an efficient, transparent and accountable manner.
  • Citizens’ Voice for Strengthening Legislative Governance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
    • The projects will be funded to support activities for achieving the following objectives:
      • To strengthen citizens’ voice in public policy through, among other strategies, analyses of legislative performance and advocacy for reforming relevant laws, procedures, policies and practices for improved performance of the legislatures.
      • To improve linkages between and among government, political parties and non-government actors for improved accountability of the legislatures and legislators.

Grant Information

Total funding allocation for this cycle is PKR 24,726,000 with up to PKR 12,363,000 allocated per grant. TDEA reserves the right to modify the allocation and targets in the interest of the program.

Timeframe and Duration

The grant period will be between March 2019 and October 2019 for a maximum of 8 months for performance and one month for close out.

Eligible Applicants

  • Pakistani NGOs, CBOs, civil society organizations, educational institutes and other not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Private sector organizations are also welcome to apply for grants but fees will not be paid under these awards. Government of Pakistan or quasi-public/parastatal entities will not be considered for direct awards. However, NGOs can apply in partnership with the government entities, and the organizations must have active a basic financial system, active registration with government of Pakistan.
  • Individuals, political parties, public international organization, foreign-based organizations, faith-based organizations whose objectives are discriminatory and/or serve religious purposes, and informal alliances without legal status are ineligible. Organizations must not be directly affiliated with TDEA or USAID or any of its Directors, Officers or employees; Must not be in the various prohibitive or restrictive lists of GOP, US Government and the UN; Must not be an organization whose previous awards were terminated by TDEA or USAID on performance grounds and the organization and its key personnel must never have been convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction in Pakistan or fine of more than Rs. 50,000 or imprisonment or both.
  • An organization can only submit one application against a thematic area.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their applications via email at the address given on the website.

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