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Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are typically added in the following Spring. Fiscal Year 2013 projects will be added in Spring, 2014.

Displaying 18 Projects

Projects : Elections

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2012

Improving Elections and Strengthening Democracy in South Asia

Enhancing the transparency and legitimacy of scheduled and unscheduled elections in South Asia through cost-effective Asian international observation. Building community-service organizations (CSOs) education and election monitoring capacity by facilitating regional cooperation and information sharing. Improving the quality of planned and unplanned elections in South Asia by providing targeted sub-grants to local CSOs for priority voter education and election observation.

Local Partner:

Free and Fair Elections Network (FAFEN)

Total Expenditures: $1,002

Funding Sources:
United States Department of State
2011

Improving Elections and Strengthening Democracy in South Asia

Enhancing the transparency and legitimacy of scheduled and unscheduled elections in South Asia through cost-effective Asian international observation. Building community-service organizations (CSOs) education and election monitoring capacity by facilitating regional cooperation and information sharing. Improving the quality of planned and unplanned elections in South Asia by providing targeted sub-grants to local CSOs for priority voter education and election observation.

Local Partner:

Free and Fair Election Network

2010

Aurat Foundation; Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability

Nationwide program fostering an enabling environment for coordinated and effective domestic election monitoring; Increasing citizens’ capacity to participate meaningfully in democratic and electoral processes; Enhancing women’s participation in political processes.

2010

Improving Elections and Strengthening Democracy in South Asia

A regional project to enhance the transparency and legitimacy of elections in South Asia through cost-effective Asian international observations; Building civil society organization (CSO) voter education and election monitoring capacity by facilitating regional cooperation and information sharing; Improving the quality of planned and unplanned elections in Nepal and Bangladesh by providing targeted sub-grants to local CSOs for priority voter education and election observation.

2010

Transparency, Accountability and Electoral Processes

AIMS Organization; All Women's Advancement and Resource Development; Association for Creation of Employment; Baanhn Beli; Basic Education for Awareness Reforms & Empowerment; Caravan; Cavish Development Organization; Center for Peace and Development; Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives; Community Development Program; Goth Seengar Foundation; Indus Resource Center; Integrated Regional Support Program; Karwan; Khwendo Kor; Mathini Women Welfare Association; Paiman Alumni Trust Fund; Pak Public Development Society; Pattan Development Organization; Punjab Lok Sujjag; Sangat Development Foundation; South Asia Forum for Human Rights; Strengthening Participatory Organization; Sudhaar; Sungi Development Foundation; Takhleeq Foundation; Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability; and United Rural Development Organization

Nationwide program supporting transparency, accountability, and electoral processes in Pakistan through multiple interventions; Improving the responsiveness of elected representatives to their constituents; Enhancing electoral reforms and citizen participation in democratic processes; Improving civic education on democratic rights and responsibilities; Building media capacity to report on democracy and governance themes; Enhancing the Free and Fair Election Network's capacity to operate as an independent civil society network.

2009

Basic Education for Awareness Reforms & Empowerment; Institute of Development Studies and Practices; Paiman Alumni Trust Fund

Nationwide youth civic education project strengthening democratic and electoral processes and civic education for young people in Pakistan by targeting youth in colleges and universities in addition to out-of-school youth in order to prepare them for active civic participation.

2009

Monitoring of 2009 Local Government Elections

All Women's Advancement and Resource Development; Aurat Foundation; Baanhn Beli; Cavish Development Foundation; Center for Peace & Development Initiatives; Community Development Program; South Asia Forum for Human Rights; Strengthening Participatory Organization; Sungi Development Foundation; Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability and United Rural Development Organization.

Nationwide program fostering an enabling environment for coordinated and effective domestic monitoring of the 2009 local government elections; Increasing female and male citizens' capacity to participate meaningfully in democratic and electoral processes; Enhancing women's participation in political processes.

2009

Support for Free and Fair Elections

AIMS Organization; All Women's Advancement and Resource Development; Association for Creation of Employment; Baanhn Beli; Basic Education for Awareness Reforms & Empowerment; Caravan; Cavish; Center for Development for Peace; Center for Peace & Development Initiatives; Community Development Program; Indus Resource Center; Integrated Regional Support Program; Khwendo Kor; Mathini Women Welfare Association; Paiman Alumni Trust Fund; Pak Public Development Society; Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency; Pattan Development Organization; Sajjan; Sanghat Development Foundation; Strengthening Participatory Organization; Sudhaar; Sungi Development Foundation; Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability; United Rural Development Organization.

Multiple interventions in continued support of free and fair elections in Pakistan. This multi-dimensional program includes components related to domestic elections monitoring, research and surveys, general civic and voter education, increasing participation of women in elections, and training in elections for media. This program is implemented nationwide.

2009

Supporting Transparency, Accountability and Electoral Processes

AIMS Organization; All Women's Advancement and Resource Development; Association for Creation of Employment; Baanhn Beli; Basic Education for Awareness Reforms & Empowerment; Caravan; Cavish Development Organization; Center for Development and Peace; Center for Peace & Development Initiatives; Community Development Program; Goth Seengar Foundation; Indus Resource Center; Integrated Regional Support Program; Karwan; Khwendo Kor; Mathini Women Welfare Association; Paiman Alumni Trust Fund; Pak Public Development Society; Pattan Development Organization; Punjab Lok Sujjag; Sangat Development Foundation; South Asia Forum for Human Rights; Strengthening Participatory Organization; Sudhaar; Sungi Development Foundation; Takhleeq Foundation; Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability; United Rural Development Organization.

Nationwide program supporting transparency, accountability and electoral processes in Pakistan through multiple interventions; Improving the responsiveness of elected representatives to their constituents; Enhancing electoral reforms and citizen participation in democratic processes; Improving civic education on democratic rights and responsibilities; Building media capacity to report on democracy and governance themes; Enhancing the Free and Fair Election Network's capacity to operate as an independent civil society network.

2008

AWARD; Cavish; CPDI; SPO; Baahn Beli; CDP; CPD; Sungi; URDO; South Asia Forum for Human Rights (Safhr)

Mobilizing women voters in Pakistan; Supporting local Civil Society Organization (CSO) partners’ direct civic and voter education outreach; Engaging religious leaders and youth; Door to door outreach; Printing voter education materials and the production of radio and television programming; Support to FAFEN member organizations to adapt innovative modules for adultaudiences; Continued collaboration with CSO partners to explore innovative methods and strategies to engage with stakeholders in order to foster women’s participation in democratic processes; Continued activities surrounding meetings with community members and engaging with religious leaders.

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