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Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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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.

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Projects : Governance

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Additional Programs

TCMD consultative meeting; Southern project briefing; Speaker and facilities fees for Muslim Belief meeting; Consultant services for Muslim civic education.

Establishment of Good Governance Resource Centers

Offices of Commissioners/Assistant Commissioners of Local Government ñ Anuradhapura District; Amparai District; Batticaloa District; Galle District; Hambantota District; Kandy District; Kurunegala District; Matara District; Nuwara Eliya District ; Polonnaruwa District; Trincomalee District; Uva Province

Mobile Libraries for Tsunami-Affected Communities

Establish mobile libraries with a selection of books in all three languages, audio visual equipment and other resources for use by tsunami-affected communities. Hambantota Pradeshiya Sabha; Hambantota Urban Council; Hikkaduwa Pradeshiya Sabha; Kattankudy Urban Council; Thirukkovil Pradeshiya Sabha.

Sarwanam

Public awareness campaign utilizing street drama to promote peace and awareness of the
constituent assembly.

Study Tours

Participation of five religious officials from the Ministry of Hajj and Awqaaf in a four-day study tour to Bangladesh to observe and learn from the successful USAID-funded Leaders Outreach Initiative program; Reciprocal exchange visit from three religious officials from Bangladesh to Afghanistan for a four-day visit.

Women's Eyes

Short documentary film on the Afghan Institute of Learning’s Mirbachakot Health Clinic for presentation to the donor; documentation of the 2006 survey process.

Youth Scholarships

Provide scholarships for 140 disadvantaged girls in three provinces of Nam Dinh, An Giang and Can Tho to complete primary and secondary education, through Center for Raising the Intellectual Standard of People; Vietnamese Association for Promoting and Supporting Educational Development.

2012

Access to Justice

Completing the final year of the ten-year Access to Justice program which worked with local partners to: provide legal services to poor and vulnerable groups and by improving quality and access to legal aid; strengthening parliament's role in national governance through increasing its digital connectivity, improving access to research, and promoting public awareness of parliamentary processes and performance through daily monitoring and reporting; and strengthening legal education through the production of accessible educational textbooks to help build knowledge in Timorese universities, government institutions, and nongovernmental organizations.

Local Partners:

Educação Comunidade Matebian (ECM); Fundacão Fatu Sinai Oecusse (FFSO); Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP); Victim Support Services (VSS); LBH Liberta; National Parliament, Parliamentary Research Center, Congressional Research Service; House Democracy Partnership; National University of Timor-Leste; Stanford Law School

Total Expenditures: $2,119,355

Funding Sources:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
2012

Access to Local-level Justice in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka

Strengthening and expanding local-level justice mechanisms in the conflict-affected North and East through support for community mediation.

Local Partners:

Ministry of Justice; Centre for Mediation and Mediation Training; Sarvodaya Legal Services Movement; Viluthu-Centre for Human Resource Development; Sri Lanka Police Service; Group Action For Social Order; Eastern Self Reliant Community Awakening Organization; Rural Economic & Community Development Organization; University of Colombo, Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre

2012

Afghan Civil Society Voices Conference in Tokyo

Working with Afghan civil society groups to select and facilitate the participation of 30 delegates at a high-level conference with international donors and government officials in Tokyo. Of the 30 delegates, half are women and 16 are from provinces other than Kabul.

Local Partner:

CSO Network Japan (CSONJ)

Total Expenditures: $147,714

Funding Sources:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID), via Counterpart International
2012

Afghan Government Media Information Center: Video Technical Assistance

Providing technical assistance to an American videographer, who has also conducted training for a variety of Afghan government counterparts and media representatives.

Total Expenditures: $201,398

Funding Sources:
United States Embassy, in Afghanistan
2012

Aid to Subnational Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas: Balancing Development, Governance, and Security

Conducting multi-country comparative research on aid to subnational and post conflict areas with strategic recommendations for governments and donors to provide more relevant, balanced, and effective assistance within subnational conflict areas.

Local Partners:

MIAdvisory

2012

Budget Transparency and Accountability in Local Governance in Madhya Pradesh

Improving budget transparency and accountability in local governance for more effective planning and resource allocation in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Local Partner:

Debate

Total Expenditures: $18,397

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Building Community Resilience in Vulnerable Regions of Sabah

Strengthening community efforts in Sabah to respond to cross-border security issues by working with village leaders and local law enforcement to prevent, protect, and advocate around security threats.

Local Partner:

Partners of Community Organizations in Sabah (PACOS Trust)

Total Expenditures: $85,338

Funding Sources: Expenditures:
United States Department of State$70,235
British High Commission, in Malaysia$15,103
2012

Building Forensic Capacity to Promote Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Thailand

Enhancing the capacity of law enforcement officials to prosecute human rights violators and other criminal offenders through the application of forensic investigative techniques. Reducing ambiguity and gaps in laws, regulations, and procedures governing forensic evidence and increasing public awareness of the role of forensic investigation in human rights and criminal justice cases.

Local Partners:

Department of Regional Labor Litigation 9; Institute for Jurists and Human Rights Development; Thai Press Development Foundation; Ministry of Justice, Central Institute of Forensic Science

2012

Building Grassroots Self-Help Groups

Encouraging civic participation in government through developing grassroots groups of parents of children with disabilities by developing their skills as advocates working to secure the right to education for their children.

Local Partner:

Power International Laos

Total Expenditures: $15,349

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Building the Capacity of Indonesia’s Knowledge Sector

Providing independent analysis of the current capacities, needs, constraints, and opportunities in Indonesia’s knowledge sector, to lay the groundwork for a significant effort on the part of the Indonesian government and Australian Aid to strengthen effective, evidence-based policymaking.

Local Partners:

Akatiga Social Analysis Center; Center for Health Insurance Financing and Management (KP-MAK) at Gadjah Mada University; Center for Political Studies (Puskapol) at the University of Indonesia; Eastern Indonesia Researchers Network (Bakti/Jikti); Institute for Research and Empowerment; National Secretariat of the Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency (Seknas Fitra); Survey Meter; Social Economy Education and Research Institution (LP3ES); Indonesian Center for Law and Policy Studies (PSHK); Gadjah Mada University Center for Population and Policy Studies (PSKK-UGM)

Total Expenditures: $1,214,835

Funding Sources:
Australian Aid
2012

Capacity Building of the Panchayat Mahasangh to Deepen Grassroots Democracy in Madhya Pradesh

Building the capacity of the Panchayat Mahasangh, a network of more than 4,000 elected representatives in the state of Madhya Pradesh, to strengthen decentralization, participatory democracy, and responsive governance.

Local Partner:

Samarthan Centre for Development Support

Total Expenditures: $15,767

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Case Studies of Procurement Practices at the Subnational Level

Conducting a study of procurement reform at the subnational level to inform donor investments going forward.

Local Partner:

Bandung Trust Advisory Group (B-trust)

Total Expenditures: $94,019

Funding Sources:
The World Bank
2012

China Administrative Law and Procedure Program

Contributing to improved government commitment and capacity to adhere to standardized administrative procedures, empowering citizens to participate in government decision-making. Strengthening judicial practice with regard to intellectual property rights protection. Assisting the Shenzhen Environmental Protection Bureau to develop and test guidelines and mechanisms for implementing a local environmental protection regulation, and increasing the awareness and capacity of business and citizen representatives to participate in the environmental decision-making process.

Local Partners:

Administrative Law Research Association of China Law Society; Center for Public Participation Studies and Support; Lanzhou University Law School; Nanjing University of Technology Law School; Northwest University of Politics and Law Administrative Law School; Shenzhen Academy of Environmental Science; Supreme People’s Court

2012

China’s Administrative Reconsideration System

Supporting revision of China’s Administrative Reconsideration Law. Convening domestic and international experts to share best practices for the design and implementation of administrative reconsideration mechanisms, and to develop suggested revisions to the Law.

Local Partner:

China University of Politics and Law

2012

Citizen Redress for State Actions in China

Assessing implementation of the amended State Compensation Law and Administrative Litigation Law. Increasing citizen awareness and access to legal services for state compensation and administrative review cases. Developing and testing independent review mechanisms for state compensation and administrative review cases.

Local Partners:

Administrative Law Research Association; Beijing Impact Law Firm; China University of Political Science and Law; Heilongjiang University Law School; Legal Aid Centers; Northwest University of Political Science and Law; Shanxi University Law School; South China University of Technology Law School; Southwest University of Political Science and Law; State Council Legislative Affairs Office; Supreme People’s Court; Zhengzhou University Law School

2012

Citizenship Rights in Nepal

Conducting research on citizenship rights in Nepal.

Local Partner:

Media Plus

Total Expenditures: $3,989

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Civil Society in Vietnam: A Comparative Study of Civil Society Organizations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Survey of the organizational, financial and programming characteristics of 100 Vietnamese CSOs in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Local Partner:

Local consultants

Total Expenditures: $1,791

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Coalitions for Change (CfC)

Supporting formal and informal multi-sectoral coalitions and networks around specific policy and reform issues in the areas of basic education, local governance, peace and security in Mindanao, and disaster risk management/climate change; Supporting civil society organizations in improving the delivery of services to communities across the Philippines and; Supporting research, analytical, and capacity development activities of common interest to Australian Aid and The Asia Foundation.

Local Partners:

Abante Katutubo; Action for Economic Reform; Agusan Del Sur Society Network for Sustainable Integrated Development Inc. (ADS Network); Alliance of Bangsamoro for Peace and Sustainable Development; Antique Development Foundation, Inc.; Ateneo De Manila University; Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative Inc.; Ayala Foundation Inc. Antique; Ayala Foundation Inc. Oriental Mindoro; Balay Rehabilitation Center; Basilan Advocates for Peace; Environment, and Sustainable Development Association; Bicol Center for Community Development, Inc.; Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.; Caritas Diocese of Libmanan, Inc.; Catholic Mission for Indigenous People; Center for Community Journalism and Development; Community Awareness and Services for Ecological Concern, Inc. (CASEC); Community Development Society of the Philippines; Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society; Defending Family Values Foundation, Inc.; Diocesan Commission on Social Action - Justice and Peace, Diocese of Virac Social Action Foundation, Inc.; Foundation for Communication Initiatives; Foundation for Professional Training Inc.; Halad sa Guimaras Multi-Purpose Cooperative; Hublag Evelio Inc.; Iloilo Caucus of Development Non-Government Organizations Inc.; Institute for Political and Electoral Reform; Integrated Resource Development for Tri-People, Inc.; International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance; International Children’s Advocate Inc.; International Institute of Rural Reconstruction; Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation, Inc.; JeepneED; Kasilak Development Foundation, Inc.; Katotohanan, Pagkakaisa at Serbisyo Foundation, Inc.; Lawyers’ League for Liberty, Inc. (Libertás); LINK Center for the Deaf, Lihok Pilipina Foundation, Inc.; Mag-uugmad Foundation Inc.; Mahintana Foundation, Inc.; Matawkasi Inc.; Mindanao Action for Peace and Development (MAPAD) Initiatives, Inc.; Mindanao Dynamic Culture of Peace, Inc.; Moro Women Development and Cultural Center, Inc.; Muslim Sisters Bridging Society Inc.; Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc.; Notre Dame of Marbel University-Champagnat Community College; OND HESED Foundation, Inc.; Pailig Development Foundation, Inc.; Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA); Panaghugpong sa Gagmay ang Bayanihan Grupo sa Oriental Negros Inc.; Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting; People’s Initiative for Learning and Community Development; People's Organization for Social Transformation Development Network, Inc. (POST); Philippine Association for Citizens with Developmental and Learning Disabilities, Inc.; Philippine Business for Social Progress; Philippine Grassroots Engagements in Rural Development Foundation, Inc.; Project Development Institute for Asia, Inc.; Quidan Kaisahan- Negros Occidental Inc.; Rotary Club of Banilad Metro, Inc. (RCBMI); Samahan ng Mamamayan Zone One Tondo Inc.; Sentro para sa Ikauunlad ng Katutubong Agham at Teknolohiya, Inc. (SIKAT); Social Action Center - Legazpi City; Social Weather Stations; Southern Partners and Fair Trade Center, Inc. (SPFTC); St. Ma. Goretti Development Education Foundation Inc.; Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Talaynged Foundation, Inc.; Tambuyog Development Center, Inc.; Tarbilang Foundation, Inc.; Technology Outreach and Community Help Foundation, Inc.; The Andres Soriano Foundation, Inc.; Tribal Leaders Development Foundation Inc.; Ulangig Mindanao, Inc.; Ummah Fi Salam; United Youth for Peace and Development; Uswag Development Foundation, Inc.; Vera Files Inc.; VSO Bahaginan Foundation, Inc.

Total Expenditures: $2,775,053

Funding Sources:
Australian Aid
2012

Community Confidence and Trust-Building

Empowering and raising the confidence of local religious and secular leaders to serve as two-way communication conduits for their communities.

2012

Community Mediation at Village Development Committees (VDCs)

Expanding community mediation services to 24 new locations. Building capacity of the existing national and district level mediator networks and enabling the national level network to develop into an independent, functional, and professional entity.

Local Partners:

Center for Legal Research and Resource Development; Community Mediators’ Society; Forum for Protection of Public Interest; Institute of Governance and Development; Rural Women’s Development Unity Center; Society for Underprivileged Section of Society; Quicksilver

Total Expenditures: $768,307

Funding Sources: Expenditures:
Congressional appropriation$50,729
The McConnell Foundation$717,578
2012

Community Safety and Security in Timor-Leste

Enhancing local safety through security sector research, policy development, training, and relationship building.

Local Partners:

National Police of Timor-Leste; Belun; District Police in Baucau, Manatuto, Aileu, and Bobanaro

Total Expenditures: $101,946

Funding Sources:
Department for International Development, U.K. (DFID), Conflict Humanitarian and Security, Programme Partnership Agreement
2012

Conflict Mitigation Through Community Oriented Policing Phase II

Mitigating the threat of violent conflict by strengthening community-police relations through the development of community oriented policing activities, research, policy dialogue, and forging partnerships between police and communities.

Local Partners:

Educação Comunidade Matebian; Ita Ba Paz; Fundasaun Mahein; National Police of Timor-Leste; Secretary of State for Security; Suco Councils of Baucau, Manatuto, Aileu, and Bobanaro; United Nations Police; New Zealand Police

Total Expenditures: $503,026

Funding Sources:
New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAID)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
2012

Congressional appropriation

Support to various short-term initiatives and pilot projects related to the development of the Philippines.  

Local Partners:

Alternative Law Group; Asian Conference for Religions and Peace; Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc.; Bangsamoro Leadership and Management; Blas Ople Policy Center and Training Institute; DAKILA-Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism; Diaz Pareno and Caringal Law Office; Judicial and Bar Council; Medical Action Group; Mindanao Dynamic Culture of Peace; Inc.; Mindanao News and Information Cooperative; Pagbabago @ Pilipinas Foundation; Inc.; Philippine Political Science Association; Reconciliatory Initiatives for Development Opportunities; Ventures for Fund Raising; Women Business Council; Young Moro Professionals Network; Young Public Servants

Total Expenditures: $209,951

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening

Strengthening the legislative capacity of the Constituent Assembly/Legislative Parliament.  Improving the parliament library and the media center and building capacity of the Parliament Secretariat staff. Promoting civic awareness and public engagement on legislative process through radio and print media. Building civil society organization’s capacity to provide monitoring on the legislative process through interest group audits of proposed legislation. Conducting youth and women-focused nation-wide town hall consultation on legislative agendas.

Local Partners:

Interface Nepal; Nepal Constitution Foundation; New Spotlight Magazine; Rural Community Development Service Council; Prapti Media Samudayik Sarathi; The Writing Workshop Women Act

Total Expenditures: $469,613

Funding Sources:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID), via the National Democratic Institute
2012

Consumer Complaints in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Analyzing the pattern of consumer complaints submitted to the Vietnam Standards and Consumers Association, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Local Partner:

Vietnam Standards and Consumers Association (VINASTAS)

Total Expenditures: $1,683

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Corporate Giving and Business-CSO Interactions in Vietnam

Building on the Foundation's 2011 Philanthropy in Vietnam study, the report will provide one of the first in-depth analyses of business-civil society relationships in Vietnam. The research will capture the Vietnamese private sector's understanding of and attitude toward CSOs through a survey and a qualitative assessment of the modes of interaction between businesses and NGOs.

Local Partners:

Center for Community Support and Development Studies (CECODES); Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)

Total Expenditures: $35,578

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

DFID Partnership Program Agreement: Conflict and Security Programs

Regional partnership with the Department for International Development, U.K. (DFID), including seven countries (Pakistan, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Thailand, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka), that is working to improve state-society relations in conflict-affected areas throughout the region. Helping to reduce mistrust and alienation between conflict-affected communities and state authorities. Strengthening and expanding locally driven efforts to improve governance and resolve disputes. Contributing to improved understanding of aid effectiveness in conflict-affected and fragile states.

2012

DFID Preferred Partnership Agreement (Conflict)

District-level mapping of state-society relations and political-economy analysis in two districts in Pakistan to obtain a nuanced understanding of local political dynamics and a detailed account of the factors that influence state-society interaction.

2012

Demand for Good Governance (DFGG): Non-State Actor Component (NSAC)

Strengthening the ability of citizens, civil society organizations, and other non-state actors to hold the state accountable and to make it responsive to their needs, while supporting constructive partnerships between state and non-state institutions at the national, provincial, and local levels. Enhancing the ability of Cambodian organizations to implement innovative governance and social accountability approaches, as well as strengthening networking among national and local organizations to ensure sustainability.

Local Partners:

Cambodian Center for Independent Media; Cambodian Women’s Network for Development (AMARA); Culture and Environment Preservation Association; Democracy Resource Center for National Development; Farmer Livelihood Development; Fisheries Action Coalition Team; Human Rights Vigilance of Cambodia; Integrating Human to Quality; Khmer Institute of Democracy; Minority Organization for Development for Economy; National Prosperity Association; Pact Institute; People Center for Development and Peace; Phnom Srey Association for Development; Ponleur Komar; Rain Water Cambodia; The Rural Community and Environment Development Organization; Wathnakpheap; Women’s Media Center of Cambodia; Youth Resource Development Program; The Advocacy and Policy Institute; Star Kampuchea; Buddhism for Health; Cambodian Civil Society Partnership; Khmer Association for Development of Country-Side Cambodia; Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia; Buddhism for Development; Peace and Development Aid Organization; Reproductive and Child Health Alliance

Total Expenditures: $2,193,338

Funding Sources:
The World Bank
2012

Developing a Framework for Social Audits

Developing social accountability tools to make local government service delivery more accountable and responsive to citizens' priorities.

Local Partners:

Ministry of Economic Development; Commissioner of Local Government – North and East

2012

Development of a Strategic and Organizational Development Plan for the Phan Chau Trinh Foundation

Supporting the Phan Chau Trinh Foundation, a local foundation focused on the promotion of educational and social reform issues, to conduct a strategic and program review with the assistance of an external organizational development expert, including the development of a fundraising/marketing strategy.

Local Partners:

Phan Chau Trinh Foundation (PCTF)

Total Expenditures: $5,940

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Drafting of Community Mediation Bill

Participation in a study tour to Sri Lanka to learn about the implementation, regulation, and monitoring of Mediation Boards from Sri Lankan experience.
Providing support for the Ministry of Law and Justice in drafting and finalizing mediation regulation, code of conduct, mediation procedures, and basic training manual

Local Partners:

Community Mediator Society; Ministry of Law and Justice; Supreme Court of Nepal

Total Expenditures: $22,863

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Electoral Democracy

Participating in the eleventh Cambridge Conference on Electoral Democracy in the Trinity College at Cambridge, UK.

Local Partner:

Nepal Election Commission

Total Expenditures: $5,694

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Emerging Leaders of Influence

Undertaking a public perception survey to understand the roles of religion, religious leaders, and religious institutions in Sri Lankan communities.

Local Partners:

The Nielsen Company Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.; University of Colombo, Social Policy Analysis & Research Centre

2012

Enhancing the Capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) to Implement the Natural Resources Management Program under the National Agriculture Development Framework in Afghanistan

Developing, protecting, and promoting the sustainable use of Afghanistan's natural resource base for improved environmental condition and rural livelihoods by enhancing the technical capacities of MAIL and other relevant partners for the successful implementation of selected components of the National Agriculture Development Framework in Afghanistan, particularly the Natural Resources Management program.

Total Expenditures: $271,537

Funding Sources:
Department for International Development, U.K. (DFID)
2012

Finalizing the Special and Specific Economic Zone Law

Promoting economic development by helping to finalize the Special and Specific Economic Zone Law. Over 150 stakeholders attended the participatory consultation workshop to discuss and strengthen the law before submitting it to the National Assembly for approval.

Local Partner:

Lao National Committee for Special Economic Zone (LNCSEZ)

Total Expenditures: $4,000

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Fostering Civic Engagement at Subnational Level

To foster subnational governments that are democratic, empowered and accountable to citizens and which provide services responding to citizens' needs, including through civic education, participatory decision-making, horizontal learning and the use of social accountability tools for monitoring.

Local Partners:

The Mongolian Presidential Office; the Gender Centre for Sustainable Development; the Independent Research Institute Mongolia; and the Population Research Centre of the National University of Mongolia

Total Expenditures: $5,386

Funding Sources:
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
2012

Governors' Performance Improvement Program (GPIP)

Providing additional support to the Performance Based Governance Fund in order to assist the Helmand Provincial Governor's shift from stabilization to longer-term capacity building.

Local Partner:

Helmand Transitional Budget Support Fund (HTBSF)

Total Expenditures: $723,598

Funding Sources:
Department for International Development, U.K. (DFID)
2012

Grass Roots Action for System Reform—Policy Advocacy for Improving Monitoring Mechanisms of the Public Distribution System (PDS) in Karnataka

Supporting citizen engagement and advocacy for improving the monitoring mechanisms of the public distribution system (PDS) in the state of Karnataka.

Local Partner:

Public Affairs Centre

Total Expenditures: $15,957

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Guide to Government

Supporting a comprehensive editing of the initial Guide to Government monograph and preparing a shorter reader-friendly version.

Local Partner:

The Writing Workshop

Total Expenditures: $11,533

Funding Sources:
Department for International Development, U.K. (DFID)
2012

Human Rights Fund II

Enhancing civil society's capacity to promote human rights in three key areas: the rights of religious minorities, freedom from torture and other rights relating to prisoners, and economic rights of women and other marginalized groups.

Local Partners:

Center for Legal Aid Assistance and Resettlement; Homenet Pakistan; Human Development Organization; National Organization for Working Communities; Pakistan Institute of Labour Education & Research (PILER); Potohar Development Organization

Total Expenditures: $231,094

Funding Sources: Expenditures:
Royal Netherlands Embassy, in Pakistan$202,790
Congressional appropriation$28,304
2012

Improving Access to Information for National Assembly (NA) Deputies

Research to analyze NA deputies' information needs and to develop an evidence base for more effective policy research and information services. The study will also facilitate development of more targeted capacity building for NA deputies to fully exploit these opportunities.

Local Partners:

Standing Committee of the National Assembly, Training Center for Elected Representatives

Total Expenditures: $22,484

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Improving Access to Justice through Community Mediation Pilot Project

As Mongolia's first ever mediation scheme, selecting and training 75 voluntary citizen mediators and establishing 7 mediation boards in 4 pilot areas to mediate small disputes.

Local Partners:

Gender Center for Sustainable Development; Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs

Total Expenditures: $44,230

Funding Sources:
British Embassy, in Mongolia
2012

Improving Aid to Subnational Conflict Areas

Conducting a multi-country study of development assistance to subnational conflict areas in Southeast Asia (Aceh, southern Thailand, Mindanao) as part of a regional program to build understanding of the causes, dynamics, and consequences of subnational conflicts. Providing recommendations for donors and host governments to improve the effectiveness of development and governance approaches for conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and recovery in subnational conflict areas. Strengthening the awareness of key officials, policymakers, and civil society throughout the region.

Total Expenditures: $736,000

Funding Sources:
The World Bank
2012

Improving Elections and Democracy in South Asia

Attending a regional conference on “Best Practices for Fair Elections: South Asian Experience in Electoral Advocacy, Observation, and Voter Education” held in Bangladesh. Conducting an interaction program and producing and broadcasting a radio show on the issue of the voter registration process.

Local Partners:

Informal Sector Service Center; National Elections Observation Committee

Total Expenditures: $37,690

Funding Sources:
United States Department of State