Sr. No. Name Of Project Focus of Project Beginning Date Ending Date
1 Citizens’ Voice Project (CVP) USAID Citizens’ Voice Project is working to strengthen the engagement between the government and citizens by fostering effective inclusion of the latter in policy making spheres. The Project supports citizens’ voice to increase transparency and responsiveness of state institutions by nurturing an environment of inclusive space for civil society to engage in evidence-based policy advocacy. Through its interventions, the Project aims to build public trust and confidence in state institutions.

Citizens’ Voice Project has the following three objectives:

  1. Strengthened voice (policy advocacy).
  2. Enhanced capacity (organizational development and targeted trainings).
  3. Improved accountability (citizens’ oversight and public-private partnerships),

The 7-year, $45 million Project has so far awarded 279 grants to civil society organizations in more than 110 districts across Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Federally Administered Tribal Areas. While focusing on governance issues, the Project has to date worked in 19 crosscutting multidimensional thematic areas.

For more details about USAID Citizens’ Voice Project, please visit the Project website at:

May 27, 2011 May 26, 2018
Sr. No. Name of Project Focus of Project Beginning Date Ending Date
 1 Deepening Democracy and Election Support in Pakistan – DESP TDEA-FAFEN is implementing a 9-month project titled Deepening Democracy and Election Support in Pakistan (DESP) through its 32 member organizations from July 2016 to March 2017 to continue supporting time-sensitive actions to contribute to strengthening of electoral and parliamentary processes ahead of General Election (GE) 2018.

The project focuses on continued oversight of electoral and parliamentary processes and evidence-based advocacy for improved enforcement of existing statutes as well as legal and policy reforms through proactive engagement with political parties, parliamentarians, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), civil society and media. In addition, it seeks to encourage public debate, dialogue and discourse to strengthen a pro-democracy narrative in the country.

These actions focus on areas as important as improvement in the electoral rolls, under-registration of voters particularly women, minority and persons with disabilities, conflict mapping of electoral constituencies in an effort to design appropriate peace-building interventions ahead of General Election 2018, electoral literacy of citizens and key stakeholders, oversight of Parliament and provincial assemblies, and multi-stakeholder engagements to promote a pro-democracy narrative.

July 1, 2016 March 31, 2017
 2  ILM Possible – Take a Child to School  ILMPOSSIBLE: Take a Child to School brings together the combination of local experience and global technical expertise through partnerships with local and international NGOs, local CSOs, community groups and education departments. These partners share the goal of improving enrolment and retention rates amongst Out of School Children (OOSC) in Pakistan. February 01, 2014 January 31, 2017
3 Citizens Action for Democratic Governance in Pakistan (CADGP) Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) is implementing Citizens Action for Democratic Governance (CADGP) through member organizations of Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) from May 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016 in order to sustain and strengthen its core programme activities and prepare for a longer-term future programming.

TDEA-FAFEN, under Department for International Development (DFID) funded project, will work to strengthen its key areas of election-related institutional oversight and citizens demand work, knitting together its election and between-elections initiatives and building on its track record of uniquely successful electoral and democratic reform advocacy.

May 01, 2015 March 31, 2016
4 Parliament Watch and Reforms Project The project builds on FAFEN’s existing parliamentary observation, and expand its scope to include all aspects of parliamentary functioning and performance including that of its Standing Committees and support services, bring it in line with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Framework and extend the duration of its existing observation up to December 2014. The project aims to enhance public interest in and access to parliamentary information and observation findings through an elaborate advocacy and dissemination plan which will have a dedicated web portal as its centerpiece August 18, 2012 December 17, 2014
5 Education for All – Making it Possible The TDEA-FAFEN is implementing the ILM IDEAS project, “Education for All – Making it Possible” in Pakistan’s four provinces, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and Gilgit-Baltistan where civil society organizations have been working on different education projects on voice and accountability. The project activities include experience sharing and showcasing events where civil society organizations have been invited to present their successful voice and accountability models that can be replicated at the national level for advocating for reforms in education sector and improve education governance in Pakistan. November 07, 2014 August 15, 2015
6 Long Term Election Observation and Oversight in Pakistan (LTEOOP) To strengthen democratic institutions and practices through greater public trust in transparent and accountable electoral processes and enforcement of election laws leads to greater trust of political parties and people. December 21, 2012 June 20, 2014
7 Election Violence Monitoring (EVM) To collect data from media and field sources on incidents of election-related violence between January 11, 2013 and May 11, 2013, based on which it will produce a general report on violence in the General Assembly Elections of 2013 as well as a thematic report on “triggers” of election violence. The project also produced television programs highlighting the risk of election violence in selected districts, prior to Election Day. May 01, 2013 December 31, 2013
8 Support for Free and Fair Elections in Pakistan To support civil society efforts for strengthening democratic and electoral processes in Pakistan February 1, 2007 February 20, 2009
9 Election Data Center Project To establish a date center for efficient collection of data from election observers and ensure prompt reporting December 15, 2007 April 30, 2008
10 Balochistan Community Policing Survey To design and conduct an 800-household baseline study in eight districts of Balochistan for Balochistan Community Policing Project December 24, 2008 February 28, 2009
11 Constituency Relations Program To pilot FAFEN methodology for enhancing citizens’ objective engagement public and elected institutions and representatives in select National Assembly constituencies March 1, 2009 July 30, 2009
12 Mapping of Human Rights Sector in Pakistan To Map Human Rights Sector in Pakistan focusing on organizations operating at the national and provincial levels March 15, 2009 June 30, 2009
13 Developing and Disseminating a Nationwide Strategy for Local Government Election Observation To developing a nationwide strategy, methodology and management plan for local government elections observation in Pakistan April 1, 2009 June 30, 2009
14 Mobilization of Women Voters in Pakistan Project To engage with the Election Commission of Pakistan and other relevant stakeholders in policy dialogue for enhancing women participation in electoral processes April 15, 2009 March 29, 2010
15 Baseline Study for Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in NWFP To design and conduct a baseline study in seven districts of NWFP for Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms Project. September 3, 2009 April 12, 2010
16 Political and Electoral Violence, Education and Resolution Project To develop and test a methodological framework for political and electoral violence monitoring and verification through community-based investigation and other sources, including media in an effort to develop public record of data and analysis that can contribute to peace-building initiatives at local and national levels and help prevent and manage electoral and political violence September 1, 2010 August 31, 2010
17 CNIC and Voter Registration Campaign in Seven Districts To conduct a focused advocacy campaign to enhance female registration of Computerized National Identity Cards in seven districts September 1, 2009 September 30, 2010
18 Supporting Transparency, Accountability and Electoral Processes in Pakistan Project To enhance the effectiveness of government in addressing the critical challenges now facing Pakistan by increasing citizen’s participation in ensuring transparency and accountability of elected and public institutions July 1, 2009 September 30, 2013
19 Active Citizens Programme To train at least (6000) youth under British Council’s Active Citizenship Programme and encourage them to monitor schools and seek education sector reforms February 1, 2012 March 31, 2013