Citizens’ Voice Project is a $45 million project supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It aims to improve engagement between citizens and government in order to promote good governance in Pakistan.
It seeks to support the evolution of democratic governance by strengthening citizens’ voice and public accountability in government planning and decision-making. This project to support civil society is an essential element of the US assistance program to help the citizens and non-government entities in engaging with government institutions and public decision-making processes.
Under the project, up to 500 grants are to be awarded to Pakistani entities across the country. Applications for grants are solicited through print and other media for selected priority themes. The grant making process is essentially an effort to support innovative ideas and high quality competitive applications.