Citizens’ Voice Project (CVP)

Beginning Date   Ending Date
May 27, 2011 December 23, 2019

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 8-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: