CVP had the following three objectives:
- Strengthened voice (policy advocacy)
- Enhanced capacity (organizational development and targeted trainings)
- Improved accountability (citizens’ oversight and public-private partnerships)
CVP awarded 364 grants to 224 civil society organizations for projects that covered 26 thematic areas and 2.6 million people were benefitted from the project. The grants were awarded through a rigorous, and competitive technical review system, which included:
- Providing technical assistance to grantee organizations in project design and development.
- Engaging in results-based monitoring and evaluation of grantee projects.
- Enhancing organizational capacity of grantee organizations.
- Formulating strategies to strengthen citizens’ voice, and public accountability in government planning and decision making.
During the tenure of the project, 2,690,714 citizens, 16,865 CSOs, 4,075 district-level government officials, 11,363 local government representatives, 10,384 media persons, 1,729 minority people, 442 MNAs, 1,757 MPAs, 75 national-level government officials, 14,097 political parties’ workers, 11,066 potential candidates, 285 provincial-level government officials, 29 senators, 3,421 staff members, and 72,323 youth were engaged in various activities.