Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability’s (TDEA) mission is to strengthen civil society, human rights, and democratic processes in Pakistan. Since 2008, TDEA has managed over US $100 million in programs, including more than $50 million for training, technical assistance, and grants programs to strengthen more than 250 Pakistani organizations in policy research and advocacy, governance oversight, civic engagement, and use of media. TDEA’s proven systems and capacities for program management are complemented by its strong leadership and staff. Executive team members are well-recognized professionals with degrees in business and financial administration, and have experience of working for international development organizations. Our organization is guided by principles that ensure TDEA’s accountability, transparency, compliance, integrity, and trustworthiness. TDEA programs have benefited Pakistani people in rural and urban areas of all ages, gender, ability, ethnicity, and religion.
A democratic and just society that guarantees the rights, respect, and dignity of all individuals.
TDEA strives to strengthen public accountability by enhancing the capacity of individuals to work for civil liberties, improved governance, democracy, and peace in Pakistan.
- We enhance the knowledge, skills, and capacity of both citizens and institutions, to create an environment that facilitates pursuit of civil liberties. We educate people — irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, creed, or religion — on the significance of engaging in the democratic process.
- We engage people and civil society groups to conduct — among other things — election observations, legislative oversight, and governance evaluations to ensure that citizens of the state create a feedback and accountability loop.
- We carry out research, and build capacities of civil society organizations, citizen groups, and other institutions to promote, progress, and protect democratic initiatives.