The main focus of this project was to enhance the effectiveness of government in addressing the critical challenges to Pakistan by increasing citizen’s participation in ensuring transparency and accountability of elected and public institutions. The programme aimed to achieve the objectives that included citizen groups monitoring the performance of elected representatives and public institutions whileraising demands. FAFEN’s activities included engagement through interactive meetings between citizens, elected representatives and other stakeholders and beneficiaries, citizens’ observation of some governance institutions, identification and development of reforms agenda by citizens and staff, registration facilitation, and trainings.
FAFEN facilitated seven rounds of constituency staff trainings focusing on conceptual knowledge and detailed implementation of the program, the oversight checklists were improved after consistent consultation and feedback received from Program Managers and constituency staff. Since August 2011, FAFEN’s partner organizations started entry of data in FAFEN Online Program Tracker (FOPT) after having special training round on FOPT. To minimize the risk of loss and confusion, the same data sets were used that organizations had sent and used by the constituency staff. The project facilitated 322,226 citizens or NIC registration, 522,715 women voters were mobilized, 10,000 citizen volunteers were trained, 40,000 observers were given election trainings, 23 political parties were engaged, while 1,247 candidates, 1,236 politicians, 35 civil society organizations, and 400 filed staff were also engaged.