Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) brings a unique combination of expertise in nationwide grant management and capacity-building for Pakistani CSOs coupled with robust expertise in the voice and accountability programming and socio-economic and political context of Pakistan. TDEA’s operational and financial strengths are complemented by a decade of experience with statistical research, data-driven advocacy, and innovative public communications to inform and inspire citizens and communities. In addition, TDEA’s deep institutional commitment to social inclusion and gender equity, factors that are central to economic and democratic development.
Over the years, TDEA has enabled civil society organizations (CSOs) in Pakistan to harness the potential of citizens for strengthening public accountability – a prerequisite for improved governance. Instead of providing services and supporting quick fix solutions, TDEA has strategized support to develop the capacities of citizens and public institutions to engage for policy, legislative, regulatory and administrative reforms for development and democratization in Pakistan. TDEA has been able to make significant headway in this direction, and the measure of success is evident from its achievements and accomplishments. A common thread in all of TDEA’s initiatives has been to create an environment of inclusiveness for citizens and civil society to engage in policy dialogue for better governance. In the course of pursuing a myriad of initiatives for strengthening citizens’ voice, establishing state-citizen nexuses as well as enhancing transparency and accountability in the governance framework.