Pakistan—Enhanced Democratic Accountability and Civic Engagement (EDACE)

Client: U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Duration: 2013-2016

Region: Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Country: Pakistan

Solutions: Governance Fragile States

The Enhanced Democratic Accountability and Civic Engagement (EDACE) programme made short-term, high-impact grants to improve rights awareness, citizen engagement, access to justice, and provision of security services to ensure that Pakistani citizen rights and democratic processes are strengthened at provincial and local levels.

EDACE worked with the AAWAZ project in Pakistan, which also worked to raise citizens’ awareness and participation. EDACE strengthened constructive citizen-state relations by empowering citizens to know and exercise their rights through democratic processes and fostering state capacity to use democratic processes to respond to citizens’ priorities in a timely, transparent, and accountable manner.


Sample Activities

  • Encourage collaborative public-private partnerships to improve education services in marginalized and underserved communities.
  • Adapt existing voter education materials for women and minorities.
  • Support mediation and dialogue between youth and policymakers.
  • Support district-level security management improvement and capacity development with the police and security services.


Afghanistan—Assistance to Legislative Bodies of Afghanistan (ALBA)

The Assistance to Legislative Bodies of Afghanistan works to prepare both houses of Parliament for greater self-reliance. The program provides issue-based assistance that focuses training and capacity building on actual bills or policies that Members of Parliament and staff are addressing.

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