Capacity Building

Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.

- Rabindranath Tagore


Transparency is critical in public health and epidemics; laypeople become either effective force-multipliers or stubborn walls
- T.K. Naliaka


I believe - we all pay taxes. I'm happy to pay it, but I hate to have it abused, money wasted, no accountability. That's going to bother you.
- Lou Holtz


When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.

- Malala Yousafzai


Democratic Local Governance for development in Pakistan is being implemented by Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives. The project is being supported under the grant by European Union and Friedrich Naumann Foundation. The project has a geographical coverage to fifteen select districts. Three provinces including Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh are being covered.

We aim to mobilize grass root level civil society organizations, local media personnel, citizens and Local Authorities to further strengthen local government institution in the country. The main objective, thus, is to improve the quality of life of people, especially the poor, marginalized and disenfranchised, living in the 15 select districts through a governance mechanism that is all inclusive, sustainable and participatory.

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Success Stories

Balochistan: Effective Utilization of Bolan's Health Budget

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Water Testing Laboratory in Swabi

Sindh: Safe drinking water in Hyderabad