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.

Our Goal

We aim to mobilize grass root civil society organizations, local media and citizens to strengthen the local governance institution in the districts. We will work along with local governments and take them on board to address day to day challenges surrounding health, education and water and sanitation departments.
By working along with grass root level civil society organizations and media we will work to promote transparency and accountability by taking on board Local Authorities.
We will support Local Authorities to fulfil their mandates for inclusive and transparent budgeting and planning processes as well as to negotiate with provincial governments on local development issues.

Where are we working?

Following 15 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan have been chosen for the implementation of this project;

Our Scope

  • Capacity Building
  • Media interactions
  • Meetings
  • Citizen’s Budget
  • Citizen Report Card
  • Budget Tracking Reports