Civic Participation

Under the Small Grants Fund, the engagement of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to work with governments was promoted. The objective is to improve governance, service delivery and ability of the government departments to respond to the civic needs of communities. Key activities included access to justice, helping government draft legislation, and improving and delivery of services to the public through meaningful engagement of citizens, especially the youth. This is an exclusive Small Grants thematic area.


Projects in Small Grants


BeneficiariesEstimated number of people



Local Councilors trained


Government officials trained


Advocacy campaigns

Fund Status


Small Grants


  1. Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA)
  2. Centre of Excellence for Rural Development (CERD)
  3. Development Resource Solutions (DRS)
  4. Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment (DTCE)
  5. Forman Christian College University Centre for Public Policy and Governance (FCCU-CPPG)
  6. Hamdam Development Organization (HDO)
  7. Indus Consortium (IC)
  8. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  9. Islampur Cottage Industries Association (ICIA)
  10. Laar Humanitarian and Development Programme (LHDP)
  11. Leadership for Environment And Development (LEAD)
  12. Legal Awareness Program for Human Rights (LAPH)
  13. Local Councils Association Of The Punjab (LCAP)
  14. Nur Center for Research and Policy – (Nur Foundation)
  15. Sahara Community Support Programme (SCSP)
  16. Shehri - Citizens for a Better Environment (Shehri)
  17. Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
  18. Sustainable Peace and Development Organization (SPADO)
  19. The Centre for Research & Security Studies (CRSS)
  20. Women in Struggle for Empowerment (WISE)

USAID/Pakistan has, in cooperation with the USAID Office of Inspector General, established the Anti-Fraud Hotline to provide an avenue for the reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse which may be associated with USAID funded projects in Pakistan. Complaints are handled with complete confidentiality and individuals are encouraged to report when corruption, fraud, waste or abuse may exist in the USAID/Pakistan projects. Reports can be filed anonymously via the easy-to-use Hotline (Toll free number 0800 84700); e-mail at; fax at 021-35390410; postal address at 5-C, 2nd Floor Khayban-e-Ittehad, Phase VII, DHA, Karachi, Pakistan; and on the website