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General Purposes

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2005
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

This grant will provide support to CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, an international organization dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society globally.Funding will enable CIVICUS to publish the Civil Society Index; implement Civil Society Watch; conduct educational activities to promote the legitimacy and transparency of civil society organizations; help civil society institutions work with intergovernmental agencies such as the United Nations and the World Bank; and plan the next World Assembly, scheduled for 2006.Accomplishments during the past year included convening a World Assembly in Botswana; conducting workshops related to the Civil Society Index; assessing civil society in 60 countries; continuing Civil Society Watch; developing codes of conduct and tool kits to improve internal transparency for civil society organizations; and implementing a participatory governance program to connect civil society organizations with intergovernmental agencies and national governments.