Deadline: 31 July 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has issued a Request for Proposals to provide funding to NPOs to ensure citizens’ participation and inclusion and government’s transparency and accountability as well as integration of these principles into other sectors as they work with civil society under the Strengthening Civil Society Globally (SCS Global Program).

The Strengthening Civil Society Globally (SCS Global) project furthers the USAID’s Centre of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance under the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID/DCHA/DRG’s goal of advancing democracy, human rights and governance.

This project is rooted in the hypothesis that civil society and independent media are essential to ensure citizens’ participation and representation as well as government’s transparency and accountability, which are defining elements of democratic governance and central to achieving development outcomes.

USAID encourages applicants to develop consortia with eligible organisations with complementary capabilities and experiences if conducive to the achievement of results under the programme objectives.