National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Request for Application (RFA) Supporting Civil Society Through Political Process Awareness
Posted date 6th February, 2024 Last date to apply 11th March, 2024
Category Grant
Status Closed

As part of the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS), the National Democratic Institute (NDI) together with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the International Republican Institute (IRI) is implementing a five-year USAID funded Inclusive Democratic Processes and Governance (IDPG) program in Pakistan. Under the IDPG program, NDI seeks to encourage peaceful political and electoral processes through election monitoring and observation, while promoting meaningful participation of all Pakistani citizens in their systems of governance. The program seeks to achieve the following objectives: 


Objective 1: Encourage peaceful political and electoral processes 

Objective 2: Improve democratic governance by enhancing oversight of political processes to hold government institutions and actors accountable 

Objective 3: Promote meaningful participation of all Pakistani citizens, including traditionally marginalized groups, in their systems of governance 

To achieve these objectives, NDI will work closely with government institutions – as well as elected leaders, building on their collective capacity to deliver more inclusive and credible electoral and political processes. NDI  works with civil society groups and networks to support greater citizen engagement and inclusion in Pakistan’s elections and political processes.  The engagement of marginalized groups – including women, youth, religious minorities, people with disabilities and transgender individuals – in all of its activities, is an essential element for NDI and IDPG as a whole. NDI, as part of a broader framework of activities, through this RFP, will partner with a local organization in Pakistan, with the primary objective of making information about Pakistani governance institutions and processes more accessible and transparent to citizens. 

Activities will include the development of informative guides, tools and training sessions to provide information on government service delivery, and transparency/accountability  at district and tehsil levels. Activities should also contribute to supporting inclusive and accessible public awareness campaigns.

This request for application contains the following three components to be implemented in various provinces and districts:

COMPONENT A: CSO Engagement on Government Accountability

COMPONENT B: Provincial guides on Political Processes

COMPONENT C: CSO and Media Training Sessions on Political Processes

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Organizations are required to submit their technical and financial proposals for each component separately, and can apply for more than one component.  Should organizations apply for multiple components, they should explain how and if their approach will link the activities. Additionally, organizations should provide information on staffing to ensure capacity to complete multiple components in the aforementioned timeframe. For all components of this RFP, Do No Harm principles must be adhered to in the preparation and completion of proposed activities.

The selected organization(s) will be responsible for the successful execution of these activities, ensuring that activities are effectively implemented, and stakeholder sessions lead to meaningful outcomes and actionable recommendations. Preference will be given to organizations that are intentionally inclusive of youth, women, and members of minority groups in Pakistan. A complete proposal should be submitted via email to [email protected] no later than March 11, 2024 at 5:00 pm PST. For more details please find attached RFA and or by clicking


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