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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Human Rights, Local development, Public Management

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European commission

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This call for proposals aims to enhance the capacity and contribution of CSOs to governance and
development processes ; to enhance the capacity and contribution of LAs to governance and development processes ; to promote and enhance inclusive participation in the political system, with particular attention to women and youth ; to countering harmful practices and discrimination.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
Lot 1: Enhancing CSOs contribution to accountability and fight against corruption
– To enhance CSOs’ contribution to accountability and fight against corruption.
Lot 2: Enhancing LAs contribution to accountability and fight against corruption
– To enhance LA’s contribution to accountability and fight against corruption.
Lot 3: Inclusive participation in the political system
– To promote a better inclusion of women and youth in the political system through increased participation of women and youth in the political process, with increased access to resources and opportunities both in political parties and parliament and through inclusion of women’s and youth’s policy concerns in political party platforms and parliamentary groups/committees
– To promote and monitor inclusiveness and transparency in decision-making processes and financing within political parties.
Lot 4: Countering harmful practices and discrimination
– The specific objective is to support local civil society, including community-based organisations and faith-based organisations, in the promotion of actions to combat female genital mutilation, child marriage, killings of elderly people due to witchcraft accusations, and/or persecution of vulnerable groups/minorities and killings of Persons with Albinism (PwA).

Priorities
Lot 1
– Monitoring the management of public finances and increase public awareness of the budget cycle at national and local level (including budget formulation, approval, public procurement, expenditures and revenue collection, audit and oversight);
– Increasing local CSO’s capacities in tracking petty and grand corruption; this could include regional benchmarking and practical (peer) learning on fighting and avoiding corruption;
– Monitoring and measuring progress of the implementation of government measures and commitments to fight corruption. 

Lot 2 
– Enhancing the capacities of Local Authorities to collaborate with different stakeholders including civil society and private sector to promote transparency and accountability to citizens;
– Promoting local development and enhancing LAs’ capacities to reach out the communities and the private sector and involve them in the definition, co-financing and implementation of local development initiatives;
– Enhancing LA’s capacities to provide the citizens (both men and women) with transparent information on the use of public funds (local government budgets and plans, collected taxes and fees, audits, financial allocations, etc.), at district council, village/mtaa and ward level. 

Lot 3 
– Strengthening transparency and democracy of internal party politics, particularly candidate setting and inclusion of women and youth in party decision-making; 
– Facilitating the formulation and implementation of gender- and youth-friendly policies having a direct impact on political participation and representation of women/youth; 
– Advocating for women’s and youth’s concerns to be included in party programmes (political parties) and national-level policies (parliament). 

Lot 4
– Providing support and protection to victims or potential victims of female genital mutilation, child marriage, killings due to witchcraft allegations, and/or Persons with Albinism; 
– Promoting civil society actions relating to adoption, ratification, and implementation of international human rights commitments, with specific reference to women and children rights and/or Persons with Albinism; 
– Promoting civil society action towards sensitisation and advocacy of women and children rights and the fight against harmful practices and/or discrimination of Persons with Albinism. 

Among financed actions 
– training; 
– monitoring and reporting; 
– mentoring opportunities for CSOs ad LAs; 
– participatory assessment; 
– research; 
– knowledge dissemination;
– surveys; 
– networking and coalition building; 
– outreach activities and dialogue with concerned stakeholders, including active engagement with media to support an inclusive approach.