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Civil Society: Mutual Accountability Project (CS:MAP)

  • Asia Pacific Regional Office
  • Nepal
2016 - 2021

The Civil Society: Mutual Accountability Project (CS:MAP) works to foster an accountable and resilient Nepali civil society that is capable of advancing the public interest. Through CS:MAP, FHI 360 provides grants, technical assistance and mentoring to civil society and media organizations to strengthen their capacity to: 

  • Engage the Government of Nepal in dialogue at the national level and implement advocacy initiatives focused on improving legal and regulatory frameworks for civil society and media
  • Improve public understanding of and confidence in civil society and media by developing and enforcing self-regulation mechanisms
  • Engage the government in dialogue at the sub-national level to improve government policy, planning and performance across sectors; and, in coordination with local and national civil society and media organizations, conduct evidence-based advocacy that represents the needs of beneficiaries, including women, youth and marginalized communities
  • Monitor and report on government performance in public service delivery and resource use through coordinated oversight initiatives that engage citizens and utilize social accountability mechanisms and information and communication technologies
  • Improve institutional governance and long-term financial sustainability
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