Donor: The Asia Foundation

The “Supporting Transparency, Accountability and Electoral Process in Pakistan” (STAEP) program commenced in 2009 and will conclude in 2013. STAEP is managed by The Asia Foundation and implemented by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). CPDI is implementing this project in six districts of the Punjab namely Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Khushab, Sargodha, Jhelum and Toba Tek Singh.

The goal of STAEP Program is to ensure more effective, transparent and accountable governance that addresses the critical challenges facing Pakistan today. The purpose of the Program is to ensure democratic processes in Pakistan are more open, inclusive, efficient and accountable to citizens. The Program requires five outputs:

Output 1: Citizens’ groups will monitor performance of elected representatives and public institutions and raise demands which are increasingly met.

Output 2: Election will be better managed and more inclusive and peaceful, and political parties will be better organized and more responsive to citizens.

Output 3: Disenfranchised groups and religious leaders will be increasingly engaged in civic affairs and political parties.

Output 4: Media reporting will be more balanced and has greater outreach and use of communication maximized.

Output 5: FAFEN organizations and associations will have increased capacity to monitor governance issues, manage systems and accounts, access new funding, and will have improved credibility.

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