Partners in Empowerment
PASOS is leading a group of seven NGOs that have launched a project to improve the ability of civil society to monitor policymaking and public services in five Eastern Partnership countries.
“Partners in Empowerment” aims to increase public accountability and effective policymaking for sustainable development in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine. The three-year project, which kicked off in January 2015, is being funded by the EU’s European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI).
Through a variety of activities, including workshops, training seminars, online learning platforms, and coalition building, the project will strengthen connections between civil society groups, and improve their capacity to engage in the policymaking process.
The six partners joining PASOS on the project are:
- Office for a Democratic Belarus
- Center for Economic and Social Development, Azerbaijan (a member of the PASOS network)
- Transparency International (TI) Armenia
- TI Moldova
- TI Ukraine
- Partnership for Transparency Fund e.V. (PTF e.V.)
PASOS will work closely with the expertise of the network of volunteers of PTF e.V., which comprises dozens of development policy experts, and experts in institutional and project evaluation, leadership development, and sustainable strategic and financial development, each with decades of experience working for international and bilateral development agencies.
The other partners in each target country, as leaders in the field of civil society watchdog and policy oversight, will guide less experienced civil-society organizations in building coalitions at the local and national levels.
Partners in Empowerment – Updates
Moldova’s public procurement system is hampered by a low degree of transparency, competitiveness, and compliance with the state’s legal and institutional framework, according to an IDIS report produced in connection with a PASOS project.
The Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) “Viitorul” is holding this September 2 event in Chisinau to release their “Monitoring Report on Public Procurement: Weaknesses Identified and Policy Recommendations.”
Eight NGOs have been selected to receive grants from Powers in Empowerment, an EU-funded PASOS program to improve the ability of civil society to monitor policymaking and public services in Eastern Partnership countries.
Partners in Empowerment, a PASOS-led project, has opened a call for a procurement monitoring expert to create and present a webinar for civil society organizations in Eastern Partnership countries. Deadline to apply is 27 August 2015.
Call For Grant Applications: Civil Society Monitoring Of Public Service Delivery And Public Accountability
Grants supporting civil society actions to monitor the effectiveness of government resource allocation and public service delivery are being made available under Partners in Empowerment, an EU-funded project led by PASOS. Deadline to apply is 20 September 2015.
PASOS is leading a group of NGOs that have launched a project to improve the ability of civil society to monitor policymaking and public services in Eastern Partnership countries.