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Initiative to Promote Afghan Civil Society (I-PACS II)
DATES: October 2010 - September 2013
PARTNERS: Counterpart International, Inc.
The Initiative to Promote Afghan Civil Society (I-PACS) encourages the development of a politically active civil society in Afghanistan. The program began in January 2005 and its second phase, I-PACS II, started in October 2010. Through the program, USAID has strengthened the role and viability of civil society by providing technical assistance, capacity-building, and grants to civil society organizations nationwide. While the goal of the original I-PACS program help Afghan citizens to participate in the political process effectively, I-PACS II will work specifically to improve civil society accountability, develop legal and regulatory frameworks, and increase citizen mobilization and policy engagement, with particular emphasis on gender.