To contribute to poverty reduction in Pakistan through the achievement of water and sanitation MDGs

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Improved governance and targeting the poor and vulnerable. Both parameters are crucial for poverty reduction as according to the PRSP, without governance reforms, the enormous task of reviving growth and reducing poverty cannot be addressed. Rising poverty has in part been linked to failure of governance institutions in Pakistan. This project was launched in January 2011 and during its 3 years duration it will support CSO capacity building which will in turn lead to broader civil participation in governance and decision making, ensure equity in the distribution of resources and ultimately bridge the existing gap between citizens and the State. To achieve this, the project interventions will strengthen CSOs organizational effectiveness and those of other actors like LG and communities by investing in planning, capacity building, institutional development, change management and learning.