United States Agency for International Development: Citizen Engagement and Elections Project in Mongolia

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the US federal government's primary agency responsible for administering civilian foreign aid.

USAID operates in other continents such as Asia, Latin America, and Europe. It works towards extending a helping hand to people oversees whose struggling to make life better or recovering from a disaster, both man-made and natural, and those who are striving to live in a free and democratic country.

In line with this, USAID has recently announced a funding opportunity referred to as Citizen Engagement and Election Projects in Mongolia.

The Citizen Engagement and Election Projects in Mongolia aims to encourage increased citizen participation, mobilization and education during the months prior to the Mongolian parliamentary elections in 2012.

In addition, the project also hopes to increase the participation of the civil society of Mongolia, as well the non-government organizations during the entire election process so as to increase the society's role in both the campaign and electoral process, thereby building a stronger foundation for their future government and encouraging honesty and transparency.

The project will focus on three objectives, mainly:

a) developing the ability of non-government organizations to work towards the project objectives

b) strengthening citizen mobilization and education, particularly among youth and women;   (continued...)

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