The Public Participation and Accountability Facilitation Fund[1] (PARAFF) announces its CALL FOR PROPOSALS No. 03 from Vietnamese non-profit and non-governmental organisations. PARAFF seeks to promote public participation and accountability in law-making and policy development processes by strengthening engagement of non-governmental organizations in these processes at national and sub-national levels as well as in monitoring the implementation of these.

 
All proposals must lie within one or more of PARAFF’s Support Areas listed below:
 
1.Research related to legislative and law-making processes, with a focus on themes relevant to poverty eradication, democratic governance and NGOs’ roles in promoting public participation and accountability (e.g. evidence based research on specific laws and bill; research on citizen’s participation in preparation of bills; research on participatory planning at local and provincial level; research on citizens’ supervisory rights on government agencies; research on measuring citizens’ satisfaction with service delivery, etc.);
 
2.Raising Awareness of NGOs and key partners about the rights and opportunities provided under the present legal framework related to public participation and accountability (e.g. the Law on the Promulgation of Legal Documents, the Ordinance on Grass-root Democracy, etc.);
 
3.NGO lead-initiatives on monitoring and providing feedbackto Government and Elected representatives on the implementation of laws, government policies, and budgets at national and sub-national levels (e.g. initiatives enabling citizens to exercise their supervisory rights on government agencies; strategies to make service delivery more accountable such as complaints mechanisms, public information campaigns, citizens report cards and score cards, community monitoring and social audits; budget transparency and accountability strategies, public expenditure monitoring, participatory auditing; initiatives to secure freedom of information and transparency, including initiatives focused on making revenues from natural resources more transparent);
 
4.Networking[2] among NGOs and other stakeholders for enhanced engagement in legislative and law-making processes, in policy dialogues with the National Assembly and the People’s Councils, and Government agencies at various levels.
 
Proposals that lies within support areas one “research” and four “networking” and proposals that engages in a dialogue with legislators and policy-makers at national level are encouraged and will be given priority in the evaluation of proposals.
All proposals for consultations should relate to one or more laws or ordinances from the legislative agenda of the 13th tenure of the National Assembly. Thus, the award of grants is conditional to that the bills addressed by the proposals are included in the legislative agenda for 2015 to be adopted by the National Assembly in its 7th session in May 2014.
 
For application process, please refer to this link.
 
Deadline: 09/05/2014
 
14/03/2014

 








 

 








 

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Da Nang Institute For Socio - Economic Development

Primarily responsible: Nguyen Phu Thai - Director Da Nang Institute For Socio - Economic Development

Address: Da Nang Administration Center, 28th floor, 24 Tran Phu, Hai Chau District, Da Nang

Phone: (+84.236) 3.840.344 - Fax: 3.840.975

E-mail: dised@danang.gov.vn

Da Nang Institute For Socio - Economic Development

Primarily responsible: Nguyen Phu Thai - Director Da Nang Institute For Socio - Economic Development

Address: Da Nang Administration Center, 28th floor, 24 Tran Phu, Hai Chau District, Da Nang

Phone: (+84.236) 3.840.344 - Fax: 3.840.975

E-mail: dised@danang.gov.vn