Citizen’s Action for Peace and Development (CAPD)

Progetto concluso

The Citizens Action for Peace and Development project will improve the living conditions for the people of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas through strengthening local conflict resolution processes, improving service delivery and strengthening civil society to advocate for reforms. The project will work with communities (right holders) to make them aware of their rights and enhance their dialogue with government officials to improve service delivery.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Diritti umani
Diritti dell'uomo (diritti delle donne inclusi)
01.10.2015 - 31.08.2017
CHF 2'500'000

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas is one of the most underdeveloped region in Pakistan. The area is characterised by widespread poverty, lack of access to basic facilities such as sanitation and, very few employment opportunities. The FATA region is governed through the Frontier Crimes Regulation which violates many of the Pakistani constitutional rights, such as safeguards against arrest and detention, and protection of property rights. Similarly, until 1997, the population of the FATA did not have the right to vote. The region has historically provided a haven for militants to regroup and launch cross border at-tacks on international troops.


Promote a peaceful and stable environment and, improved living conditions for the people in the FATA, especially women, youth and religious minorities, through improved conflict-resolution processes and responsive services. 

Gruppi target

The target group consists of citizens (especially women, youth and religious minorities) in 80 villages of the four FATA agencies: Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber and Kurram.

Effetti a medio termine

Outcome 1: Citizens (especially women, youth, religious minorities) have better access to basic services (education, water, health) and economic opportunities through their effective dialogue with government line agencies.

Outcome 2: Communities contribute to non-violent conflict resolution at local level through self-initiatives (platforms, networks, committees).

Outcome 3: The civil society (political parties, media, local networks) have enhanced capability to advocate for the establishment of an inclusive and accountable local governance system in the FATA.


Risultati principali attesi:  

Output 1.1: The citizens (especially women, religious minorities and other marginalized groups) of the FATA have improved capacity  to negotiate with government line agencies (GLA).

Output 1.2: The local government officials stakeholders are well informed of and have improved capacity to support the social and economic needs of marginalized groups, particularly women, youth and religious minorities.

Output 2.1: The tribal elders, religious leaders and youth have improved capacity for non-violent communication and dispute resolution.

Output 2.2: Community networks of people from different ethnic and religious background are formed to strengthen social cohesion and conflict resolution.

Output 3.1: Civil society groups and networks have enhanced skills to advocate for their rights and contribute to local development policies, plans and community-based governance.

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

The external End of Phase Evaluation found that the project had been successful in achieving its outcomes. The village and youth groups created and trained to negotiate for improved service delivery led to an increase in the number of development proposals being submitted to Government agencies by the communities (e.g. water pumps, agriculture services). The village groups that were trained on how to resolve disputes were able to fill the social vacuum that had been created when the militants had taken over the region in 2007. On policy reforms outcome, the project met with mixed success. It was challenging to work with the FATA Secretariat that has limited authority with regards to introducing policy reforms. The project had more success with existing civil society networks such as the Lawyers Forum who were campaigning for the extension of the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction to the FATA.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera

Altri partner

Intercooperation, GiZ, LOGIN, FATA Secretariat 

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori

Livelihood Programme Hindukush

FATA Development Programme

Local Governance Initiative and Network

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   2'500'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   484'957
Fasi del progetto

Fase 2 01.10.2015 - 31.08.2017   (Completed)

Fase 1 01.08.2012 - 31.10.2015   (Completed)