The action is developed in 4 countries: Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia and Libya. The aim is to strengthen the engagement of civil society organizations in the reform policy processes and to improve their role as watchdogs by means of clarifying and enhancing their organization’s abilities and capacities.

This is necessary in order to influence the political reform process, to hold institutions into account, to promote transparency and accountability and finally, to build coalition and set permanent cooperation and coordination platforms at national and regional level. The Action aims to support CSOs to contribute and influence the creation of a post-2015 development agenda in four countries that show low scores in terms of governance indicators and specifically Voice, Accountability and Government Effectiveness. Therefore, the Action pays special attention to the implementation of specific activities in fragile countries, in order to support and implement a better balance and a shared process of learning among countries. Furthermore, the overall idea is to foster effective and sustainable South-South cooperation and exchange of good practices.