The Civil Society Activity is designed to increase the sustainability of Mexican civil society organizations working to prevent crime and violence, reform the criminal justice system and support human rights.
Implemented by Social Impact, World Learning and Appleseed Mexico, and funded by USAID, this program complements the Government of Mexico's ongoing reform efforts and USAID/Mexico's own development objectives. Civil Society Activity applies the Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) methodology to identify and address the root causes of organizational performance gaps. The program design allows for continuous organizational improvement through performance monitoring and management systems.
Engaging with local civil society organizations is key to achieving USAID/Mexico's crime prevention, rule of law and human right objectives. With specialized technical guidance and grantmaking, we are helping civil society organizations both implement their own programs and objectives, as well as increase their ability to contribute to USAID's own development objectives through strategic alliances with both private and public partners, and academia.