Wednesday, August 01, 2007
The Small Grants Program is one of the few Bank global programs that directly funds civil society organizations. The goal is to strengthen the voice and influence of poor and marginalized groups in the development process. Administered through the Bank's country offices, the Program involves citizens who are often excluded from the public arena. By increasing their capacity to influence policy and program decisions, the grants help facilitate ownership of development initiatives by a broader sector of society. Read more at http://go.worldbank.org/3PJ5HCEH30.