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Performance Evaluation of Civil Society Advocacy Initiative (CSAI) in Serbia

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USAID, Social Impact
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In 2006, USAID launched the Civil Society Advocacy Initiative (CSAI) program to help civil society organizations (CSOs) better represent the needs of ordinary people, and for civil society to become a more influential and trusted partner of businesses and the government. 

The theory of change that appears to have motivated the design of CSAI is that fundamental cultural and political change results from both citizens who are empowered to act and organizations that are capable of leading them.

CSAI framed debates at the national level on issues of broad societal concern. In this way, CSAI contributed to attitudinal change, drawing attention to new issues, and affecting the awareness, attitudes or perceptions of key stakeholders.