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What MADANI Does

MADANI strives to strengthen the capacity, legitimacy, and sustainability of civil society. MADANI achieves this objective by working directly with CSOs, communities, and local governments.

Learning Forum training in Klaten District

USAID MADANI facilitates better collaboration between local governments and CSOs by promoting the benefits of partnerships and the relationships and systems that make such collaboration possible. The project also facilitates CSOs to lead learning forums and partnering with other CSOs to promote better service delivery, more effective citizen participation in community consultations (like the Development Planning Forums and Village Assembly),and fight the spread of disinformation and hate speech. USAID MADANI is also developing a virtual assistance platform for CSOs containing valuable resources such as training modules, tip sheets, and more so that CSOs can power their own development.


MADANI improves the ability of local CSOs to address internal growth points and external development challenges. Activities aim to strengthen technical expertise, organizational management and accountability, and financial management practices, which has a positive impact on program and service delivery, as well as target beneficiary reach. Furthermore, through MADANI, partner CSOs lead learning forums and partner with other CSOs to promote better service delivery; more effective citizen participation in community consultations, such as the Development Planning Forums (Musrenbang) and Village Assembly (BPD); and a reduction in the spread of disinformation and hate speech.


MADANI builds stronger ties between CSOs and local communities, increasing CSO relevance such that they better influence policies relevant to citizens, engage beneficiaries, and effectively communicate key messages. In addition, MADANI facilitates collaboration between CSOs and local governments by promoting the benefits of partnerships and relationships.

SustainabilityHighlights and Achievements

Capacity development assessment and TA rolled-out

Several local governments have expressed interest in adopting the OPI for other CSOs in their districts after learning about the initiative. They are planning to use the OPI concept as a benchmarking mechanism in determining which CSOs will receive grants. These local governments are located in Barru (South Sulawesi), Bandung (West Java), Bulukamba (South Sulawesi), and Sumenep (East Java)

The launch of the iHub Simpulmadani application in the Google Play Store

The online civil society resource and learning centre, iHub, was launched in the Google Play Store and through a website version. Since its launch in August, there have been 230 accounts registered to the iHub with more than 500 users and guests who have downloaded the self-assessment OPI and accessed the many civil society training materials.

Improved Organisational Capacities by Standardising Organisational Procedures

Building on the Lead Partner CSO’s OPI and basic organisational development training in June-July 2020, an advanced organisational development training was deployed to MADANI’s first 24 Lead Partners. The training encompassed financial and human resource management, procurement and developing strategic plan and a monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan.

Improved relationship and partnership between local government and CSO

Our initiatives have tangibly improved relationship between a traditionally distrustful local government and CSO in Tasikmalaya (West Java) during the past six month. Through a collaborative governance workshop, one of our Lead Partner had an opportunity to promote the importance of CSOs for human development in the area, and how they a support local government programs, resulting in their involvement in a number of those activities.