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(Strengthening Pluralism, Integrity, Diversity, Equality and Regularizing CSOs in Sri Lanka)

Supported by Management Systems International, USAID

SPIDER was funded by Management systems International and USAID and directed by SLCDF to enhance the performance of CSO’s in 18 Districts of Sri Lanka. The project provided awareness of a Code of Conduct and self-assessment tools that allowed the CSO’s to self-regulate. The project spanned for 3 years and was given an extension till 30/09/2023.

Project Objectives

Implementation Summary

Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya, Ampara, Batticaloa, Kandy, Monaragala, Hambantota, Matara, Galle, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Polonnaruwa, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Kalutara, Gampaha and Nuwara Eliya

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    1. Increased awareness amongst national, regional and district level CSOs, I/NGOs and donors on the Code of Conduct and self-assessment tool.
    2. Ensuring at least 250 applications from CSOs received at NNAF/Secretariat.
    3. An accreditation system is in place, a team of independent accreditors appointed and trained, with oversight from the General Council and NNAF Executive Committee.
    4. Training of 54 volunteer district trainers and training of 54 accreditors on the COC, self-assessment tool and proposed process. Three trainers each (Two from the District Consortiums and one external) from 18 districts, including females and representatives from CSOs working on disability and LGBTIQ rights.
    5. Select an advance Accreditation Council from the selected General Council.


Enhanced performance of CSOs through adoption of a Code of Conduct (COC) to its full potential through fostering networking and self-regulation


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