USAID Cambodian Civil Society Strengthening (CCSS)
The Cambodian Civil Society Strengthening (CCSS) project, implemented by the East-West Management Institute, Inc., is a USAID project aimed at strengthening the organizational and technical capacity of Cambodian civil society organizations (CSOs) and grassroots networks. The project will work with CSOs to improve their management, planning, and analytical skills while enabling them to play a more active role in Cambodia’s economic and political development. The five-year project includes a grants program that offers small grants for important work such as monitoring land rights cases, assisting victims of gender based violence, and supporting the legal protection of Cambodia’s rich natural resources. The grants will also fund research activities such as public opinion polls and social-economic assessments that can help civil society organizations better target their services. The CCSS project emphasizes the value of local solutions to Cambodia’s development challenges while putting civil society organizations on a path towards sustainability.