As the functioning of the Active Citizens Fund is based on the principles of results-based management, the result framework for the entire duration of the ACF program was agreed between Lithuania and the donor countries. The latter has served as guidance, developing the calls for proposals and project selection requirements.

The program results are divided into five outcome areas, setting specific outcomes and output indicators for each area. At the program‘s level, a contribution of each granted project is crucial. The projects can contribute to the program‘s aims through their outputs (goods and services produced by a project for a specific target group or project beneficiaries) and outcomes (short and medium-term effects of a project on a particular target group or project beneficiaries).

Below you will find the expected result framework with outcomes and outputs adopted by ACF in Lithuania.

Programme level outcomes
Expected programme outcomesIndicatorsTarget value
Civil society and active citizenship strengthened and vulnerable groups empoweredNumber of society organisation (CSO) activities (including staff members, volunteers)10,000
Number of CSOs directly funded180
Outcome 1
Expected resultsIndicatorsTarget value
Outcome
Increased citizen participation in civic activitiesShare of target group demonstrating increased participation in civic activities (those people whose participation level the intervention aims to change)(+25%)
Number of users of digital tools to promote public participation in civic activities40000
Number of people participating in consultations with a public decision-making body600
Output
Citizens’ participation in civic activities promotedNumber of awareness raising campaigns led by supported CSOs44
Number of volunteers working in supported CSOs1400
Citizens involved in public policy decision-making at national and local levelsNumber of CSOs involving citizens in public policy decision-making33
Number of digital tools developed to promote public participation in civic activities/involvement in public policy decision making10
Civic education supportedNumber of partnerships between CSOs and educational institutions on civic education10
Number of people educated about civic rights and participation2000
Outcome 2
Expected resultsIndicatorsTarget value
Outcome
Strengthened civil society watchdog/advocacy roleNumber of national policies and laws influenced by CSOs10
Number of CSOs using evidence-based research to support their advocacy and policy work22
Output
Policy input submitted by CSOsNumber of CSO policy submissions aimed at influencing polices, legal regulations and public decisions44
Transparency and accountability of public institutions promotedNumber of monitoring initiatives by supported CSOs promoting transparency and accountability of public institutions22
Number of campaigns by supported CSOs promoting transparency and accountability of public institutions15
Number of CSOs actively using the media to further their advocacy work52
Number of digital tools developed to promote public participation in civic activities/involvement in public policy decision making10
Intersectoral CSO cooperation supportedNumber of joint advocacy initiatives by supported CSOs6
Outcome 3
Expected resultsIndicatorsTarget value
Outcome
Increased support for human rightsNumber of national policies and laws influenced by CSOs10
Share of target group disapproving of public statements that express negative views or hatred against vulnerable groups(+15%)
Share of target group expressing favourable views to gender equality(+15%)
Output
Implementation of international human rights standards promotedNumber of advocacy campaigns promoting human rights carried out20
Number of strategic litigation cases supported14
Number of CSOs supported to monitor the implementation of international human rights standards14
Awareness-raising on human rights and equal treatment promoted Number of awareness raising campaigns on human rights carried out35
Number of people educated on human rights and equal treatment1500
CSOs actively address gender equality and GBVNumber of CSOs working on gender equality15
Number of CSOs working on gender based violence15
Outcome 4
Expected resultsIndicatorsTarget value
Outcome
Vulnerable groups are empoweredNumber of vulnerable individuals reached by empowerment measures2200
Number of beneficiaries of services provided or improved1100
Share of target group disapproving of public statements that express negative views or hatred against vulnerable groups(+20%)
Output
Members of vulnerable groups trained or involved in advocating for their needs/the needs of their community Number of vulnerable individuals trained in advocacy or involved in advocating for their needs/the needs of their community110
New or improved services addressing the needs of vulnerable groups promotedNumber of new or improved services addressing the needs of vulnerable groups (new method in the context of the ACF Program refers to a new tool of assistance or service introduced to a specific community, where it did not exist before)11
CSOs promote inclusion and awareness of vulnerable groupsNumber of supported CSOs working to promote inclusion and awareness of vulnerable groups11
Number of professional staff trained in working with vulnerable groups200
Outcome 5
Expected resultsIndicatorsTarget value
Outcome
Enhanced capacity and sustainability of civil societyNumber of CSOs with at least two funding sources out of which at least one comprises at least 30% of their total budget(+50%)
Number of initiatives implemented through partnerships between CSOs and public/private entities30
Number of CSOs that regularly disseminate information on their activities and results to the public(+40%)
Number of CSOs with effective management procedures(+25%)
Number of CSOs with transparent and accountable governance procedures(+25%)
Output
Capacity building provided to CSOsNumber of CSOs participating in capacity building initiatives funded by the Programme (provided within the ACF Programme in the areas of financial sustainability, organizational development and management, communication, governance, impact sustainability, advocacy, etc.)200
Number of professional staff trained260
Number of CSOs assessing their organizational capacity building needs and preparing action plans based on the assessment50
Number of CSOs developing financial sustainability plans50
Number of CSOs developing impact assessment plans50
CSO strategies to engage citizens in CSO activities developedNumber of CSOs with new or updated plans to engage their constituencies20
CSO partnerships with public/private entities developedNumber of CSO partnerships with public/ private entities20
Bilateral cooperation outcomes
Expected resultsIndicatorsTarget value
Outcome
Enhanced collaboration between beneficiary and donor state entities involved in the ProgrammeLevel of satisfaction with the partnership≥ 4.5
Share of cooperating organisations that apply knowledge acquired from bilateral partnership≥ 50%
Share of participants in bilateral initiatives funded by the ACF bilateral fund reporting improved knowledge/methods/approaches(≥ 60%)
Output
Partnerships between beneficiary and donor state entities supportedNumber of projects involving cooperation with a donor project partner20
Cooperation between beneficiary and donor state entities facilitated through the ACF bilateral fundNumber of bilateral cooperation initiatives funded by the ACF bilateral fund30
Number of individuals participating in bilateral activities funded by the ACF bilateral fund60