SVF aims at promoting culture of good governance and democracy by increasing the participation of Palestinian citizens and CSOs in public discourse. By this, SVF seeks to increase the impact of citizens’ groups working for good governance, rule of law, respecting international human rights law. It also contributes to increase oversight of the public and private sectors. SVF believes in the value of associational life and in nurturing strong, independent and democratic Palestinian civil society. SVF’s actions seek to increase participation in public affairs beyond the act of voting by strengthening t role of civil society organisations in the public and political life.