The UN Democracy Fund supports civil society projects around the world that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. UNDEF projects are two years long, with project grants ranging from $100,000 to $300,000. The large majority are implemented by local NGOs in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America -- both in the transition and consolidation phases of democratization. UNDEF also supports a number of major global and regional projects with a normative and policy focus. In these ways, UNDEF plays a novel and distinct role in complementing the UN’s other work -- the work with Governments -- to strengthen democratic governance around the world. It is an innovation at the heart of the United Nations.