Resilient Roots: How Constituent Accountability Helps Organisations to Counter Closing Civic Spaces

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The Resilient Roots initiative is testing whether organisations who are more accountable and responsive to their roots – namely, their primary constituencies – are more resilient against external threats. To do so, CIVICUS is joining forces with CSOs in various countries to design and rollout innovative accountability experiments over an 18 month period. These experiments will explore the factors which increase public support and trust in organisations, in order to identify different pathways to greater, longer-lasting efficacy and legitimacy. Resilient Roots is a two-year initiative that will run until the end of 2019, coordinated by CIVICUS and funded by the Ford Foundation. Technical and strategic support is provided by Keystone Accountability and Accountable Now. The initiative will consist of three main components: identifing and supporting pilot projects; boosting accountability and test the resilience link and fostering peer-learning and wider uptake. More information is available here.

Source: CIVICUS  

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