Effective Donor Responses to the Challenge of Closing Civic Space

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Civil society and the ability to exercise the core civic space freedoms have been under threat for many years. This challenge has been the focus of much study and diagnosis. The more complex question, however, is what can be done in response. In late 2016, the Government of Sweden commissioned the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to propose ways in which Swedish development cooperation could more effectively help counteract shrinking democratic space by strengthening civil society. Informed in part by input from some 50 respondents on this and other questions relating to civic space, ICNL set out to explore what governmental donors can do to address the closing space challenge more effectively. Read more here.

Source:The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

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