We live in a time when many governments remain unable or unwilling to provide enabling environments for civil society to flourish. A strong civil society space is a basic pillar for democracy and one of the most important factors in enabling citizens to participate in the systems that influence their lives. A strong civil society may also allow citizens to hold their governments accountable and to demand for greater equality and justice. The Global Standard for CSO Accountability works to boost civic engagement and to challenge the rhetoric against civil society through enhancing CSO capacity. It is a flexible and open tool that CSOs can use to bolstered accountability and capacity, leading to the road of eliciting trust and appreciation from the public, expanding the civic space that they are working within, and delivering impact in a responsive and horizontal manner. Read more here.
Source: Accountable Now