Faced with political and funding pressures, civil society organisations (CSOs) in many parts of the world are seeking to diversify their funding and strengthen their local support base. ‘Domestic resource mobilisation’ (DRM) is a key strategy for these CSOs. But does DRM improve the operating environment for civil society? Does it have an impact on ‘civic space’?
These are the questions that motivated this scoping study, carried out by INTRAC with the financial support of the Civic Engagement Alliance (CEA) through the Wilde Ganzen Foundation.
We set out to explore the existing evidence base on this issue, to identify evidence gaps, and to consider how to address those gaps.
This report, and its accompanying brief, present the findings of the scoping study, including recommendations for practice and areas for further study.
Scoping study - Analysing the relationship between domestic resource mobilisation and civic space
Brief - Analysing the relationship between domestic resource mobilisation and civic space