This issue of ONTRAC looks at funding for civil society in emerging economies. It presents perspectives on the new funding environment and the challenges and opportunities it poses for civil society. Following an overview from INTRAC Associate Brian Pratt, our contributors offer different takes and experiences on the topic.
First, Supriya Roychouhury from Oxfam India and Emma Mawdsley from the University of Cambridge look at how large NGOs in India are responding strategically to funding challenges. Then Suzy Serneels describes Belgian NGO Broederlijk Delen’s efforts to assist partners during the transition process in South Africa through various forms of support to local groups.
Ana Toni and Alice Amorim, from research and consultancy firm GIP (Public Interest Management), discuss the challenges and obstacles to funding civil society in Brazil. Finally, Nomvula Dlamini, from the Community Development Resource Association (CDRA), describes some issues confronting South African organisations adjusting to procuring resources from domestic instead of foreign donors.
ONTRAC 56: Funding civil society in emerging economies