On 30th June 2016, around 40 people participated in a seminar on civil society sustainability, representing: government agencies in Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands; international NGOs; civil society networks; and academic and research institutes.
The seminar was organised by INTRAC, and coincided with the 12th conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), which included panels on civil society sustainability, civil society resourcing, and political and operating space for civil society. The seminar built on discussions between INTRAC, Plan Sweden and Sida about the importance of finding effective ways to strengthen local civil society organisations and new social movements in response to the changing international development context.
This note provides a summary of the issues arising and next steps.
Supporting sustainable civil society organisations: rethinking funder policy and practice. August 2016