Global economic and political trends are having major impacts on the ways in which civil society operates in many Latin American and Caribbean countries. New forms of organising are emerging to address inequality and discrimination. At the same time, many organisations are grappling with the effects of reduced support from international NGO and donors, and negotiating new relationships with states, the private sector and the public.
INTRAC has long-standing connections in Latin America and the Caribbean through its staff and associates, who bring wide experience and language skills; and through our relationships with civil society networks and capacity builders in the region. By collaborating on joint studies and in learning spaces, INTRAC is able to raise awareness of the experiences of civil society organisations in Latin America and share comparative practices.
We focus on:
- Research and practice related to the long-term sustainability challenges of civil society organisations in the region and the implications of different solutions to these: including the development of local philanthropy, social enterprise and investment models, and relationships with government.
- Evaluations and impact assessments of programmes involving civil society.
- Training activities in newer areas of practice that are less available in the region.
- Sharing knowledge between different actors within countries and across the region through collaborative research and multi country initiatives.
Research outputs and articles on sustainability challenges, migration and civil society activism in the region can be found on our resources page.