The annual Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI), which has been funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for the past 20 years, informs and impacts the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) within countries. Each annual edition contains four regional reports that assess the strength and viability of the CSO sector in 71 countries in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa. FHI 360 and local partners are currently producing the index.
FHI 360 works with an implementing partner in each country to manage a panel of local CSO experts who annually score sustainability across seven dimensions. Then, the implementing partner writes the country report. After a rigorous editing process led by another partner, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, the country and regional reports are included in the complete index.
FHI 360 continues to design ways to enhance the process and methodology. Project teams will pilot three efforts that aim to increase the quality of the country reports as well as the reliability of the scoring process.
Find the latest regional reports here.