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Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (reports)

December 2021 — The Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI) assesses the capacity of civil society to serve as both a short-term partner in implementing development solutions and a long-term actor in ensuring that development outcomes are sustained. This resource allows local civil society organizations to assess the environment in which they are operating and their capacity to advocate, operate sustainably and communicate with citizens.

The index addresses both advances and setbacks in seven key components: legal environment, organizational capacity, financial viability, advocacy, service provision, sectoral infrastructure, and public image. It will be a useful resource for local civil society organizations, governments, funders, and academicians.

Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Middle East and North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

A dashboard for visualizations of CSOSI data and historical reports can be found here.

View a video on the launch of the 2019 reports.