June 2020
May 2020

Top 7 Civic Space Challenges Faced by the I4C Network

Derek Caelin, Innovation and Data Senior Specialist The past five years have not been kind to civic space defenders. Today, public freedoms of speech, assembly, and association …

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May 2020

Improving Transparency and Accountability in Guatemala’s Health System – USAID Participación Cívica

USAID Participación Cívica provided the Fundación para el Desarrollo de Guatemala (FUNDESA) with two grants from 2017-2020 to launch and implement the Suggested Purchasing Module …

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April 2020

Reflecting on Nigeria’s 100 Women Groups

Carol Peasley, Former CEO of CEDPA In this new day of “physical distancing,” it is hard not to feel a bit cut-off and isolated, but …

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March 2020

How Can Civil Society Prevent the Abuse of Mass Facial Recognition Technology?

Derek Caelin, Innovation and Data Senior Specialist A Brave New World At the start of 2020, 83% of the world’s population lives in closed, repressed, or obstructed civic environments, …

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January 2020

Closing Civic Cyberspace: The Off-Switch and Other Modes of Internet Restriction

Abigail Lieser, Grace Miles, and Rosemary Maher, University of Dayton Development Challenge Even in resource poor environments, the internet and associated information technologies have become …

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January 2020

Creating a Diagnostic to Fund Civil Society Self-Reliance: Challenges and Lessons

Emily Buerkle and Kealan Burke, University of Dayton The Development Challenge As international donor funding recedes, civil society organizations (CSOs) in resource poor environments have …

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December 2019

Civil Society Leads Democracy Code Reform for Ecuador

On December 3rd, the Ecuadorean legislature approved important reforms to the Democracy Code, the electoral law that defines and guides political processes. With this approval, …

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October 2019

The Top 5 Reasons Donors Still Give for NOT Funding Local Organizations Directly

By: Teresa Crawford, Social Sector Accelerator As we prepare to present at the Central America Donors Forum annual conference, we reviewed global giving trends, with …

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October 2019

Counterpart’s Support of Landmark Elections in Mozambique

Mozambique will be holding its landmark general elections on October 15, following the signing of recent Peace and National Reconciliation Agreement between the leaders of the ruling …

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