CSI Reports Pilot Phase: 2000 - 2002
In March 2000, CIVICUS issued a request for statements of interest to organisations interested in participating as CSI country partner-organisations in the CSI’s pilot phase. The pilot phase began in October 2000 in thirteen countries worldwide. The selection of country partners was based on each organisation’s expression of interest and an assessment of their capability rather than on strategic or methodological considerations. This led to a strong representation by Central and Eastern European countries, where a civil society needs assessment and action-planning project was regarded as relevant and timely.
The global co-ordination of the pilot implementation phase was financially support by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Commonwealth Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and NOVIB. In February 2001, a capacity-building workshop was held for the country partners in Mainz, Germany. The national partners completed the data collection and analysis, then presented their findings at the CIVICUS World Assembly in Vancouver in August 2001, and produced country reports, which are available on the country pages. CIVICUS published a reflection paper on the pilot phase, available on the CSI Publications page of the CSI website. Find out more about CSI publications during the Pilot Phase on the CSI Publications page. Country Partners (2000-2002)