The Role of Civil Society Organisations in Promoting Social Justice and Sound Development Polices in SADC: A case study of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe
CIVICUS PG Practitioners' Brainstorming Workshop Report
CIVICUS Participatory Governance Programme: External Evaluation Report
Turning principles into practice: A guide to legitimacy, transparency and accountability
CIVICUS has developed several initiatives to equip CSOs to move from legitimacy, accountability and transparency (LTA) principles to practices in their organisations and networks. Besides this resource centre which spots LTA resources from a myriad civil society institutions from all over the world, the CIVICUS LTA team has put together a guideline to assist CSOs implement LTA.
The Compendium of International Legal Instruments and Other Intergovernmental Commitments Concerning Core Civil Society Rights
The compendium is an important reference document for advocacy groups while framing their demands for the protection and expansion of civil society space. Other tools and resources for civil society activists can be accessed here. This version was updated in January 2014.
Taking the Pulse of Civil Society Worldwide: Insights from the CIVICUS Civil Society Index Project (2003-2007)
A paper presented at the 8th conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 July 2008.
How Civil Society Influences Policy: A Comparative Analysis of the CIVICUS Civil Society Index in Post-Communist Europe
Handbook on how to use the Index as a self-assessment tool
External Impact Assessment of the CIVICUS Civil Society Index between 2003 to 2006 – Full Report
Civil Society – Measurement, Evaluation, Policy
This book provides a comprehensive and flexible framework for the definition, measurement, analysis and interpretation of civil society based on the innovative 'Civil Society Diamond'.
CIVICUS Civil Society Index: Preliminary Findings Phase 2003-2005
CIVICUS Civil Society Index: Assessing and Strengthening Civil Society Worldwide
This report provides a detailed account of the project approach, conceptual and analytical framework and research methodology of the innovative CIVICUS Civil Society Index (CSI) Project.
Building knowledge about civil society
This article appeared in CIVICUS World, the January-February 2001 Edition.
Assessing and Strengthening Civil Society Worldwide - An updated programme description of the CIVICUS Civil Society Index: Phase 2008 to 2010
Civil society: The clamp-down is real
The last decade, and especially 2009 and 2010, have been particularly hard for civil society and human rights defenders. Negative global trends that began soon after 9/11 have come to a head as governments have continued to encroach on fundamental freedoms. CIVICUS has put together a synthesis report highlighting these trends.