Testing the Resilient Roots project central hypothesis

image003Towards the end of the project, we started working with Triskuel Consulting to design and roll out a methodology for testing the central Resilient Roots hypothesis - that civil society organisations which are more accountable to their primary constituents are more resilient to civic space-related threats. We found that while we cannot confidently say that more primary constituent accountability always leads to more resilience, we can say that the two are connected.

A summary of our methodology, findings, and recommendations is available here.

Two case studies also illustrate how the relationship between accountability and resilience plays out in the real world for two of the Resilient Roots national partners:

Case Study 1   Case Study 2
 Case Study 1        

 Case Study 2


The in-depth statistical analysis used to create these outputs is also available in a full report.