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Tuesday, May 12 • 14:30 - 16:00
5D: Scoring the Sector: Civil Society Indexes as Advocacy Tools FULL
Limited Capacity seats available

A variety of tools aim to measure civic space, in part to arm CSOs with information to help them advocate for a more enabling environment. Are they achieving this purpose?  Join this session for an overview of civic space monitoring and learn which tools are best suited for advocacy in your country.

Recommended Resource Materials:

  1. Assessment Tools for Measuring Civil Society's Enabling Environment
  2. Civic Pulse Concept Note
  3. Enabling Environment National Assessment Overview
  4. CSO Sustainability Index Methodology
  5. GPEDC Indicator 2 Methodological Note

Additional Background Materials:

  1. CSO Sustainability Index for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia:
  2. CSO Sustainability Index for the Middle East and North Africa
  3. CSO Sustainability Index for Sub-Saharan Africa
  4. CSO Sustainability Index for Afghanistan
  5. CSO Sustainability Index for Pakistan
  6. Structure and process of the Global Partnership’s second monitoring round 2015-16

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Jennifer Stuart

Program Manager - CSO Sustainability Index, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Jennifer Stuart has over twenty years of experience designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating democracy and governance programs, with an emphasis on civil society development. As a Program Manager with ICNL, Jennifer oversees the editing process for USAID’s CSO Sustainability... Read More →

Resource People
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Kees Biekart

Associate Professor, Institute for Social Studies
Kees Biekart is Associate Professor of Political Sociology at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. His area of expertise is in NGOs, social movements, civil society, and foreign aid, in particular in relation to Latin America. He also... Read More →


Head of GVA office, CIVICUS
Susan Wilding is the Project Manager for the Civic Space Initiative (CSI) at CIVICUS. The CSI aims to promote and expand civic space by fostering an enabling legal environment for civil society organisations. The CSI focuses on civil society legal initiatives at the global, regional... Read More →
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Claire Ehmann

Civil Society and Media Division Chief, U.S. Agency for International Development
Claire Ehmann is the Division Chief for Civil Society & Media in USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, where she oversees a team of experts that provide technical assistance to USAID missions worldwide, and manage global programs related to civil... Read More →
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Justin Kilcullen

Co-Chair, CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness
Justin Kilcullen served for twenty years as CEO of Trócaire (Caritas Ireland), which works to promote global justice, human rights and gender equality. He joined Trócaire as Africa programme officer (1981). Subsequently he worked for four years in Laos as country director before... Read More →
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Ine Van Severen

Research and Policy Officer, CIVICUS
Ine Van Severen works as a Research and Policy Officer for CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation. She is the project lead for the Enabling Environment National Assessments (EENA), an action-oriented research tool designed to measure the legal, regulatory and policy environment... Read More →
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Jacqueline Wood

Expert, Informal Working Group for GPEDC Indicator 2
Jacqueline’s career spans over twenty years working in Canada and overseas, first in development project implementation and management, then with a growing concentration on public policy. Much of Jacqueline’s recent work has been in policy research and analysis to understand... Read More →

Tuesday May 12, 2015 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
Room B3