In this section, you will find reports providing data on recent trends in the scale and scope of international civil society organisations around the world, and in civil society space.


  • ICSO Global Financial Trends 2016‘: Baobab, 6 page briefing, July 2016 Overview of the latest trends in the income and expenditure of seven of the world’s leading international civil society federations.



  • Index of Philanthropic Freedom 2015‘: Hudson Institute, June 2015, 40 pages. Ranks 64 countries for ease of operation of NGOs, tax incentives for NGOs, and ease of cross-border sending and receiving of donations. First edition.
  • CSO Sustainability Index for Sub-Saharan Africa 2013‘: USAID, 2014, 17 pages + individual country reports. Ranks 25 Sub-Saharan African countries for the sustainability of their civil society sector. Tracks trends since 2009


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