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In partnership with the Council on Foundations, ICNL maintains reports on thirty-four countries that help U.S grantmakers undertake equivalency determinations for foreign grantees. This report series describe nonprofit organizations’ legal frameworks and provide translations of relevant legislative provisions.
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Renewable Energy & Civic Space
The immediacy of the climate crisis cannot be overstated, and an energy transition is both critical and overdue. However, the urgency to switch to renewable technologies cannot bypass civil society and grassroots actors.
Localization & Civic Space
Localization—giving local partners more ownership of development initiatives—is a priority for the development community. Local organizations that can lead, design, and implement effective projects are indispensable to this agenda.
General Comment 37
The UN Human Rights Committee’s general comment offers comprehensive guidance on the right of peaceful assembly, as enshrined in Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.