Strengthening Local Partners

ICNL deeply values the knowledge and expertise of our local partners. Over the years, we have been privileged to collaborate with civil society leaders, community-based activists, government officials, lawyers, academics, and others at the country and regional levels. We support many locally driven initiatives in helping to develop draft laws, produce research publications, and design instructional programs that respond to local issues. We also provide technical assistance to research fellows, sub-grantees, and university partners across the region. With our support, local experts can assess laws, propose reforms, produce plain-language guidebooks, and develop other responses to high-priority issues facing civil society in their countries.

After gathering data on regulatory barriers to freedom of assembly affecting more than 100 gay pride marches in Brazil, Welton Trindade (second from left) concluded that “the study supported by ICNL shows that the solutions are right here in Brazil.” (Photo credit: ICNL)
After gathering data on regulatory barriers to freedom of assembly affecting more than 100 gay pride marches in Brazil, Welton Trindade (second from left) concluded that “the study supported by ICNL shows that the solutions are right here in Brazil.” (Photo credit: ICNL)

Recent Highlights

Brazil

A review of state and local implementation of Brazil’s 2014 law on partnerships between the government and civil society organizations, by Patricia Mendonca. Available in Portuguese only.

Mexico

An analysis of Mexico’s laws on social enterprises and proposed reforms, by María de los Ángeles Anaya Gómez Montenegro. Available in Spanish only.

Regional

A compilation of ICNL partners’ essays on teaching CSO law in Latin America. Available in Spanish only.