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.
Strengthening Local Partners
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.
A Portuguese language report by ICNL partners Luiz Henrique Eloy Amado and Ana Carolina Alfinito Vieira, which investigates the legal barriers to organization and representation of indigenous peoples in Brazil today.
An analysis of Mexico’s laws on social enterprises and proposed reforms, by María de los Ángeles Anaya Gómez Montenegro. Available in Spanish only.
Amazon Region of Peru and Ecuador
A report by the Pachamama Foundation, which assesses the laws and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Amazonian regions of Ecuador and Peru that affect freedoms of association and peaceful assembly.
Legal Responses to Covid-19 in Latin American & the Caribbean
A report by Gobierno y Análisis Político AC, that presents the Latin American and Caribbean country’s legal responses to the COVID-19 and the impacts on freedom of association, peaceful assembly, and expression.
Terrorism Financing Risk in Nonprofit Organizations in Latin America
An ICNL Spanish-language report on terrorism financing risk in nonprofit organizations, which presents an in-depth analysis of survey findings from 729 NPO sector representatives from 17 participating countries, as well as recommended reforms.