Creating Knowledge

To inform policy discussions and support advocacy efforts, ICNL researches the laws and trends shaping civic society, philanthropy, and related issues at both country and regional levels. Local partners use these resources to assess the laws and implementation practices in their own countries and draft reform proposals.

Stakeholders from civil society, government, and academia discuss the reform of social entrepreneurship laws in Jamaica using ICNL-generated resources. (Photo credit: ICNL)
Stakeholders from civil society, government, and academia discuss the reform of social entrepreneurship laws in Jamaica using ICNL-generated resources. (Photo credit: ICNL)

Research Tools & Analysis

Civil Society & FATF Toolkit

ICNL’s toolkit explores the implications for civil society organizations of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws and the standards and procedures of the Financial Action Task Force. The toolkit includes exercises and a webinar to guide CSOs through the resources. Available in English and Spanish.

Challenges & Opportunities in Latin America

ICNL’s 2015 report assesses laws in Latin America governing CSOs’ lifecycles and their implementation, CSOs’ access to public funding, and opportunities for CSOs to participate in policymaking. The report focuses on Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Panama. Available in English and Spanish.

Digital Legal Library

ICNL’s Spanish-language resources include the texts and analyses of laws and regulations from twenty-five Latin American and Caribbean countries.