Localization—giving local partners more control and ownership of development initiatives—is a priority for the international de…
ICNL’s resources and information on Niger.
Since 2020, ICNL has worked with local civil society to engage government institutions on the need to reform recent laws restricting civic freedoms. Our programs have focused on enhancing local partners’ capacity to capitalize on existing reform opportunities including the government initiative to adopt an omnibus law for the regulation of the NGO sector. We have thus provided legal expert analysis on the key laws affecting civic freedoms in Niger as identified by local partners and facilitated the production of simplified materials adapted to the new advocacy priorities. We have also facilitated efforts by partners to build a broader coalition of CSOs that fully understand the implications of restrictive laws at issue and adhere to the advocacy plan discussed during the June 2022 pre-Forum CSO consultation that we sponsored under our INSPIRES program.
The index, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development for twenty years, documents the development of civil society in seventy-one countries around the world, including Niger. ICNL and FHI 360 work with local partners to produce the index annually.VISIT FHI 360'S SITE FOR THE FULL CSOSI REPORT