Mapping Initiatives to Address Legal Constraints on Foreign Funding

Published: August 2014

Since January 2012, more than 50 countries have introduced or enacted legislation constraining civil society. An increasingly common constraint relates to the ability of CSOs to access international assistance. In response, civil society and the international community have undertaken a number of initiatives to address this troubling trend.

Delivering on a commitment made at a 2013 UN General Assembly side event, ICNL prepared a briefing paper that: (1) provides an overview of existing responses, and (2) presents concrete recommendations to private donors on how they can effectively create a more enabling environment for cross-border philanthropy and international assistance.

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