ICNL Research & Publications

ICNL publishes information on a diverse range of issues relevant to civil society – from our US Protest Law Tracker to our Civic Freedom Monitor. Our innovative, actionable research and analysis touches on a wide range of issues facing civil society across the world. We invite you to explore our extensive collection of ICNL produced reports, studies, and other publications.

Latest Publications

Scenes of healthcare workers at Thailand Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute, Ministry of Public Health. During this coronavirus outbreak, workforce shortages have gotten worse and nurse-midwives around the world have had to sacrifice in the hospitals around the clock and with limited personal protective equipment. (Photo: UN Women/Pathumporn Thongking)

Resource Collections

ICNL's U.S. Protest Law Tracker - landing page button

U.S. Protest Law Tracker

Follows initiatives at the state and federal level that restrict the right to protest in the United States.

Civic Freedom Monitor

Up-to-date information on international civil society law in more than 50 countries and 8 multilateral organizations.

Global Trends in NGO Law Button - leads to page for ICNL's periodic review of legal issues affecting civil society

Global Trends in NGO Law

ICNL’s review of legal trends affecting civil society from legal experts around the world.

ICNL's Philanthropy Law Reports - landing page button

Philanthropy Law Reports

This series provides in-depth information on national laws and regulations affecting philanthropy in nine countries, serving as a practical guide for the philanthropic sector and the nonprofit world.

ICNL's Global Grantmaking Country Notes: A guide produced for the Council on Foundations for U.S. international grantmakers.

Global Grantmaking Country Notes

Reports on the legal framework of nonprofit organizations in select countries to assist U.S-based international grantmakers.

ICNL's International Journal for Not-for-Profit Law - landing page button

International Journal for Not-for-Profit Law

ICNL’s former journal of analysis on global civil society. IJNL addressed legal topics as well as social, cultural, political, and economic issues affecting the legal enabling environment.