Increase in Restrictive Laws on Foreign Funding to NGOs

From 1993 to 2012, 39 of the world’s 153 low and middle-income countries enacted restrictive laws on foreign funding to civil society organisations

From 1993 to 2012, 39 of the world’s 153 low and middle-income countries enacted restrictive laws on foreign funding to civil society organisations, both domestic and international.

In some cases, these governments banned overseas funding for local actors outright, while in other instances, they imposed new rules restricting which locally-operating non-governmental organisations could receive aid, and for what purpose.

Both activists and experts have been sounding the alarm about efforts to roll back civil society, and new research, recently published in the journal World Development, sheds light on the crackdown’s triggers and possible remedies.

To read the article titled, “What drives the crackdown on NGOs, and how can it be stopped?,” click here

Source: 
opendemocracy.net

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