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Finn Heinrich

Analysis Finn Heinrich 1 December 2007

Reflecting on civil society worldwide

In the late 1990s, when CIVICUS designed its Civil Society Index (CSI), there was a lot of hype around the term ‘civil society’ and its alleged powers to curb corruption and authoritarian governance and to …

Special feature Finn Heinrich 1 March 2004

CIVICUS civil society index – Strengthening civil society’s infrastructure

Over the last decade, donors have been increasingly recognizing the need for programmes to strengthen civil society. What has been missing, however, is a tool to gauge the current situation and specific needs of civil …