Brazil enjoys a relatively free environment for civil society organizations, but non-profit organizations still face enormous challenges to develop a strong and autonomous sector. Some of these relate to the complexity of the social and environmental issues faced – sharply aggravated by a context marked by great inequalities. In addition, Brazil has not been able to address long-term gaps in the civil society regulatory environment, particularly regarding fiscal regulation.
Earlier this year, GIFE established a new advocacy area dedicated to address regulatory issues that could contribute to the economic sustainability of civil society organizations. It focuses on four main agendas:
- Implementation of recently approved legislation that establishes rules for partnerships between public administration and civil society organizations at federal, state and municipal levels