The Civil Society Index (CSI) team is pleased to report that, with 2010 looming on the horizon, research data from many of the countries implementing the CSI is starting to flow in.
The second phase of the CSI project, which began in earnest with trainings of CSI partners in September 2008, is now thirteen months old. With CSI partners around the globe working to individual timelines and facing very different challenges in funding and research, the pace of implementation has varied. Nevertheless, the CSI secretariat has now received from partners:
- 21 analysed sets of population survey data
- 11 analysed sets of organisational survey data
- 11 analysed sets of external perceptions survey data
- 9 completed case studies
- 9 completed ‘diamonds’ (visual representations of the complete set of quantitative data)
Certain countries have raced far ahead with implementing the CSI. Both Turkey and Uruguay have already held their National Workshop, a later stage in the process in which partners launch their research to a wider national audience, encourage discussion around the findings and support the formulation of an action plan to strengthen civil society. Russia will hold their national workshop this coming Friday, 11 December 2009.
With the amount of received data expected to grow rapidly in the coming weeks, the CSI team is delighted with all the hard work and progress so far, and urges partners to continue working as energetically as they have been during this exciting phase of the project.