NGOs in BiH Work in Harsh Environment

Sustainability index for CSOs in middle and eastern Europe has followed civil society development trends in 29 countries in the past 17 years. The current issue analyses civil society development in 2013 and shows a worsened state than in 2012.    



CSO sustainability index is a tool measuring NGO sustainability and is a work and working conditions evaluation tool for NGOs. Last year’s index identified the working environment of NGOs in BiH as harsh. Collaboration with the government sector and involvement in decision taking are feeble, stated Institute for Youth Development KULT Executive Director – Jasmin Beši?.


2013 saw new and enhanced trends initiated with civil society, demanding their voices to be heard until the adoption of a new legislation regulating faster, or providing new opportunities for the civil society until mechanisms institutionalising civic involvement in policy development are adopted. Although it is a long journey to sustainability for the civil society in the region, it is still building up and growing in many countries of the region.   

You may read the full report on the CSO sustainability index for central and eastern Europe and the Eurasia region HERE .


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