2013 State of Civil Society Report full pdf

Creating an enabling environment

CIVICUS is an international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world.

This is the second edition of the State of Civil Society report produced by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation.
The 2013 State of Civil Society report draws from nearly 50 contributions made by people active in civil society all over the world – from CIVICUS members, friends, partners, supporters and others in the CIVICUS alliance. They contributed 31 new pieces of analysis and thinking on the state of civil society. The analysis also benefits from 16 responses to a questionnaire from national civil society platforms that are members of either CIVICUS Affinity Group of National Associations (AGNA), or the International Forum of National NGO Platforms (IFP). Together, their contributions, published at, form the full report. This summary report is a synthesis of perspectives.

These contributions offer a body of critical, cutting edge thinking about the changing state of contemporary civil society.