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Civil society building

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Abstract: In Hivos’ vision, strengthening civil society is at the core of social transformation. Over the last 15 years, Hivos has defined its strategy in this respect as ‘civil society building’ (CSB). ‘Building’, though, does not mean working towards a clearly-defined end situation, or following a single, standard ‘construction plan’, and also not imposing these methods and formats from outside. The main drive is to facilitate or enable endogenous processes of association among citizens in the South and linking and mobilising support for these processes at the global and national levels. The aim of this paper is to elaborate upon the general vision on CSB as described in Civil Voices, building on experiences, lessons learned and contextual changes over the last five years. The paper provides the main guiding principles for Hivos policy in this domain, without going into detail at the level of specific (sub-) programmes.
Series Title: Hivos Vision Paper
Corporate author(s): Hivos
Category: Policy
Keywords: civil society , development policy , social development
Language: eng
Organization: Hivos – Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation
PAGE: [15]
Place: [The Hague]
Publisher: Hivos
Year: 2008
Right: © 2008 Hivos
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Title: Civil society building