The 2011 year’s Index covers four new countries: Botswana, Malawi, Gambia, and Zambia.
The CSO Sustainability Index for Sub-Saharan Africa complements the long-standing CSO Sustainability Index for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, the fifteenth edition of which was published in June 2012.
Given the increasing prominence of civil society and its role in development, the Index expanded into two new regions in 2011.
The first editions of the CSO Sustainability Index for the Middle East and North Africa and the CSOSustainability Indexes for Afghanistan and Pakistan were published in July 2012, bringing the total number of
countries covered by CSOSI reports to sixty-one.
The CSOSI highlights both advances and setbacks in CSO sector sustainability, and allows for comparisons across countries and sub-regions over time. The Index is a useful source of information for local CSOs, governments, donors, academics, and others to better understand and monitor key aspects of sustainability of the CSO sector.