A thriving local civil society is fundamental to sustainable development, and locally-led and owned development also offers legitimacy and value for money. Yet few of the resources allocated for development efforts are currently directly managed by Southern CSOs. This under-resourcing hampers efforts to build a resilient and future-fit sector.
The current system has led to many, such as Civicus, calling for a faster transition of power into the hands of those closest to the issues.
In recent years, many donors have increased efforts to fund Southern civil society directly, but substantial challenges remain. Meanwhile, international CSOs - including many Bond members - have begun to explore how they can better facilitate a shift of power and money to the South.
Bond’s Future Funding programme brings together donors and global civil society to promote this shared agenda, with practical steps to help manage this critical transition.
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