Civil society collaborations in India

Project: Staff

Project Details


Civil society organizations (CSOs) are embedded within particular contexts and relationships which they navigate to shape their roles. In our research project, we explore the implications of this for CSOs’ role as ‘voices of the people’ that can contribute to inclusive development. We zoom in on three key dimensions of this question. Each of these is fundamental to civil society’s role: collaboration, representation and state-CSO interactions. From these three angles, our project advances an understanding of CSOs’ role as relational, dynamic and contextualized.
The puzzle guiding this research project has been: How to facilitate a greater leading role for Southern CSOs in collaborations with Northern CSOs and donors?
Effective start/end date15/12/1715/08/19