The Global Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Civil Society Organizations

Side Event to the 48th Commission for Social Development

+++POSTPONED due to inclement weather+++

New date: Friday, February 12th, 1:15pm – 2.45pm
Church Center for the United Nations, New York
The food, environmental and economic crises have challenged civil society organizations (CSOs) and the communities they serve. A broad-based survey was undertaken in 2009, financially supported by the United Nations Secretariat, that measured the impact of the crises on the operating capacity of CSOs around the world and their expectations as they look ahead. This study examines the current situation of CSOs as indicated by responses from 640 civil society organizations worldwide. It also asks what strategies they are undertaking to cope with a drop in revenue and how they plan to strengthen social-service delivery capacities of CSOs during crisis periods.

Program

Executive Summary: “The Global Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Civil Society Organizations and Their Constituencies”

UN Inter Press Service (IPS) Article – “Grassroots Aid Groups Struggle to Stay Afloat”

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