The Importance of Ensuring an Enabling Environment for Civil Society as it Relates to the Sustainable Development Goals

In December 2016, the Community of Democracies engaged PartnersGlobal to develop the study to address the linkage between an enabling environment for civil society and the successful realization of the SDGs, particularly SDG16.

This study was commissioned specifically by the Community of Democracies’ Working Group on Enabling and Protecting Civil Society to help strengthen its advocacy work on civil society space, and in support of the Community of Democracies’ priority around the same issue.

The objective of the study was to explore the links between an enabling environment for civil society, sustainable economic and social development, and the fulfilment of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.