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Civil Society Innovation Index

    Description

    CSOs in Central Asia have a hard time self-assessing their level of innovation because there are currently no tools available for such assessment. In fact there are no indexes or studies to reflect on the use of innovation by civil society in any region, country or sector. There are few tools on which such an index could be based. Capacity development to increase the use of innovation, which is crucial to CSO sustainability and effectiveness, is mostly based on qualitative judgments that are often ad-hoc.

    Challenge

    CSOs in Central Asia have a hard time self-assessing their level of innovation because there are currently no tools available for such assessment. In fact there are no indexes or studies to reflect on the use of innovation by civil society in any region, country or sector. There are few tools on which such an index could be based. Capacity development to increase the use of innovation, which is crucial to CSO sustainability and effectiveness, is mostly based on qualitative judgments that are often ad-hoc.

    Why is this Innovative?

    The output is a simple, online, localized, accessible self-assessment website, along with an online research handbook for researchers studying innovation in CSOs.

    Year Completed
    2019
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