Manushya Foundation in collaboration with USAID, FHI360 and ICNL wrote Thailand's 2019 CSO Sustainability Index Report, reviewing the strength and overall viability of civil society actors in the country. With the participation of community leaders, CSO experts, and development partners, the report found that CSOs' sustainability in Thailand has deteriorated from 2018 to 2019, in all the following 7 dimensions: legal environment, organizational capacity, financial viability, advocacy, service provision, sectoral infrastructure and public image. The decrease of Thailand's CSO Sustainability Index is the result of civic space shrinking, proving that CSOs in Thailand evolve in an environment of fear and repression. As Thailand is not a real democracy, the respect and protection of human rights are far from being achieved.


About the project: The CSOSI Sustainability Index project is funded by USAID, and implemented by FHI360 in partnership with ICNL and it assesses the sustainability of CSO sectors in countries around the world. Manushya Foundation is the implementating partner for the 2019 CSOSI report of Thailand. The report is largely based on input provided by civil society experts, including experts from INGOs, CSOs, CBOs, grassroots, and human rights defenders.


Founded in 2017, Manushya Foundation serves as a bridge to engage, mobilise, and empower agents of change by: connecting humans through inclusive coalition building and; by developing strategies focused at placing local communities’ voices in the centre of human rights advocacy and domestic implementation of international human rights obligations and standards.


Manushya Foundation strengthens the solidarity and capacity of communities and grassroots to ensure they can constructively raise their own concerns and provide solutions in order to improve their livelihoods and the human rights situation on the ground.

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