CSO SUSTAINABILITY INDEX REPORT
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.