Deborah Doane is Director of the Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society. She has been a civil society leader for over 20 years, including as Director of the World Development Movement and founder and Director of the Corporate Responsibility Coalition of 120 NGOs. She writes and speaks regularly on civil society and development issues.
NGOs are adapting to closing space when they must push back
Most development and funding organizations are adapting to shrinking space rather than challenging it, but is this trend inevitable?