Merrill Sovner

Merrill Sovner is a PhD candidate in political science and a research fellow at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She previously worked on programs of the Open Society Foundations as well as evaluations at the Atlantic Philanthropies.

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Sustaining civil society: learning from legacies of long-term funding

By: Merrill Sovner & Barry Gaberman & William Moody
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The project of developing civil society organizations that keep the government in check and nurture democratic practices and values is a multi-generational effort.

How new data can—and can’t—support academic research

By: Merrill Sovner

Human rights practitioners and researchers often ask very different questions when collecting data—how can we bridge these gaps?