For the seventh year in a row, the 2015 CSO Sustainability Index for Sub-Saharan Africa offers a snapshot of seven key dimensions affecting the sustainability of CSO sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa-legal environment, organizational capacity, financial viability, advocacy, service provision, infrastructure, and public image. The index reflects a complex, rapidly changing region, where CSOs make vital contributions in areas such as advocacy and service provision but face daunting hurdles, especially in their financial viability and relations with non-supportive or hostile governments.
The Uganda chapter highlights mixed development in the legal environment-successes of NGO Act 2016, deteriorated CSO organizational capacity, significant improvement in CSO advocacy efforts and an improvement in public knowledge and trust of CSOs, low financial viability-continued dependence on external financing for the sector among others. We hope this Index provides a useful record of the achievements and challenges of the CSO sector in 2015 and provides some reference points for its development in the years to come.
The report can be found at the link below: