Guidelines for Civil Society in Development Policy 2017
Strengthening civil societies in developing countries is an essential and integral element of Finnish development cooperation in its entirety. Civil societies provide opportunities for people to participate in and influence societal development and decision-making.
The new Guidelines for Civil Society in Development Policy are based on the Government Report on Development Policy (2016) as well as on the global SDGs. They provide guidance for Finland in its efforts to strengthen civil societies in developing countries. The document also steers the work of civil society actors that receive funding from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.