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Users' Guide to Civil Society Assessments

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This Users’ Guide provides extensive guidance for users of civil society assessments, illustrated with specific examples. It includes a source guide of currently available civil society assessment methods, including, for each of them, a snapshot of its methodology, some details of its content, the implications for its use and an outline of its strengths and weaknesses. The Guide also presents information from assessments that have already been implemented and published.
This inventory of civil society assessment tools and methodologies can serve as a resource that can be drawn on for developing new assessment tools or adapting existing assessment approaches to users’ specific contexts.
The Guide prepares users to inform themselves about the nature of civil society assessment and conduct assessments of their own.