As the report’s overview section makes clear, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated, accelerated and further exposed crucial global challenges that came to the fore in 2019: restricted civic and democratic freedoms, economic policies that fail most people, widespread exclusion, limited international cooperation and a failure to follow the science and act on the global emergency of climate change.
The report calls for civil society to be recognised as crucial partners in the struggle to build a better post-pandemic world. It suggests that the experiences of civil society strategies deployed and many successes won in 2019, as detailed in the report’s pages, can guide a way out of the crisis and help resolve the profound economic, social and political problems that preceded the pandemic.
Our Changing World
State of Civic Space in Your Country
CIVICUS Monitor provides overview and rating of civic space at the national and regional level in 196 countries and territories. It is based on empirical evidence and provides close to real-time data. See how civic rights are being protected or violated in your country.