Research Reports

Towards A New Approach to Address Drug Trafficking
June 8, 2018

Towards A New Approach to Address Drug Trafficking

West Africa remains a significant hub for the global drug trade. This poses a long-term threat to human security, rule …

Research Fellowship Report by Abah Danladi
April 20, 2018

Research Fellowship Report by Abah Danladi

African philanthropy is a field that still needs further probing (…) Africa still needs more research and studies that track …

Research Report By Solomon Kofi Amoah
February 8, 2018

Research Report By Solomon Kofi Amoah

Since the 1990s, there has been an evolving debate on CSOs’ governance and accountability around the world (Carothers, 1999, p.19; …

Civil Society and Development in West Africa
October 28, 2015

Civil Society and Development in West Africa

In the wake of the “Jasmine Revolution” which convulsed large parts of the Arab world in the spring of 2011, …

The State of CSOs Sustainability in Ghana
March 27, 2015

The State of CSOs Sustainability in Ghana

This study was commissioned by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) to explore the status of civil society (CS) …

Regionalising African Civil Societies: Lessons, Opportunities and Constraints
February 2, 2015

Regionalising African Civil Societies: Lessons, Opportunities and Constraints

In this new approach, civil society organisations (CSOs) are recognised as important actors on the regional political playing field. It …

Benin CSI-RA Report
January 28, 2015

Benin CSI-RA Report

The existence of an active civil society, able to constructively contribute to development policies and initiatives, is essential to the …

Liberia CSI-RA Report
June 28, 2014

Liberia CSI-RA Report

Liberia has celebrated ten years of uninterrupted peace since the parties to its long-running conflict signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement …

Sierra Leone CSI-RA Report
February 28, 2014

Sierra Leone CSI-RA Report

A number of studies supported by international development agencies have assessed the quality and vitality of civil society in Sierra …

Nigeria CSI-RA Report
January 5, 2014

Nigeria CSI-RA Report

The last 20 years have seen significant growth in the number of CSOs in Nigeria, as evidenced by a rising …