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Five New Members Join the Alliance

We are excited to announce that the Alliance’s membership has recently welcomed five new members:

A New Tool to Measure Closing Space?

With the mounting concern around the “shrinking” of civic space in countries around the world, calls for recognizing and addressing the issue are multiplying.

A number of indices and indicators have been produced to assess elements of civic space. But there have also been calls for a “civic space index” to more fully capture trends across countries. What are the current measures, and how do they address the concept of civic space? Are they the research tools we need to help fight back against closing space?

If not, what more might be needed? How might new efforts complement existing tools? The Governance Data Alliance producers group discussed these and other questions at a workshop that took place on December 13, 2016.