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Exploratory study on impact of Covid-19 related measures on the civic space concluded16.09.2022

Med Dialogue has completed an exploratory study on the Covid-19 repercussions on the civic space. The research, which focused in particular on the situation in Tunisia and Lebanon and was conducted between January and June 2022, examined how the measures adopted by state and non-state actors since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in the first quarter of 2020 have affected different types of civil society actors. 

The research methodology was inspired by a civil society space assessment approach developed by European Partnership for Democracy, with the support of elbarlament: the Democratic Institutions for a Conducive Environment for Civil Society (DICE).

168 civil society entities participated in the research survey, 27 key-informants were interviewed, and a focus group was carried out to discuss the findings about the state of civil society space, and what CSOs, international donors and others can do to defend or promote civic space, especially in Tunisia and Lebanon.

Please find here the executive summary displaying the main conclusions and recommendations.

For more information on the study, please contact karama.habli@particip.com 

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