NGO sustainability

The NGO Sustainability Index for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia is a tool used by USAID’s Bureau for Europe and Eurasia to study the strength and overall viability of NGO sectors in each country in the region, from the Baltics to Central Asia.

The annual NGO Sustainability Index is the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia’s premier instrument for gauging the strength and continued viability of the region’s NGO sectors. The Index analyses seven different dimensions of the NGO sector: legal environment, organizational capacity, financial viability, advocacy, public image, service provision, and NGO infrastructure.

Taken together, these dimensions provide a basic description of what a sustainable NGO sector should look like. Individually, these dimensions provide Missions, implementing partners and other international donors with a reasonable measure of impact over time, and a basis for identifying both needs and opportunities in a strategic planning process.

NENO has been helding expert panels for Estonian index for years. According to the index Estonian NGOs are usually most sustainable of all measured countries.

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