Civil Society Sub-group
Ms. Stephanie Carette, Programme manager - Civil society and gender, EU Delegation
Ms. Beate Kramer, Third Secretary Development Affairs and Humanitarian Aid, German Embassy
Tracking Trends in Ethiopian Civil Society
Tracking Trends in Ethiopian Civil Society (TECS) helps to monitor and research emerging issues, changes and trends in the civil society sector, including those arising from the implementation, enforcement and impact of the Proclamation on Charities and Societies in order to inform constructive evidence-based dialogue among stakeholders and particularly for civil society to support national development goals.
The Tracking Trends in Ethiopia’s Civil Society Project (TECS) is an initiative of the Civil Society Sub Group (CSSG) of the Development Assistance Group.
The Federal Law – the Proclamation on Charities and Societies (PCS) - was published on February 13th 2009. It established a new legal framework for the registration and monitoring of specific categories of civil society organisations.A new Charities and Societies Agency (ChSA) was set up and tasked with taking forward implementation of the PCS.The Agency has responsibility for registering and supervising charities, societies, charitable endowments and charitable trusts.
At the High Level Forum it was agreed that joint periodic reviews of the impact of the law should take place. In order to establish a robust evidence based and constructive dialogue, it was decided to develop a project that will follow on the developments of the sector and enhance Implementation of the Proclamation. As a result, a Joint Project Memorandum was prepared by the Civil Society Sub Group to be the basis for the TECS project.
The TECS Project
The project impact is: “An enabling environment in which CSOs’ contribution to the achievement of Ethiopia’s development goals is maximised”.
The project outcome is: “Evidence-based dialogue concerning civil society’s role, contribution and impact that informs policy and programming decisions of Government, the civil society sector and development partners”.
The four project outputs are:
- Output 1: Information and understanding of civil society issues and challenges gathered and disseminated;
- Output 2: Quality policy research and analysis on the civil society sector undertaken;
- Output 3: Support provided to CSSG and CSO advocacy based on research findings and emerging issues
- Output 4: Capacity building delivered for Charities and Societies Agency and civil society.
TECS Policy Briefs
TECS Information Bulletins