Cross-Border Funding

This portal includes materials examining the international funding of civil society organizations (CSOs).

Reports and Publications
UN Documents

A Difference in Approach: Comparing the US Foreign Agents Registration Act with Other Laws Targeting Internationally Funded Civil Society

Governments targeting internationally funded civil society organizations often claim they have modeled their legislation on the US Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). This article published by ICNL addresses the critical ways in which FARA differs from legislation drafted in other countries.
   

Aid Barriers and the Rise of Philanthropic Protectionism

Around the world, countries are burdening the ability of civil society organizations to receive cross-border philanthropy. This article by Douglas Rutzen presents the macropolitical context underlying these restrictions. It then categorizes constraints, summarizes governmental justifications, and analyzes restrictions under international law. The final section summarizes conclusions and areas for further scholarship.

 

Reports and Publications

UN Documents