Over the past four years, CSIS has published more than 10 reports, both thematic and country-focused, to identify new programmatic models, broaden domestic constituencies, strengthen transnational solidarity, and align security and civic space. In addition to problem analyses, the reports provide examples and policy recommendations aimed at governments, donors, and INGOs as well as national and local CSOs on how to push back against closing civic space. The suite of iCon reports provides a depth of insight and ideas, not fully captured in this brief, which readers can draw on to inform their analysis. This brief consolidates key lessons from iCon’s invaluable research, with a focus on building CSO legitimacy and resilience. Read more here.