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CIVICUS is a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. We were established in 1993 and since 2002 have been proudly headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with additional hubs across the globe. We are a membership alliance with more than 4,000 members in more than 175 countries. Our definition of civil society is broad and covers non-governmental organisations, activists, civil society coalitions and networks, protest and social movements, voluntary bodies, campaigning organisations, charities, faith-based groups, trade unions and philanthropic foundations. Our membership is diverse, spanning a wide range of issues, sizes and organisation types.

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Implementation Schedule


Organisations / agencies covered

Initially, CIVICUS will report only on its Dutch MFA grant. Going forward, however, the intention is to cover 100% of CIVICUS' development flows.

Timeliness of Data


Frequency of publication

Not specified

Frequency of publication (extra comments)


Units of Aid

Within each Strategic Goal, there are different Clusters contributing to that Goal with activities and sub-activities. These are defined by projects, programmes and campaigns. IATI publishing will be at the activity level.

Segmentation of Published Data

CIVICUS will publish its IATI data in one coherent file for the whole alliance.

Data Definitions and References

Based on our data and configuration on DevResults and CIVICUS' accounting software.

Field Exclusions


Record Exclusions

CIVICUS’ Privacy Policy explains the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when people use CIVICUS’ services and the choices one has associated with that data. This policy was recently updated in May 2018 to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Since then, CIVICUS also has a designated email address ( for all matters in this regard, e.g. requests to be removed from any email list that one may have subscribed to. In 2016-2017, several Crisis Response Fund (CRF) grantees, CIVICUS Monitor partners, and Innovation for Change members have requested anonymity which CIVICUS adheres to. For example, CRF documents were moved to a more secure online cloud service. The protection of members, stakeholders, staff and activists is crucial to CIVICUS’ accountability. In this regard, CIVICUS is currently developing a new Data Management Policy and CIVICUS’ new CRM is GDPR-compliant and only tracks information that is necessary.



Other Constraints


Data Quality


User Interface


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