Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI)

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The USAID Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI) annually reports on the strength and overall viability of civil society in the various countries that it covers. In 1997, USAID published the first CSOSI focused on the Europe and Eurasia Region.


Dili Municipality


FH1360 and NGO Belun


July 2020 – December 2020

Partner Contact:

Eka Imerlishvili,

Email: (US) and

Luis Ximenes, (Timor-Leste)



USAID Contact:

Ana Guterres

Project Management Specialist



In 2020 Timor-Leste was included in the CSOSI joining 74 other countries. The CSOSI highlights advances and setbacks of civil society and allows for comparisons across countries and sub-regions over time.  USAID's implementer, FHI360 selected NGO Belun as the sub-implementor and trained their staff in CSOSI methodology. The CSOSI is an important tool for civil-society, governments, donors, academics, and others to understand and measure the sustainability of civil society and inform areas for investment. Timorese organizations also can use the CSOSI to advocate for improvements in the legal and regulatory enabling environment. The 2019 CSOSI is published in December 2020 and can be found here:

Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index
CSOSI Activity in Timor-Leste

Results To Be Achieved

  • Timor-Leste 2019 CSOSI Report


Last updated: February 22, 2021

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