This strategic review was produced through a consultative process between the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, the Resilience Fund’s Advisory Council and the Fund’s principal funder – the Government of Norway, to cover the first phase (2019–2021) of the Resilience Fund.
This review assesses and analyzes the impact that the Fund has had on civil society. The impacts of the Fund in local communities around the world vary widely according to circumstances and are difficult to aggregate but, taken together, the reporting and feedback from grantees indicate that the Fund is adding value at the local level.
This review looks at lessons learned in the first two years of the Fund, and what can be done to renew the Fund’s strategy for its next phase (from 2022) with a suggested focus on five pillars. These can be summarized as follows:
- Continue to sustain the flexible, personal and tailored approach of the Fund
- Enhance the Fund’s global networking and engagement model
- Diversify the funding and support base
- Enhance systems for measuring and demonstrating the Fund’s impact
- Integrate security and safety support for grantees as a core of the Fund as they deal with the violence and threats associated with organized crime and criminal governance