Civicus is a global alliance of over 4,500 civil society organisations spread across more than 175 countries. With increasing attacks on community groups, NGOs, charities and other civil society organisations across the world, Civicus needed a way to document the global pattern of repression, aggregating data from their members to pull together a picture of a complex global trend.
Working closely with Civicus to understand their needs, we were able to balance a complex research and scoring process that aggregates data from sources around the world with a strong design and development process. The result is an easy to manage pipeline for data input with a rock-solid data trail that results in a scoring of countries, reflected in a beautiful visualisation presenting headlines, data, and rich media content seamlessly. Central to the work of Civicus in addressing civil society space, the Monitor provides a simple front-end experience that empowers activists and journalists around the world by putting the information they need at their fingertips.
The Monitor has become one of the flagship projects of the Civicus alliance. With thousands of records sorted and displayed, the Monitor is a continuously growing tool for research, activism, and advocacy.