The panel will look into the role of civil society in promoting transition resilience in the EBRD region. Transition is not a linear process and there have been setbacks and reversals along the way. A well-functioning market economy needs ‘shock absorbers’ that can ensure broad support for market institutions during a downturn. Civil society, operating in the space between the public and private sectors, can play an important part in this.
“How can CSOs help to build and maintain constituencies in support of reform programmes and foster local ownership of transition reforms?”