Since the start of the new political situation it has been observed that the new authorities have turned to the civil society to incorporate their pictures to the public function. This phenomenon supposes a profound challenge for the sector, since the migration of its leaders consequently carries out the decapitalization in terms of knowledge and social capital acquired during the years of management in the sector.
In response to this phenomenon, RACI conducted a mapping of the issue, made up of both primary and secondary information. The results revealed that among the positive effects of this great migration are the possibility to have contacts, already known, of civil society organizations in the public administration and, at the same time, the opportunity to generate a greater impact on different problems that the organizations work with. As far as negative effects, the loss of the “know how” and the necessity to quickly engage with new leaders is emphasized.
To complement the study made by RACI, the network invited Megan Haddok, Manager of international research projects for the Center of Civil Society Studies of Johns Hopkins University in the United States. Megan provided data about major global myths that circulate in civil society and which opportunities are for the sector in the world, as in Argentina specifically.