During political transitions, activists sometimes have an opportunity to “cross over” into government so they can advance democratic reform from within as elected or appointed officials. What do they need to know? How do they prepare themselves for shifting from civil society activism to governance? By sharing experiences and knowledge, the Crossover Initiative empowers activists who are entering, or have recently entered, government in overcoming challenges they face.

The Crossover Initiative Report

The World Movement for Democracy interviewed dozens of those who have crossed over from civil society to government. The report, “Crossover: Shifting from Civil Society Activism to Politics,” summarizes the challenges they faced, the strategies they developed, and the lessons they learned while in government.

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