51 / 2020
Joan Lacomba, Mourad Aboussi

Migration and Development Organizations: The Diversification of Civil Society in Spain

The conjunction between the last few decades’ public policy changes and the impact of the growth of immigration in Spain has had a transformative effect on the third sector. The government trend toward outsourcing the management of international development cooperation programs and social services has shifted much of the state’s responsibility onto the shoulders of civil society organizations. The context has subjected them to tensions and changes in the way they take action and the way they are organized. This article, based on two research projects, explores the adaptations and new forms of relationships among the main actors involved in the field of migration and development.KEY WORDS: Spain, civil society, immigration, NGDO, associations, public policies