Round 3, July 2017.                                                                                                     العربية

Local Councils of Syria

Amount of influence in the life of Syria

20 local, regional, and international organizations most influential in the life of Syria (prime actors) named and ranked the Local Councils of Syria according to their influence. In the chart below, the left column ranks prime actors, from most influential (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).

Commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria

More prime actors assess the Local Councils of Syria as "Core" than any other category. A prime actor assessed as Core is seen as wholly committed to inclusive nationalism for Syria. This is the mission of the organization.

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Peer assessment of the Local Council of Syria's importance in the life of Syria

Round 3 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):

        "Used to have influence in early revolution by documenting violations.” (230713)

      "The prime form of governance in Opposition held areas. Model to build on for the rest of Syria. They are anchors of civilization. They can be prime tools for counter-terrorism by resourcing people so they don't have to resort to terrorist groups.” (233911)

     "Most of the members are corrupt. They are not fit to be part of the transition.” (233881)

Round 2 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):

   “Since the government is absent these councils were formed to help people and provide all the services they can. Usually they are financed by the international community.” (221641)

   “They are a sign society is still breathing. The only downside is that they are controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood. The people have a lot of hopes in the local councils.” (220291)

   “They are replacing the government. They offer a lot of types of services, like water, food, survival needs. In the north it is a very successful idea. They even have some agreements signed with France. They are the only opposition to the Islamists and Jihadist. There is a conflict between the councils, al-Nusra, and Arhal Al Sham. Each has their own future policy and wants legal authority.” (223881)

   “They do civil work directly with people, They will be part of Syria's future.” (221641)

   “They are the main providers of basic resources in their areas.” (223911)

Round 1 statements (Jan. 2016 - May 2016):

   “Supported by Qatar, United States, Turkey.” (215261)

   “Appealing to those who believe the military should not get involved with local government. That's most Syrians.” (212041)

  “Provisional council oversees local councils.” (215261)