Ninety-six (96) local, regional, and international organizations and entities (prime actors) have been identified as influential in the life of Syria. In the chart below, the left column ranks the prime actors from most influential in shaping the life in Syria (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).
The chart also shows the classification of prime actors into five stances indicating the actor's support and contribution to inclusive nationalism for Syria, starting from the most committed (Core) to the least committed (Saboteur).
Amount of influence of the Syria Forum in the life of Syria, and its commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria.
25 prime actors participated in the following:
- Determining the rank of the Syria Forum according to the amount of its influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, the Syria Forum ranked 62nd most influential prime actor.
- Assessing and classifying the Syria Forum according to its commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria (also indicated in the same row by the colored rectangle). Of the 25 prime actors who participated in the assessments, more agreed that the Syria Forum falls under the category of 'Opportunistic'. A prime actor assessed as Opportunistic is seen as willing to build a sovereign, stable, inclusive, and developing Syria, but only when it serves its own interests.
In response to the question, “How is the Syria Forum important in the life of Syria?”
Round 2 participants stated (Aug. 2016 - Oct. 2017):
“They supported the revolution in 2014 and 2015. They tried to place Ghitto as head of the interim government, but he lost support. The majority of their funding is from Qatar. They do have two centers for research and five humanitarian organizations in the north of Syria.” (223881)
“They support a lot of humanitarian work and local councils.” (221951)
Round 1 participants stated (Jan. 2016 - May 2016):
“They have a budget of about $300M and media training. They have the full support of Turkey and Qatar.” (215261)
“They are laying the groundwork for political movement in the right way, setting up Internet access and jobs.” (215261).