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Government considers the bill on improving the state social procurement

by May 23, 2017 Key Issues

The Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev considered the draft Law On Amendments and Additions to Some Legislative Acts on the Activities of Non-Profit Organizations.

Minister of Religious Affairs and Civil Society Nurlan Yermekbayev reported that the bill aims at improving the state social service procurement, the existing mechanism of which has been operating for more than 10 years. It is proposed to define a single approach to the process of forming state social procurement on the basis of studying and analyzing the needs of target groups, NGO proposals, and to ensure transparency in implementing social projects.

It is planned to introduce the process of assessing procurement results, which will allow identifying a project’s efficiency and determining the degree of population’s satisfaction with the quality of services. Unified requirements will be introduced to the quality, conditions, content, and criteria for assessing the quality of service provision within the framework of state social procurement. The Ministry together with NGOs proposes 6 types of standards.

Another block of amendments to the bill concerns the optimization of the list of NGOs that provide information to authorized bodies.

Currently, all non-profit organizations, and there are more than 50 thousand of them, are required to annually report to the Ministry. Introduction of this norm will reduce their number 2.5 times, � N. Yermekbayev noted.

The bill was discussed at various dialogue platforms of the Ministry with participation of NGOs, experts, international organizations. Adoption of the relevant law will increase the level of public participation in solving social issues, the confidence of citizens in the conducted state policy.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan