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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Kazakhstan develops new rules for issuing grants to NGOs

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Within the framework of implementing the fourth direction “Identity and Unity” of the Plan of the Nation 100 concrete steps, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Society is working to improve the legislation regulating the activities of nongovernmental organizations.

At today’s press conference in the Government, Minister of Religious Affairs and Civil Society Nurlan Yermekbayev spoke about the work being carried out by the department on implementing the fourth direction “Identity and Unity” of the Plan of the Nation “100 Concrete Steps to Implement Five Institutional Reforms”.

In order to implement the 87 step, in 2016 a bill “On Amendments to Legislative Acts Regarding Activities of NonProfit Organizations” was developed. It provides for the norms of mandatory participation of citizens in the formation and evaluation of state social orders.

In addition, to date, the Ministry is working to improve and simplify the rules for issuing grants to NGOs. Also, the list of grant areas and sources of the grant fund’s funding are expanding.

The Minister added that in 2016, thanks to grants, 11 projects were implemented amounting to 208 million tenge. And all these projects were practically applied.

In 2017, the total amount of grants has been increased almost 3 times up to 588 million tenge. Subjects are expanded to take into account the proposals of NGOs. This year it is planned to implement 55 projects. To date, 41 grants have been awarded, and contracts for 14 more projects are being concluded.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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