Health systems in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

New data from provides insights on health systems in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, North Macedonia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan 10-01-2022 Published by WHO Europe WHO/Europe and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies have launched a new series of reports that provide key information and data on health systems in non-European Union (EU) countries of the WHO …

Kazakhstan copies Russia’s attacks on civil society

Russia’s foreign agent law ricochets around Kazakhstan  Published by Eurasianet Zholdas Orisbayev Jan 5, 2022 Dariga Nazarbayeva with some fans (government handout)  Dariga Nazarbayeva, the powerful daughter of Kazakhstan’s former strongman, is well-known for her sharp tongue.  But last month the lawmaker was just channeling the authoritarian zeitgeist when she dismissed a persistent reporter as a “foreign agent” – …

Strategy approved for rehabilitation of disabled people up to 2025

A strategy for the development of a rehabilitation system for people with disabilities up to 2025 approved 29.12.2021 The aim of this strategy is to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities which has been approved by Russia’s Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin. As a result of this initiative, at least 95% of disabled …

Developments in social care 2021-2022

What changes took place in the social sector this year and what measures are planned for 2022 29.12.2021 Inspections of Pyscho-Neurological Residential Institutions (PNRIs), electronic certificates for people with disabilities and hospital care programmes that occurred during 2021, together with plans for next year, were discussed at a meeting of the Russian Federation’s Council on …

More than 270,000 CSO staff paid for non-working days

More than 270,000 CSO employees receive financial support for non-working days 27.12.2021 Subsidies based on one minimum wage (12,792 roubles) per employee have been awarded. Tatyana Ilyushnikova, Deputy First Minister of Economic Development, stated that 2.38 million SME and SONGO employees have received compensation for non-working days totalling around 30.5 billion roubles. According to Ilyushnikova, …

How to involve students in CSO activities

To what extent can universities help in the development of the non-profit sector and what practicexperience adds to the professionalisation of students. 22/12/2021 On 21 December, a conference was held at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) on the topic of “Interaction between universities and non-profit organizations: experience, practice, technologies, prospects”. …

How CSOs and business in Russia can cooperate

Зачем НКО искать стартапы и как привлекать к работе региональный бизнес. 22.12.2021 С 19 по 20 декабря в Москве в Центре «Благосфера» прошла межрегиональная конференция «Благотворительность в провинциальной России: больше чем партнеры«. Ее организовал Благотворительный фонд развития сообщества «Гарант». В будущее с ошибками Что ждет благотворительность, поговорили на иммерсивном паблик-токе, открывшем конференцию. Участники, представители региональных …

How Russians’ attitudes towards CSOs are changing

What do the statistics say about the attitude of the public towards the non-profit sector and is there a dynamic in it? 22/12/2021 On 22 December, an online discussion was held on “Attitudes towards CSOs and civic practices: what has changed in the perception of citizens in 2021?” The results of the study were presented …

Kyrgyzstan: Rights still on hold for disabled citizens

A key convention was ratified after eight years, but political will and finances are thwarting implementation Published by Eurasianet  Aigerim Turgunbaeva Dec 21, 2021 (photo: UNDP) Ziyagul Ismailova is well placed to judge the progress Kyrgyzstan has made expanding rights and services to its disabled citizens since independence. She was just 10 years old in 1991 …

Since 2020 fewer migrants have come to Russia

In 2020 594,100 people arrived in the country, mainly from Ukraine, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. 20/12/2021 A project “To be precise” by the Help Needed Foundation has updated data from the 2020 migration survey. Compared to 2019, the number of arrivals of migrants has decreased significantly. And it turned out to be the lowest for the …