The ICNL Alliance works throughout Eurasia. Our work focuses on the legal framework for civil society, the implementation of legislation, capacity-building, and cross-border initiatives. In addition, lawyers supported by ICNL have provided assistance to CSOs in the region.
Belarus: Since 1997, the ICNL Alliance has been working in Belarus to increase the capacity and effectiveness of lawyers specializing in assistance to CSOs and has been supporting the provision of legal assistance to hundreds of Belorussian organizations.
Central Asia: The ICNL Alliance has worked to foster an enabling legal and fiscal environment for civil society in Central Asia since 1997. Country-specific activities are tailored to meet the needs and challenges in each of the five countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. We also support cross-border activities that give local civil society organizations (CSOs) and lawyers the opportunity to exchange perspectives with colleagues in other countries. Program activities include providing technical assistance to civil society and government representatives, increasing the capacity of local partners, and bolstering the legal literacy of CSOs.
ICNL has completed a comparative overview of legislation in the Central Asian Republics. Read it here: Russian
The ICNL Alliance has developed and collected many primary and secondary legal research materials on topics related to civil society in Eurasia, including regional and country-specific documents.
Access our collection of resources, including materials in English, Russian, Azerbaijani, and Moldovan. You can use the Online Library in an English or Russian language interface.
NGO Sustainability Index for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia
The NGO Sustainability Index reports on the strength and overall viability of NGOs by analyzing seven different dimensions of the NGO sectors in each country in the region.
Civic Freedom Monitor
The ICNL Alliance produces country profile reports that provide an overview of key issues relating to the freedom of association and the NGO legal framework, with a focus on legal barriers affecting civil society. Civic Freedom Monitor reports are available for Belarus | OSCE | Russia | Tajikistan | Turkmenistan | Uzbekistan.
United States International Grantmaking Country Reports
The ICNL Alliance prepares reports describing the legal framework for nonprofit organizations to assist grantmakers and their advisors. View USIG reports for Russia.
Assessment of NGO Laws in Belarus
In this recent publication, the ICNL Alliance compares laws pertaining to NGOs in Belarus to international standards and best practices. The assessment examines the full range of NGO laws from the basic right to associate to taxation and government oversight. English | Russian
Assessment of NGO Laws in Azerbaijan
In this recent publication, the ICNL Alliance compares laws pertaining to NGOs in Azerbaijan to international standards and best practices. The assessment examines the full range of NGO laws from the basic right to associate to taxation and government oversight. English
Foreign Funding in Azerbaijan: Challenges and Perspectives
This article is intended to familiarize the reader with the regulation of foreign funding for non-governmental organizations in Azerbaijan and to help potential donors to better understand the legal framework for grant-making in Azerbaijan. English