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Legislative Overview for Financial Sustainability for Civil Society in Central Asia

This Overview highlights the legislative opportunities and constraints affecting the financial sustainability of civil society organizations. It also offers a comparative approach, allowing readers to use examples from several countries and apply them to their practice. Moreover, the Overview provides information that can be used to improve civil society-related legislation across the region and is meant to be particularly useful for specialists, civil society representatives, government agencies, and parliamentarians. Find the full analysis here (in Russian).

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Recommendations on Uzbek Draft Foreign Funding Regulation

On July 18, 2023, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan posted for public discussion the Draft Resolution on Measures for Further Support of Social Partnership and International Cooperation in the Implementation of Socially Beneficial Programs and Projects by Nongovernmental Noncommercial Organizations (Draft Resolution). The Draft Resolution establishes a new procedure for the approval of funds and property acquired from foreign sources by Uzbekistani CSOs. Although the Draft Resolution eliminates contradictions and simplifies the procedure for approval of funds received by CSOs, the overall process for CSOs’ receipt of foreign funds remains complicated and it fails to ensure the implementation of standards under Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendation 8. Find the full analysis here.

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Analysis of Uzbek Law on Transparency

This article examines the legislation on the openness of activities of state organs in Uzbekistan. The publication reviews the implementation and enforcement of the law in depth.