This Legislative Overview examines the regulation of civil society organizations’ key sources of income and the important legal factors that impact their financial sustainability in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Key funding sources include assistance from private sources (local and foreign), state funding, and income from the organization, such as membership and admission fees and business income. Tax legislation and volunteering regulations also heavily influence civil society organizations’ financial sustainability.
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.
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