In Kyrgyzstan, foreign funding is a major source of support for civil society organizations. However, in recent years it’s become harder to secure this funding. Kyrgyz organizations are trying to address this by reaching out to communities to develop new, local sources of fundraising. Experiences in many other countries have demonstrated that digital fundraising may provide for a new opportunity to reach potential local donors. In Kyrgyzstan, civil society organizations have several options for digital fundraising, including websites, SMS, crowdfunding platforms, e-wallets, and electronic payment kiosks. This ICNL report explains how each of these methods works, how they are regulated in Kyrgyzstan.
The report is available in Russian and English.