Kurmanjan Datka - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Parliament of Kyrgyzstan
Professor Lester Salamon and members of the Association for Civil Society Support Centers in Kyrgyz Republic
Representatives of CSOs actively participated in the conference. (from right to left) Mira Itikeeva, Director of PA Children Protection Cente; Natalia Shipp, Executive Director, Association of CSO for Protection of Children’s Rights; Akbar Sultangaziev, E
The Conference was a forum to begin the process of establishing a working group of representatives from various stakeholder organizations to provide critical input to improve the mechanisms and process of procurement of social services in Kyrgyzstan.
Social Procurement: International and Kyrgyzstan Experience
Kyrgyzstan Collaborative Governance Project
EWMI, in partnership with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), John Hopkins University, the Association of Civil Society Support Centers, and the Kyrgyzstan Development Institute is implementing the Kyrgyzstan Collaborative Governance Project (KCGP). KCGP is a five-year project that works to foster effective collaboration between civil society and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to deliver social services to its citizens, resulting in a more responsive and accountable government, as well as a more credible, sustainable civil society. Building upon USAID’s and other donors’ previous support to Kyrgyz civil society, KCGP supports government efforts to increase civil society participation in service delivery through social procurement mechanisms. Simultaneously, CGP works to strengthen Kyrgyz civil society’s ability to shape public policy, perform government oversight, and expand advocacy efforts. KCGP is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with additional funding by the UK Department for International Development (DfID).