In June 2017, the USAID Collaborative Governance Program completed its 300th CSO Diagnostic Assessment, an impressive milestone in its support of Kyrgyz civil society.  CGP helps to strengthen civil society organizations in the Kyrgyz Republic through tailored organizational assessments and individual capacity development including profiling, diagnostics and trainings. The 300th CSO to receive an assessment was the Public Association “Activist” in Batken. During the diagnostic assessment, CGP’s Diagnostic Consultants and members of the Public Association “Activist” worked together and identified the organization’s key strengths and priority weaknesses. Chair of the Public Association “Activist” Sonunbubu Kamchibekova noted: “Our organization is committed to understand its strengths and weaknesses as we would like to become a strong organization to address our community needs. Thanks to the diagnostic assessment, now we understand our strengths and weaknesses as we received an individual “Health Report” that provides specific recommendations and associated “Capacity Strengthening Plan”, which explains how we can fulfill our organizational goals.”

Since July 2014, with USAID support, 645 CSOs have self-elected to complete the profiling process. Of those 645 CSOs, 300 have completed the diagnostic processes.

These self-selecting CSOs have been participating in a holistic analysis of their strengths and weaknesses in human and institutional capacity and qualifying for further grants as well as trainings, workshops, and seminars that have been designed to address CSO strengthening needs.  

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USAID CGP Diagnostic Consultant Artur Sarkisov handing over the “Health Report” that provides specific recommendations and “Capacity Strengthening Plan” to the Chair of the Public Association “Activist” Sonunbubu Kamchibekova