Law on Social Procurement

The USAID-funded Collaborative Governance Program (CGP), through its partner the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), works with government institutions and civil society organizations (CSOs) to improve the regulatory framework for social procurement, philanthropy, and charity.The improved legal framework will establish a mechanism for cooperation between the government and CSOs in order to deliver quality social services to Kyrgyzstani citizens.

CGP and ICNL work with the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), the Ministry of Labor, Migration and Youth, the Parliament (Jogorku Kenesh), other state and local government agencies, and CSOs to accomplish this goal. The program’s current initiatives involve developing a new Law on State Social Procurement (LSSP) and initiating efforts to advocate for the adoption of the law; improving existing social procurement regulations and procedures; harnessing the political will to advance reforms in the area of social procurement; and broadening the scope of social procurement beyond the MoSD and other spheres at the national and local levels. 

Law on Charities and Philanthropy

As social procurement is most effective when state funds are distributed through social procurement leverage private contributions,CGP’s partner ICNL is working with CSOs and Parliament (Jogorku Kenesh) to draft and adopt a Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Charitable Organizations and Charitable Activity. The Law will establish objectives, principles, and a legal and organizational basis for the creation and operation of charitable organizations.The Law will increase the role of charitable organizations in social life; enhance efficiency of CSO public benefit activities; and set high standards for CSO management, transparency, and accountability to society.The improved legal environment will support a combination of private and state funding in addition to income-generating activities, which are essential for CSO sustainability.