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Parliament deputy proposes to oblige NGOs to report on funding sources

Deputy of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan Baktybek Raiymkulov proposes to oblige NGOs to report on the sources of formation and directions of spending of their finances. He proposed amendments to the Law on NGOs.

According to him, non-profit organizations in the countries of Europe and the CIS (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus) provide information on how their grant money is spent. «Adoption of the bill will strengthen the public confidence index in non-profit organizations and will increase transparency. Advantages of open information are obvious, and if non-profit organizations, like government bodies, become transparent, this in its turn will facilitate cooperation between the state and the civilian sector,» the author of the amendments believes.

Representatives of Kyrk Choro movement demand reporting from NGOs about their donors.

In their turn, human rights activists noted that in democratic countries the requirement to publish reports can be set only for those NGOs that additionally acquired the status of a charitable or socially useful organization.

Recall, in 2016, the Parliament rejected the bill on foreign agents in the third reading.

However, deputies do not abandon the demand from NGOs to provide information about their income and expenses.