Key findings of the report

The Report shows that there are still many obstacles in the work of CSOs. There is no Register on CSOs that is being updated regularly and that comprises all the information about organizations, such as the field of their work, number of employees, contact information, area of work, etc., as the existing Register managed by the Ministry of Public Administration has not been updated in the last two years.  In addition, current fiscal policies do not provide enough incentives neither for work of CSOs nor for individuals and corporations to give donations. There are no diverse funds that are sufficient to fulfill the needs of CSOs to implement their projects. Current legislation on service provision of CSOs does not contain any closer information on this area, as there is no unified law. Namely, several different laws regulate service provision in different fields, which is not favorable for work of CSOs. On the bright side, Council for the Cooperation of CSOs and the Government is more proactive than it was the case with the previous one, which results in better dialogue between these sectors.

Key findings of the report
1. There is not enough official data on the diversity of the civil sector
2. Existing tax benefits do not encourage individual or corporate giving
3. Available state funds do not provide sufficient support to CSOs
4. There is a lack of legislation on service provision of CSOs
5. The Council for the Cooperation of CSOs with the Government has reached a more proactive role
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