The status and prospects of government support to NGOs that provide social services
Provision of social services to population, especially to those found to be in complicated life circumstances, as well as lacking support, is an important part of targeted social security policy implemented in Uzbekistan.
Non-governmental non-commercial organizations (NGOs), along with government organizations, play active and continuously increasing role in provision of social services by delivering a number of material, social, advisory, legal, psychological and other services to poor families, individuals with disabilities, orphaned children, lonely, elderly, requiring external assistance and other vulnerable population groups.
The main goal of this analytical report is to identify the relevance of social services provided by NGOs, identification of key tasks and risks in this area, development of proposals and recommendations to further increase utilization of NGOs’ capacity.
The report prepared under the joint project of the Ministry of Labour and UNDP “Social partnership to ensure employment” includes:
- review of advantages of NGOs that provide social services;
- identification of risks related to provision of social services through NGOs and potential for their mitigation;
- analysis of problems related to provision of social services by NGOs and proposed ways of their solution;
- justification of feasibility to further support NGOs that provide social services.
Report findings can be used to address issues related to improvement of provision of social services.