This year, Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan (SFK) supported the establishment of a network of organizations that provide alternative services to people with mental disorders. Dana Migalyova, head of a similar network in Lithuania («Viltis») has visited Almaty in order to share her experience in this field.
The history of EITI implementation in Kazakhstan counts more than 10 years. Those, who evidenced its beginning, note that it was exciting and challenging process, however Kazakhstan managed to achieve significant results in extractive revenues management and the fundamental work towards improvement of EITI reporting is seen and appreciated by other implementing States.
In 2012, the Northern Kazakhstan “Legal Media Center” Public Foundation, with the support of the Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan developed a database for Government’s media orders.
Recently, implementation of the education programme Open Budget Fellowship 2018 has begun, which is presented together with the Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan and the ‘Zertteu Research Institute’ Foundation. The aim of the programme is to achieve transparency, accountability in the field of management of state funds, effective participation of the society in it, and also, establishment of a group of competent specialists regarding improvement of dialogue platforms in this area, and development of the community of knowledgeable qualified experts.
The workshop “Inclusive education development in Kazakhstan – learning from the Finnish experience” was conducted under support of Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan (SFK) for school teams from five regions of Kazakhstan.