1. Conducting a comprehensive assessment of the program's impact on civil society development
The results of complex research and evaluation of impacts from the Community Outreach Program
were processed by the CO Program Coordinator in coordination with the CSSCs. A questionnaire was
administered to Support Centers and covered 104 public organizations (including 34 NGOs
implementing community projects) in Almaty, Aqtobe, Aqmola, East Kazakhstan, Qaraghandy and
Qostanai. A more complete report of findings will be presented in the final report, but some key
61% apply PCA methods on constant or frequent bases.
63% of respondents noted they have regular cooperation with state bodies during community
project implementation, 20% pointed out long term relationships with government, and 17%
stated that cooperation was sporadic.
2. Assisting CSSCs in organizing program activities through consultations, site visits, and meetings
From April 28 30 the Hub conducted a site visit to monitor program activities of the Qaraghandy
ECOCENTER CSSC and to evaluate its community projects on participatory basis. With Hub support,
the CSSC conducted PCA exercises in Temirtau Town and Dubovka Village:
Women's Club Friends by Women Initiatives of 21
century: this project is being implemented
according to the action plan and schedule, and is showing positive results in volunteerism, social
partnership with local akimat, and media outreach. As a result of the project, 80 women victims
of domestic violence were provided with psychological and legal assistance.
Our Home by the initiative group of Dubovka Village: the project is implemented according to
the action plan and schedule, the social center is established to set a basis for self management in
solving ongoing social problems in the community. The project enabled locals to establish a
public organization Enthusiast.
On May 5, the Hub evaluated the community project Strengthening & Development of Resource
Center. Site visits included meetings with local community dwellers, schoolteachers, NGO
representatives and state officials amd revealed successful implementation of the project. Objectives,
focused on the development of Resource Center's capacity to share the scientific methodical base
with rural schools, are fully achieved. During project implementation, the Center was repaired and
provided with office equipment that resulted in technical and logistical improvements in five local
schools. 30 directors and teachers of indigent schools of Aqtoghai County have improved their
qualifications through seminars, provided in the Center. In terms of social partnership, the oblast
department of education and of Balkhash Town provided the Resource Center with 5 additional
computers and communication needs, including Internet access.
3. CSSCs' capacity strengthening in community network development.
Kazakhstan list of selected participants in the regional training Community Network Development
included Community Outreach Coordinator and three representatives from regional rural NGOs. The
training, held in the Almaly Sanatorium (Almaty, June 27 30), covered economic and social issues,
the concept of social/cultural capital, action plan design concerning community network building.
The Regular CSSC quarterly meeting was held on May 13 14 in Zhalghas Counterpart's office, and
will covered the following issues:
The network's ethics design;
Standards of service quality;
The network project development;
Healthy Communities Program activity;
Community outreach program;
The CSSCs' presentation on Board of Directors and development of membership organizations;
Public campaign on Law On NGOs.