News from the Region

Fines for not employing disabled people may backfire

Fines for not employing disabled people can worsen their employment prospects   14.05.2019   The Ministry of Labour has proposed to levy compensation from employers for their non-employment of people with disabilities. The pilot project will be implemented in five…

Central Asia: Tackling obesity in the junk food generation

Kazakhstan: Tackling obesity among generation junk food Kazakhstan’s poorer neighbours are feeling the weight of this problem too. Joanna Lillis, May 10 2019 An ice cream stand in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Fifteen-year-old Grisha Starchenko is worried that his classmates might be addicts. It…

Medvedev plans to simplify rules on disability status

Dmitry Medvedev announces plans to simplify rules governing disability status 08.05.2019 Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will sign a resolution to change rules surrounding the registration of disability in Russia. ‘As discussed at a meeting with representatives of organisations for people…

How NGOs can support unpopular causes

How NGOs can promote unpopular topics 29.04.2019 Participants of the ASI – Blagosfera media club discussed how to attract donations for issues that are usually avoided. Who isn’t helped According to the Centre for Studies of Civil Society and the…

Almost 11 million Russians support crowdfunding projects

Almost 11 million Russians support crowdfunding projects 29.04.2019 Yandex.Kassa has produced an analysis of the audience of online charitable and crowdfunding platforms. According to the data of the analysis from Yandex.Kassa and Data Insight, almost 11 million people in Russia…

Moscow conference on the sharing economy

To have, to share and to give: The meaning of a sharing economy and those it serves   24.04.2019   On 23 April, the first international conference on collaborative consumption, or the sharing economy, took place in Moscow. Under this…