Development of regional cooperation between civil society institutions in Central Asia


Cooperation between civil society organizations at the regional level is important and significant, contributing to the implementation of joint programs and strengthening expertise on a wide range of issues.Central Asian Research Institute on Corruption and Money Laundering (hereinafter referred to as the Institute) and the Kazahstan Parlamentary Development Fund (hereinafter referred to as the KPDF) signed a memorandum of cooperation, in which the parties confirmed their high interest and importance of cooperation in order to provide further support and exchange of experience. On behalf of the Institute, the memorandum was signed by Director Erkayim Mambetalieva, on behalf of the KPDF – by President Zauresh Battalova.KPDF is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental organization whose activities are aimed at increasing the role and effectiveness of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and local representative bodies, as institutions of representative democracy, by expanding and improving public participation in the functioning of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and local representative bodies. Cooperation will pave an important step in establishing regional cooperation and implementing projects aimed at developing our societies, taking into account the historical and cultural characteristics of the Central Asian region.