Azerbaijan, Baku, Jul.21 Trend A.Huseynbala /
Regulations on financing the Azerbaijani non-governmental organizations (NGO) will be improved.
The key objective is to make organizations to think deeply about importance and mechanism of realization, results which they want to achieve while presenting their projects, chair of the Council of State Support to NG O under the Azerbaijani President Azay Guliyev told Trend .
Contest on financial assistance was announced on Jan. 15, 2009. Deadline for application was Feb. 15. As many as 569 projects were submitted to the council in 2009. The NGOs appealed to the council to receive about 9 million manat. The contest fund of the Council is 2.68 million manat. Some 226 from 569 projects were approved and 1,848 million manat was allocated to implement them.
According to Guliyev, there is a need to improve procedures on accepting projects. "I would like to apply international principles during this procedure. So far, we make compromise to the NGO while accepting their documents," Guliyev said.
According to Guliyev, the unfulfilled documents submitted to the Council will lack chances of NGO to attend contest. "There is no such experience in the world. According to international experience, inadequate documents are not accepted. We closed eyes on similar shortages of the NGO. I think, it is time for serious changes in this direction," Guliyev said.
The monitoring into implementation of projects is scheduled for September. Interim report will be issued in this period about realization of projects overt six moths. The secretariat's monitoring and report of two NGO attracted by the council will serve as basis. The final report will be prepared in December. The status of implementation of the project will be clear by that time, Guliyev said.
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