Civil Society Brief: Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, mahallas—community associations— are widely considered as a foundation of the modern civil society. The creation of the Mahalla Foundation in 1993 eventually led to legislative and governance reforms that promoted and encouraged public involvement and participation in various sectors. Today, local organizations in Uzbekistan can be grouped into four large categories: (i) grassroots civil society organizations, (ii) government-organized nongovernment organizations, (iii) research organizations and think tanks, and (iv) professional associations.


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