Civic Initiatives Program


Moscow Coordinating Center
ul. Ordzhonikidze 13/2
15th etazh
117071 Moscow
Tel: (095) 958-2172, 958-2215, 958-2306
Fax: (095) 958-5130
Contact: Galina Negrustueva, Project Director Counterpart/CIP

The Civic Initiatives Program is a consortium of organizations that provides coordinated support in areas critical to the strengthening of a sustainable non-profit/non-governmental sector (NGO) in Russia. The program began late 1994 and will continue until fall 1998 with the purpose of promoting an environment that fosters a functioning and effective NGO sector and facilitates mutually beneficial relationships with business and government.

The Civic Initiatives Program was created specifically in response to needs articulated by NGOs: providing legal, operational and social marketing expertise to provide solutions to obstacles NGOs encounter. The Civic Initiatives Program focuses its resources in two ways: geographically and by type of NGO. The program works specifically with organizations that encourage economic or democratic reforms in Central and Southern Russia, Siberia and Moscow.

CIP has developed a well-stocked NGO Resource Center where more than 200 peices of literature and reference materials, plus a database of Russian NGOs are available to anybody who visits the Center.

See profile of Save the Children in the US-NIS Organizations NGO Development section.

Last updated:    May 1997

A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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