Civil Society

Supporting citizens to participate in local and national decision-making processes and shape their futures on their own terms. 

Overview

Civic participation is the bedrock of globally-minded, citizen-oriented societies. Eurasia Foundation equips civic leaders with skills and resources to effectively identify and address pressing social challenges in their communities. We provide training and technical assistance to encourage cooperation among diverse actorsincluding civil society organizations, community activists, and the media—and local governments and the private sector. Together, we help communities shape public policy, hold government accountable, promote peace and inclusion, defend human rights, and contribute to the well-being of all people.

SUCCESS STORY

The Missing Million: Investigating Use of Public Funds for Holiday Celebrations in Shymkent, Kazakhstan

While digging into public spending data, Miyat noticed something peculiar. The city of Shymkent had spent an exorbitant $93,000 on a single 2021 Nowruz celebration. Given the small scale of the event, this figure shocked Miyat and residents of Shymkent.