Social audit of CSOs’ activity in Zaporizhzhia region


  • І. О. Кудінов Запорізький національний університет
  • І. О. Павленко Запорізький національний університет
  • В. С. Гончарова Запорізький національний університет
Keywords: Social audit, civil union, civil society organization, nongovernmental organization, CSO register, Zaporizhzhia region

Abstract

The article is devoted to the problem of social audit as a social technology for regulating activities of civilsociety organizations. The aim of the article is to determine optimization directions for CSOs regulation inZaporizhzhia region. Hypothesis – the greater the incompetence of the decision-makers during registration, thegreater quantity of errors and violations in the official register of CSO.The main research method is document analysis (content analysis). Research objects is registration data onthe open CSO data register of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine “CSO Register” (http://rgo.informjust.ua/).It was determined that the information in the register is structured partially. Most of CSOs do not providecomplete information during registration, which leads to situations “not to be found” in a huge number of recordsbased on the existing search parameters.The positive aspect of social audit is the search for inconsistencies or errors in the official documentation.Therefore, the more incompetence of decision makers during registration (both founders and representatives ofthe registration authorities), the greater volume of errors and violations in official documentations of CSO.In general, it was determined that the current state of the CSO register in Ukraine is extremely terrible andrequires full revision and control of both the submission procedures and the procedures for the disclosure of datato the web resource for open access. The necessity of these procedures is due not only to the need to standardizethe primary information about the subjects of the civil space of Ukraine, but also because information fromthis register is a visiting card of our CSOs. The less the opportunity to obtain the necessary information, theless likely it is to involve relevant organizations or unions in the processes of building democratic society inUkraine. Therefore, the whole set of recommendations was divided into three categories: 1) for CSOs; 2) for thegovernment and 3) for local authorities / donors.

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Published
2019-10-02
How to Cite
Кудінов, І., Павленко, І., & Гончарова, В. (2019). Social audit of CSOs’ activity in Zaporizhzhia region. Grani, 22(7), 35-48. https://doi.org/10.15421/171972
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