Государственная поддержка НКО и проблема оценки ее эффективности
With a view to developing civil society and addressing social policy issues, the government has been allocating a considerable amount of funding for NGO support over a number of years. Given the growing support of NGOs by the government and the increasing diversity of the relevant programs at the federal, regional and municipal levels, it is essential to develop a methodology of evaluating the effectiveness of these programs. The article examines the scope, structure and characteristics of NGO support by the government in Russia, among other things, from the point of view of social and political goals pursued by government agencies. Based on the analysis of methodologies for evaluating programs of NGO support, which are applied by public and private donors abroad, and proceeding from the specifics of government support of NGOs in Russia, the article makes a conclusion that it is necessary to develop a universal, flexible and easily applicable methodology for the evaluation of the effectiveness of public and municipal programs for NGO support in Russia.