Journal section "Issues of management in territorial systems"

Public Administration Issues in the Development of the Non-Profit Sector at the Regional Level

Shabunova A.A., Kosygina K.E.

Volume 12, Issue 4, 2019

Shabunova A.A., Kosygina K.E. Public administration issues in the development of the non-profit sector at the regional level. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2019, vol. 12, no. 4. pp. 86–103. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2019.4.64.6

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2019.4.64.6

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At the current stage of socio-economic development of the country the non-profit sector becomes a vital actor in the management system and the object of governance with its own unique features. The goal of this article is to present scientific propositions based on intersectoral social partnership for improving governance of non-profit organizations in the Russian regions. To achieve this goal, we used methods of systemic, comparative, statistical and sociological analysis. Works of domestic and foreign authors on the problems of engagement between authorities and the non-profit sector were analyzed. The conclusion that the term “intersectoral social partnership” is more appropriate for the conditions of the Russian regions was made. The Russian legal basis for governance of the non-profit sector at the federal and the regional levels was studied. It was identified that the conditions to attract new service providers to the social sphere were created – these providers are called “socially oriented non-profit organizations” (hereinafter – SONPOs). But it was identified that the legal basis, which opens new opportunities for SONPOs to be involved in social programs of the government, was not supported by proactive measures to strengthen the economy and human capacity of the considered organizations. This article proves that a region is the central element in the implementation of governmental policy in the sphere of regulation and support of the non-profit sector: discussed cooperation is implemented at the regional level. The concluding part of the article names structural organizational-economic and legal measures to improve the cooperation between regional, municipal authorities and the non-profit sector within intersectoral social partnership. The results of this research might be used to develop well-balanced state regional policy and programming documents as well as to plan strategic and operational events for the advancement of the non-profit sector in the entities of the Russian Federation


region, governance, the non-profit sector, non-profit organizations (NPO), socially oriented non-profit organizations (SONPO), intersectoral social partnership (ISSP)

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