Challenges and New Trends for Nonprofit Accountability in Russia

22 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2012

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Lev Jakobson

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Irina Mersiyanova

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Sergey Efremov

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Date Written: December 14, 2012

Abstract

Nonprofit accountability in Russia is becoming increasingly important as nonprofit organizations become more open delivering more social services, public participation increases and third sector institutions evolve. In this paper authors demonstrate accountability in its different dimensions as it is shaped by the specific Russian social, economic and political environment. Supportive empirical data available from the annual Monitoring of the State of Russian Civil Society is used to argue that Russian nonprofits face contradictions between “accountability for” and “accountability to” different stakeholders. These contradictions are a challenge requiring new legislation and behavioral ethics which could balance the sector’s heterogeneity. In conclusion a two-tier regulatory framework is suggested.

Keywords: Russia, nonprofit, accountability, monitoring

JEL Classification: L3, L31, L38

Suggested Citation

Jakobson, Lev and Mersiyanova, Irina and Efremov, Sergey, Challenges and New Trends for Nonprofit Accountability in Russia (December 14, 2012). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. BRP 03/PA/2012 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2189441 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2189441

Lev Jakobson

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Irina Mersiyanova (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Sergey Efremov

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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