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Preferential Mechanisms Introduced by the Federal Subjects of Russia for Non-Profit Organizations as Socially Beneficial Services Providers

The purpose of this work is to determine whether preferential mechanisms introduced by the subjects of the Russian Federation for socially beneficial services providers (SBSPs) have (or do not have) any impact on an increase in budgetary funds allocated for subsidizing non-profit organizations (NPOs) in social sector. To identify this dependence, we develop a methodology corre­lating the legal acts adopted by the federal subjects to introduce preferential mechanisms for SBSPs with the amounts of subsidies to NPOs.
The results of the study showed that, although not much time has passed since the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 398 dd. August 8, 2016 was adopted, approving priorities among socially beneficial services, some social sectors experienced positive effects from the introduced preferen­tial mechanisms for SBSPs. The study identifies budget areas where the largest number of federal subjects had their share of subsidies to NPOs increased in the total amount of expenditures for the corresponding area, as well as where regions moved up the ranking for this indicator.
To expand the engagement of NPOs as socially beneficial services provi­ders, we propose to amend regional legislation and establish specific prefe­rences for SBSPs, as well as to address this issue in the Methodological Guidelines for Public Authorities and Local Governments on Supporting So­cially Oriented Non-Profit Organizations, introduced by the Ministry of Econo­mic Development of the Russian Federation.

Romanova V. V.;

Matskevich A. V.

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