Within the framework of the grant “Involvement of civil society institutions in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Kazakhstan,” implemented by the Ministry of Information and Social Development “Center for Support of Civil Initiatives” with the support of NAO, an expert study will be carried out.
The peer review is one of the objectives of the project on enhancing civil sector engagement in the implementation of the 16th UN SDG
To implement this task, we invited Botagoz Turehanov, an experienced researcher-sociologist, head of IP “Research Solutions.”
A research program and questionnaire are currently being developed as an expert research tool.
Below are some positions of the planned expert study developed by Botagoz Kabykenova.
According to the methodology, an expert survey as a form of sociological research has many advantages when it comes to complex topics requiring a certain level of knowledge and training from the respondent. In this case, it is a study of the process of involving civil society in the implementation of the tasks of the 16th UN SDG in Kazakhstan. In this regard, the expert survey will allow not only to test the expert opinion on this issue, but also to some extent to involve the expert community in the process of reflection and analysis of this issue.
The expert survey is planned to be conducted in two stages: before and after the regional seminars. An online tool such as Google forms will be used for this purpose.
The aim of the study is to study the expert opinion on strengthening the involvement of the civil sector in the implementation of the 16th UN Sustainable Development Goal (hereinafter referred to as SDG)
The expert survey should identify:
- Expert awareness of the 16th UN SDG
- Assessment of the current situation in Kazakhstan in the context of the tasks of the 16th UN SDG
- Assessment of relevance of key tasks of the 16th UN SDG for Kazakhstan
- Evaluation of the State ‘s efforts to implement the 16th UN SDG
- Perception of the potential of the integration of public and social structures for the subsequent creation of favorable opportunities for the implementation of the 16th UN SDG
Respondents (survey participants) will include the following expert groups:
- Representatives of civil society (NGOs and other social structures);
Representatives of State bodies, including:
- Local executive bodies: Mayor’s office (internal policy offices);
- Secretaries of the Regional Commissions for Women ‘s Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy;
- Representatives of law enforcement agencies: units for the protection of women from violence; juvenile police; the Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Internal Affairs Unit – PZVN, SIS, IDN, UIP;
- Representatives of scientific and analytical structures, including sociologists, political scientists;
Representatives of international organizations (UN-Women, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, OSCE, WHO, etc.);
- Members of the media, bloggers;
- Representatives of the education system (MES, universities, teachers of social disciplines, senior employees of schools, colleges).
The method of research is to survey experts. A strictly formalized questionnaire – a questionnaire that will have a logically structured structure – will be developed for the survey. The questionnaire will contain closed, semi-closed and open questions.
The process of interviewing experts involves two stages before and after the seminars.
The purpose of this publication is to involve interested representatives of the above-mentioned task forces in the expert study. We would very much like the study to be carried out not only for the study itself, but also to serve as a wider and more active SDG-2030 for a wide range of specialists, to increase their awareness of the UN Global Agenda “Transforming our World for Sustainable Development until 2030.”
But the most important goal of any of our actions is to help ensure that everyone can accept these Global Goals as their own! Only then will each of us take responsibility for the local results that together combine the quality of life throughout the planet.
Material prepared by Lyazat Askarova