Editor’s Note: the original version of this document is followed by four annexes containing the evaluation indicators to be used for different categories of NGOs. The annexes are not included to this translation, because central-level evaluation indicators issued in 2011 were subsequently revised.
Notice of the Ministry of Civil Affairs Issuing Evaluation Indicators for All Categories of Social Organizations
To the Civil Affairs Offices of all provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly controlled by the central government, to the Civil Affairs Offices of cities enjoying provincial-level status, and the Civil Affair Office of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:
Since the issuance of the Ministry of Civil Affairs Guiding Opinion on Promoting the Evaluation of Non-Governmental Organizations (Ministry of Civil Affairs Document no. 127 ) in 2007, civil affairs offices at all levels have actively carried out the evaluation of social organizations according to the requirements of that document, and have achieved good social results. Through evaluation, social organizations strengthen their own construction, raise their capacity, and they gradually increase their credibility. In 2010, the Ministry of Civil Affairs issued a Notice on the Program for Promoting Standardized Management in the Field of Civil Affairs (For Trial Implementation) (Ministry of Civil Affairs Document no. 86 ), incorporating the evaluation of social organization in the project of standardization of the management of civil affairs. In December 2010, the Ministry of Civil Affairs promulgated the Measures for the Evaluation of Social Organizations (Ministry of Civil Affairs Decree no. 39), which further provided the policy and legal basis to perform the evaluation of social organizations.