Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) – Small and Medium Enterprises Development in Alai and Chon Alai

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Project Status: Closed
Project at-a-glance
Project Name Small and Medium Enterprises Development in Alai and Chon Alai
Project Number 7F08418
Sector/Subsector Private sector development
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Opening Date 01 Dec 2012
Project Closing Date 30 Apr 2018
Responsible Institution
Responsible International Financial Institution Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Responsible Executive Agencies
  • Helvetas
  • Aga Khan Foundation
Objectives
Strategic Agenda
  • Economy and Employment
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development
Description

The project goal is to facilitate the growth of local and regional markets through (self-) employment in Alai and Chon Alai, particularly for women and youth to reduce rural/urban inequalities and improved living conditions.

The project vision is that poverty in Alai and Chon Alai is reduced, in particular for women and youth, thus diminishing rural-urban inequalities and giving youth a more positive perception of a future for them in the region. The Project overall objective is to reduce poverty by re-orientating livestock farming towards farming entrepreneurship and by fostering local business initiatives. The project approach is to boost development of Small and Medium Enterprises (formal and informal) through improved functionality of existing value chains with stronger focus on livestock processing. It follows a “Making markets work for the Poor”(M4P)approach.

Source of Funding

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Amount of Funding

CHF 3’610’000

Project Outcome
  • Increased entrepreneurship of selected livestock farming generates additional employment and income.
  • Local small and medium enterprises generate increased employment and income.
  • Project stakeholders are aware of systemic constraints and of the steps that are needed at policy and market level to support SME development in Alai and Chon-Alai.
Contact Information of International Financial Institution
Organization/Department Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Commonwealth of Independent States Division
Address Freiburgstrasse 130, 3003 Bern
Postal Code CH-3003 Bern
Country Switzerland
Phone +41 (0)58 462 44 14
E-mail

gus_oza@eda.admin.ch

Website

www.eda.admin.ch/sdc

Contact Information of International Financial Institution - 2
Organization/Department Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic
Name Elena Zakirova
Address 21 Erkindik blvrd., Bishkek
Postal Code 720040
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Phone +996 (312) 301 036
E-mail

Elena_zakirova@eda.admin.ch

Website

www.eda.admin.ch/bishkek

Contact Information of Project Implementer
Organization/Department Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
Name Kambarbek Adishov
Address 7 Liniya Str., Bishkek
Postal Code 720044
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Phone +996 (3234) 51468
E-mail

Kambarbek.adishov@helvetas.org

Website

kyrgyzstan.helvetas.org