United Nations Development Programme (Regional Center, Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS) – Aid for Trade in Central Asia (AfT Phase III)

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Project at-a-glance
Project Name Aid for Trade in Central Asia (AfT Phase III)
Project Number 00077093
Sector/Subsector Trade
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Opening Date 01 Mar 2014
Project Closing Date 28 Feb 2018
Responsible Institution
Responsible International Financial Institution Government of Finland
Responsible Executive Agencies

United Nations Development Programme (Regional Center, Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS)

Objectives
Strategic Agenda

Trade policy, trade development, improving capacities to benefit from trade

Description

The project is aimed at promotion of inclusive economic growth through trade development and strengthening of national competitiveness and sustainable development, support of the poor and vulnerable groups of the population, and share benefits of trade between the communities. “Aid for Trade” is a global initiative that enhances opportunities of the developing countries to gain benefits from the international trade. Main part of initiative is oriented towards enhancing of the domestic production and competitiveness through improvement of business environment and establishing of economic infrastructure including interventions: (1) in field of trade policy and regulation; (2) trade development; (3) economic infrastructure; (4) production capacity. III phase of the project (2014-2017) based on successful practices of phases I and II implemented in the Batken region, will facilitate promotion of inclusive economic growth through trade development, increase of national competitiveness and sustainable development, support of the poor and vulnerable groups of the population especially women through following interlinked three main components: 1 Trade-related policy makers are better qualified to support favorable pro-poor trade promotion environment; 2. Trade promotion capacity of local authorities, selected business associations and service providers enhanced; 3. Productivity within selected value chains increased and exports volume raised through application of improved marketing techniques.

Source of Funding

Government of Finland

Amount of Funding

USD 11 500 000

Project Outcome

On regional level in Central Asia, trade policy makers are better equipped for dealing with regional trade issues; national export promotion agencies are cooperating regionally on regional exchange visits and coordinated marketing.

In Kyrgyzstan trade related policy makers are better equipped to support favourable pro-poor trade promotion environment, local authorities, selected business association and service providers are enhanced in their capacity to promote pro-poor trade, and the agriculture and agro-processing in selected value chains increased its productivity and exports volume.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

RFP PMU 16/063 Provision of business intelligence services to the Ministry of Economy on selected export markets and selected industries through online platforms ( Request for Proposal can be downloaded from the UNDP website.

Date Posted 29 Aug 2016
Deadline 16 Sep 2016
Contact Information of Project Implementer
Organization/Department United Nations Development Programme
Name Nuria Choibaeva
Address 160 Chuy Avenue, Bishkek
Postal Code 720040
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Phone +996 (312) 611 211
E-mail

procurement@pmu.undp.kg

Website

www.kg.undp.org/content/kyrgyzstan/ru/home/

Contact Information of Project Implementer - 2
Organization/Department UNDP Procurement Services Unit Bureau for Management Services
Name Carsten Hansen
Address One United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
Postal Code NY 10017
Country United States
E-mail

Carsten.hansen@undp.org

Website

www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/procurement/procurement/