Kyrgyzstan is one of Germany’s partner countries in the context of its international cooperation. GIZ has been implementing projects in this former Soviet republic, mainly on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), since the early 1990s. Other parties that commission GIZ to carry out projects in Kyrgyzstan include the German Federal Foreign Office (AA), the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and the European Union. GIZ has maintained an office in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek since 1992. GIZ currently has around 170 staff in Kyrgyzstan, including around 30 seconded staff working on various projects. In addition, CIM experts have been deployed with partner institutions, mainly in ministries and associations. A number of development workers have been placed in local and regional partner organisations, where they act in an advisory capacity.
GIZ is also implementing a number of projects in Central Asian countries on a regional and transnational basis, most of which are administered from Kyrgyzstan. In addition to managing our work in Kyrgyzstan, the office in Bishkek is also the regional office for Central Asia and coordinates activities in this region.
GIZ’s other areas of activity in Kyrgyzstan are:
- improving primary and secondary education, reform of vocational training, training of managers
- legal and judicial reform
- transboundary dialogue on water resources management; support for sustainable natural resource management
- assisting the Ministry of Youth Affairs to improve the prospects for young people in disadvantaged and conflict-prone areas
- promoting civil society organisations through a fund for small-scale development projects
- support for the German minority.
In response to the unrest in 2010, GIZ is also implementing various projects in the south of the country within the framework of transitional development assistance.
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The Kyrgyz Republic
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