USAID helped communities in Kyrgyzstan reorganize water distribution so farmers have enough water.
USAID’s Quality Leaning Project supported early learning activities for over 2,500 school-aged children at summer school training courses, helping children and their families be better prepared for the school year. Credit: Georgey Kolotov
USAID’s Jasa.kg youth project, has provided life skills training for more than 340 orphans from 12 orphanages. Credit: USAID
USAID supports income-generating activities in the communities of Jalal-Abad province for building peace and friendship among various ethnic groups. Credit: Civil Society Support Center
USAID’s Kyrgyz Agro-Input Enterprise Development Project assisted in bringing back into production 1,677 hectares of degraded land that had not been in use for over 20 years. This intervention has had a positive impact on over 10,500 people. Credit: USAID
About Kyrgyz Republic
The Kyrgyz Republic is a small, landlocked, mountainous country in Central Asia with a population of just over 5.5 million people. It is the second-poorest country in Central Asia, with one-third of the population living below the poverty line. Following the ousting of its president in 2010 and subsequent civil disturbances, the Kyrgyz Republic is recovering from a deep political and economic crisis.
Despite the country’s democratic progress, impediments to development remain, including widespread corruption, low foreign investment and a high unemployment rate. Approximately one-third of the Kyrgyz Republic’s workforce is employed abroad, reducing the available pool of qualified labor. The implementation of democratic reforms remains a challenge, and limited energy resources and low agricultural productivity contribute to insufficient economic growth.
Last updated: December 02, 2013