The United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID) provided the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic (MOJ) with software and computer equipment for examining prospective defense attorneys at a handover ceremony on October 8, 2014 at the Ministry of Justice. Minister of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic Almambet Shykmamatov and USAID Kyrgyz Republic Acting Mission Director Michael Greene spoke at the event.
Under this Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for the U.S. fiscal years 2015-2019, USAID can build on the Government’s commitment to further reform in democracy and the social sectors as well as relatively strong recent economic growth in order to achieve the CDCS goal of assisting in the development of a democratic, well-governed, and prosperous Kyrgyz Republic.
A two-day conference on "Building cooperation and reducing conflicts between stakeholders in the mining industry" started today on the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. The goal of the conference is to develop ideas to prevent conflicts and strengthen cooperation among authorities, mining companies, and local communities. Representatives of national and local government, mining companies, international groups, and non-governmental organizations are participating.
The Kyrgyz Republic is the only freely elected parliamentary democracy in post-Soviet Central Asia. Further, in 2011, it was the first in the region to experience a peaceful transfer of presidential power. The United States supports progress toward a prosperous, democratic and stable Kyrgyz Republic to enable the country to play an important role in security and economic prosperity for all of Central Asia, including Afghanistan.
Seminar to review the results of the 2012 Kyrgyz Republic Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) took place in in Bishkek on September 23, 2014. Experts from the National Statistical Committee and the Ministry of Health discussed DHS and other national findings in four areas - children’s nutrition, women’s nutrition, adult health, and domestic violence - and proposed policy changes and new programs to address these challenges.
Last updated: October 15, 2014