REC facilitates trade among Central Asian countries, Afghanistan, as well as with other large trading partners. Through capacity building initiatives and gender integration strategies, REC expands firms’ export potential, while building business network connections in the region. REC also works towards improving Central Asian countries’ pro-trade policies and procedures, increasing transport corridor performance, assisting Tajikistan in its WTO accession efforts, and strengthening the capacity of trade promotion agencies.
Duration: March 2011 - March 2015
Funding level: $ 4,200,000
Implementing Partner: International Youth Foundation
Key Partners: Center Interbilim,Youth of Osh, Bishkek Business Club, Central Asia Free, InStream, Y-Peer, Association of Social Entrepreneurs (ASE), Childhood Institute, Oasis, Our Voice, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Labor, Migration and Youth.
Duration: August 2014 – September 2016
Funding Level: $5.2 Million
Implementing Partner: The SPRING Project
Key Partners: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, UNICEF, USAID Agro Horizons Project
The Economic Development Fund (EDF) provided investment in critical agricultural subsectors to improve food security and poverty alleviation in the Kyrgyz Republic. The program was implemented by the USAID Kyrgyz Agro-Input Enterprise Development (KAED) project in close cooperation with the Kyrgyz Republic’s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation. The U.S. government provided a $20 million grant under the EDF in three phases to support the Kyrgyz government’s efforts to boost agricultural productivity.
Last updated: November 14, 2014