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December 30, 2014

Duration: 2002 - 2014

Budget: $900,000

Implementing Partner: Center for Educational Assessment and Teaching Methods (CEATM) 

The National Admission Test (NAT) is one of the largest projects in the country working against corruption in the education sector. The project is aimed at providing equal and fair access to higher education through transparent and independent testing. Since 2002, the NAT has partnered with the Ministry of Education and Science and is administered by the Center for Educational Assessment and Teaching Methods (CEATM), an independent testing organization. The management of the national testing program by an independent professional organization has been one of its strengths and is a key to the testing results being recognized as merit-based and transparent.

November 13, 2014

The project will focus on creating a dialogue space where civil society groups from different countries of Central Asia can discuss issues relevant to their everyday work, share information, collaborate in training and networking, and conduct joint advocacy activities. Specifically, the central purpose of this project is to strengthen and/or build capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Central Asian region, so that they can effectively participate in a dialogue with their respective government counterparts on all aspects of national and regional democratic debate and policy-making.

DCM Laura Griesmer welcomes guests of the Defeat TB Project Launch Ceremony
November 12, 2014

Over the past decade, TB morbidity and mortality indicators in the region have significantly improved, with fewer cases and even fewer deaths attributed to TB. According to the 2012 WHO Global TB Report, estimated cases of TB (incidence) in Kyrgyz Republic fell from 249 (per 100,000) to 128 between 2000 and 2011; similarly, the estimated mortality rate (per 100,000) fell from 24 to 12 from 2000 to 2011. However, rates of MDR-TB are increasing in Central Asian region as a whole, as well as in the Kyrgyz Republic.

November 11, 2014

On November 12th, at 10 am, the launch of the new Defeat TB program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will take place at the Republican Scientific Medical Library in Bishkek. Representatives from the Ministry of Health and other branches of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the U.S. Embassy and international organizations will be in attendance. The five year Defeat TB program will promote international standards for tuberculosis care, and will reduce the spread of tuberculosis including its multi-drug resistant form. The program, implemented by Abt Associates, will complement the national health care strategy on tuberculosis. It will also support the National Tuberculosis Program in expanding the outpatient model for treating TB.

November 7, 2014

The Media Support Initiative (MSI) targets audiences and media communities in five Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Within this project, Internews Network in the Kyrgyz Republic supports local TV stations around the country with the provision of small grants and technical assistance for the production of high-quality, socially-oriented programming. It also provides legal support through partnerships with local organizations to improve Kyrgyzstan’s media legislation and to protect the rights of media outlets and journalists when needed. The project educates journalists, government officials, and the public about the importance and watchdog role of a vibrant, independent media sector.

November 7, 2014

The three-year USAID Regional Energy, Security and Trade Project (RESET) provides assistance to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in the implementation of its Energy Security and Efficiency policy agenda. This includes the promotion of energy sector reforms that will have the greatest impact on maintaining reliable electricity service in the Kyrgyz Republic, assuring secure supply in winter and dry years and in developing a regional energy market that would make the development of the country’s vast hydropower resources feasible and profitable.

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