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
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
With USAID assistance, Kyrgyzstan has made substantial progress in the areas of economic growth, democratic governance, health-care reform, improvement of basic education and agricultural development. However, significant impediments to development remain, including widespread corruption, low foreign investment, high unemployment and endemic poverty.
Approximately one-third of Kyrgyzstan’s workforce is employed abroad, draining the country of its qualified labor and reducing the availability of services. The implementation of democratic reforms remains a challenge, and limited energy resources and low agricultural productivity leave the country susceptible to humanitarian crises.
Last updated: April 09, 2013