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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.

The Legal Support to Civil Society Program is a five-year regional project providing technical legal expertise to civil society organizations (CSOs), national governments, and law specialists to promote effective development and implementation of legislation regulating civil society. This program, which began in September 2010 and will end in September 2014, is implemented by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL).

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.

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.

The three-year USAID REFORMA Project provides assistance to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic’s economic policy reform agenda. The project places particular emphasis on those reforms that the private sector believes will have the greatest impact on business development, economic growth, and job creation. Consequently, REFORMA is pursuing a reform agenda that reflects the priorities of both government and business while complementing activities pursued by international donor organizations.  In addition, REFORMA focuses on developing the human and institutional capacity of the Kyrgyz Republic’s governmental and private sector institutions that are key contributors to implementing economic policy reforms.

Jasa.kg aims to catalyze a generation of youth to actively engage in building a stable, prosperous, and democratic Kyrgyz Republic. Young people have the potential to usher in positive political and civic change, and systems to realize that potential. The project has four primary objectives:

USAID’s Global Health Bureau launched the Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG) to build stronger health systems that deliver the life-saving services their citizens need, when and where they can access them, and at affordable prices.

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.

The Kyrgyz Agro-Input Enterprise Development (KAED) project, financed by USAID for $24 million and implemented by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), has been operating in Kyrgyzstan since September 1, 2001.

The fundamental objective of this collaborative study is to develop a thorough and systematic assessment of the contribution of both seasonal snow and glaciers to the water resources originating across the Himalaya, Karakoram, Hindu Kush, Pamir and Tien Shan mountain ranges, referred to here as High Asia. These mountain ranges are located within the countries of Bhutan, Nepal, China, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. These countries, containing the headwaters of the Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus, Syr Darya and Amu Darya rivers, all possess significant snow and ice resources. The amount, timing and spatial patterns of snow and ice melt play key roles in providing water for downstream irrigation, hydropower generation and general consumption. Water security in such high-altitude regions of the world is par-ticularly sensitive to climate change because of the significant role of snow and glaciers.

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Last updated: June 30, 2022

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