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The Kyrgyz Republic Parliamentary Strengthening Program (KPSP) is a five-year technical assistance initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID).  

The USAID Counter-Trafficking Project contributed to the efforts of the Central Asian Republics to address human trafficking by promoting and reinforcing gender-sensitive prevention and protection measures for victims of trafficking. The project was launched in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan in 2010 and in the Kyrgyz Republic in October 2011.

The project works to promote access to information by assisting the regional public broadcaster Yntymak and national public broadcaster OTRK to deliver accurate and impartial news.

The program provided targeted assistance to improve the independence, capacity, and integrity of Kyrgyzstan’s judiciary.  

The program fostered effective collaboration between civil society and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to improve the delivery of social services, strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations, and increase access to justice for the most vulnerable populations.

USAID’s Women’s Peace Banks are empowering women in the southern Kyrgyz Republic to lead community-based interethnic reconciliation initiatives and promote women’s role in local peace building. The project has two main objectives: (1) to strengthen cooperation and trust between women in communities, recovering from conflict, and (2) to increase role of women in promoting reconciliation initiatives and mitigating conflicts.

The Local Transparency and Cooperation Initiative (LTCI) is a community-based conflict mitigation program improving cooperation and accountability between citizens and local government in the provision of quality public services; and increasing the transparency of and public confidence in the extractive industry.

The program is designed to enhance the capacity, skills, and knowledge of practicing attorneys and the next generation of lawyers in order to improve access to an impartial justice system, build public confidence in the legal system, and promote stability in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The project coordinates long-term earthquake risk reduction planning with the Government of Nepal, schools, and communities to increase earthquake awareness and preparedness.

The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) are nationally representative household surveys that provide data for a wide range of monitoring and impact evaluation indicators in population, health, and nutrition. DHS surveys are known worldwide as the gold standard for public health information and are used by national and international agencies.

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Last updated: October 25, 2021

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