Strengthening Voice and Accountability in Kyrgyzstan

Progetto concluso

The project intends to develop capacities of Local Self Governments to provide better public services and adequately respond to the needs of citizens, during a period in which decentralisation is high priority on the Kyrgyz agenda. In line with the Government’ decentralization strategy, the project will ensure policy dialogue on all levels to facilitate the adequate delegation of power and secure financing of Local Self Governments. By developing capacities and providing trainings the project will contribute to the empowerment of rural communities and LSGs.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Stato di diritto - democrazia - diritti dell'uomo
15.02.2011 - 31.03.2015
CHF  3’410’000

Despite the political instability, a new constitution was approved in 2010, which included the move toward a parliamentarian democracy. The 2012 Kyrgyz Government announced its intention to invest in the development of the regions through strengthening Local Self Governments (LSGs) and implement full fiscal decentralisation. In 2006 a solid law to support the decentralisation process was adopted. However, political resistances hindered the implementation, until in 2012 a new budget system (exclusion of the Rayon level) was introduced, which foresees additional income (and additional tasks and services) for LSGs.


The overall goal is to improve accountability and transparency in public service delivery through increased citizen’s participation and a more efficient use of resources, leading to improved qualiy of services to the population.

Gruppi target

800’000 rural population in IssyKul and Jalalabad Oblasts - Employees of 131 Local Self Government - Aiyl Kenesh deputies (local councils) - Central and Rayon Government.

Effetti a medio termine
  • Local communities are participating in public service management
  • LSG’s governing and managing capacity improved to respond citizens’ needs
  • Improved legislation to enhance proper decentralization process
Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione con l'Europa dell'Est
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera
  • Development Policy Institute, Kyrgyzstan

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    3’410’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    3’303’538
Fasi del progetto Fase 2 01.04.2015 - 31.08.2020   (Completed)

Fase 1 15.02.2011 - 31.03.2015   (Completed)