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Swiss Government, EU and EBRD mark a successful start to the Small Business Initiative

25.09.2017 — Local news Kyrgyzstan

Up to EUR 6 million for SME development in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan.

On 22 September 2017 the EBRD held the First Stakeholder meeting of the Small Business Initiative (SBI) in Bishkek to mark the successful start of the programme to support local SMEs in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan. Through this initiative, the EBRD is ramping up its activities with small and medium-sized enterprises to help them grow and make them more competitive. The event gathered representatives of government, business associations, banks and international partners to launch the initiative and discuss next steps.

World Bank and Swiss Government to Support Improvement of National Audit and Financial Reporting Systems in the Kyrgyz Republic

Conference-launching of the KAREP project

13.09.2017 — Local news Kyrgyzstan

On 13th of September 2017, the State Service for Regulation and Supervision of Financial Markets of Kyrgyz Republic and the World Bank have launched a new technical assistance project aimed at improving the quality of audit and financial reporting in the Kyrgyz Republic.  The Kyrgyz Audit and Reporting Enhancement project (KAREP), funded by the Government of Switzerland through the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), will work to enhance the investment climate in the Kyrgyz Republic by increasing the availability of transparent and reliable financial information.

Switzerland supports service improvement at the local level

18.07.2017 — Media release Kyrgyzstan

On July 18, 2017, an official ceremony was held to inaugurate a cultural center that will benefit over 3’500 residents of Ottuk and Kara-Shaar villages of Ulahol Aiyl Aymak. Leisure and recreation services provided by the cultural center have been improved with the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The ceremony was attended by residents, representatives of the Ulahol municipality and local council, the Embassy of Switzerland to the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as the implementing organizations Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and the Development Policy Institute.

Swiss Minister of Finance visited Kyrgyzstan on occasion of 25th anniversary of the joint voting group in the IMF and World Bank

10.07.2017 — Local news Kyrgyzstan

The Swiss Federal Councillor and Minister of Finance, Ueli Maurer, visits Kyrgyzstan on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the joint voting group in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. The visit takes place from 9 to 10 July and included meetings with President Almazbek Atambaev, Minister of Finance Adylbek Kasymaliev, Governor of the National Bank Tolkunbek Abdygulov as well as with local entrepreneurs and opinion leaders. 

Jogorku Kenesh of the KR, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and UNDP intend to work together to strengthen parliamentary democracy in the Kyrgyz Republic

03.07.2017 — Local news Kyrgyzstan

On June 30, 2017, Deputy Speaker of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic Altynai Omurbekova, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Kyrgyz Republic René Holenstein and Acting Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Aliona Niculita signed a memorandum of understanding to support the consolidation of a strong and inclusive parliamentary democracy in the Kyrgyz Republic. The signing ceremony took place in Jogorku Kenesh with participation of members of parliament, management of the apparatus of Jogorku Kenesh as well as representatives from international donor community.

Switzerland supports local self-governments in the country

10.03.2017 — Local news Kyrgyzstan

In March 2017, the project “Voice and Accountability: Citizens’ Participation in Budgetary Processes” funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by the Development Policy Institute will be launched in Naryn and Osh oblasts of Kyrgyzstan.

Francophonie week 2017 in Bishkek

Francophonie 2017

07.03.2017 — Local news Kyrgyzstan

The Alliance française in Bishkek jointly with the Embassies of Switzerland, France, Belgium are happy to announce the week of Francophonie to be held from 13th to 17th of March 2017.

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