Strengthening Voice and Accountability in Kyrgyzstan

Proyecto terminado

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.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
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.

Grupos destinarios

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

Efectos a medio plazo
  • 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
Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación con Europa del Este
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
ONG internacional o extranjera
  • Development Policy Institute, Kyrgyzstan

Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF   3'410'000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF   3'303'538
Fases del proyecto Fase 2 01.04.2015 - 31.08.2020   (Fase en curso)

Fase 1 15.02.2011 - 31.03.2015   (Completed)