Strengthening Voice and Accountability - Kyrgyzstan
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.
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.
Outcome 1: Local communities are participating in public service management. Outcome 2: LSG’s governing and managing capacity improved to respond citizens’ needs. Outcome 3: Improved legislation to enhance proper decentralization process.
Contraparte encargada de la implementación
Development Policy Institute, Kyrgyzstan
- 800’000 rural population in IssyKul and Jalalabad Oblasts - Employees of 131 Local Self Government - Aiyl Kenesh deputies (local councils) - Central and Rayon Government.
Resultados de las fases previas
During inception period the Project established and tested a Model on participatory budgeting process in 3 pilot LSGs. Major findings showed that there is a high demand on the side of citizens to participate in budgetary processes and that the capacities of LSGs are weak.
Key data of the project
Reforma estatal, democratización y descentralización
País o región:
Cooperación con Europa del Este
Fase actual 1:
01.11.2011 - 30.04.2015
Presupuesto de la COSUDE para la fase actual:
Presupuesto total del proyecto para la fase en curso:
Número del proyecto: 7F-06122.01