Head of DFID Central Asia
We support the local government with issues such as transparency, accountability and border stability.
The Kyrgyz Republic is one of the poorest countries in Central Asia, and it faces major development challenges. The lack of economic opportunities and high levels of poverty (30.1%) have affected the whole population but the impact has been particularly hard on women.
Much of the Kyrgyz Republic’s wealth comes from migrants working abroad as many young people, mainly men, have to seek employment elsewhere.
Central Asia is an important region to the UK. It provides significant oil and gas supplies to the EU and rest of the world. Bordering with Afghanistan and close to Pakistan, Central Asian countries have a role in ensuring broader stability in the region and combating the drugs flow to the UK.
Encouraging good governance and a favourable investment climate is paramount to the development of Kyrgyzstan. Greater accountability of the state to its citizens, to improve the quality and transparency of scarce public finances, is at the heart of DFID’s work with government and civil society.
DFID funds many organisations who are working to end poverty through open competition. Find out more about how our funding schemes work and the application processes
For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Kyrgyzstan, see our Development Tracker.
21 Boulevard Erkindik, Office 404
Tel: +996 (312) 303647