Find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with.
The Department for International Development (DFID) closed on 2 September 2020 and merged with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to create the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
Information on this page may not be current or correct. Up to date Information on development work in Kyrgyzstan is available on this page
Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan face many challenges in what is a fragile region. These include inter-ethnic tensions, conflict over water resources, and deteriorating security along the Tajik-Afghan border. The region is strategically placed between Russia and China. It is in the UK’s interests that these fragile states are supported to be successful, prosperous and stable. In 2014, 30% of Kyrgyzstan’s population and 32% of Tajikistan’s population still lived below the poverty line. Since then, both countries’ economies have been adversely affected by internal and external shocks, including the economic downturn in Russia. Reliance on remittances, lack of economic diversity and the slow pace of reform threaten growth and risk economic and political reversal.
To find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with please read the full country profile for Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Kyrgyzstan, see:
- Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector
- International Development Funding finder tool for funding opportunities by country, sector and organisation type
- Research for Development Outputs for outputs from DFID funded research projects and programmes