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Kyrgyz Republic fast facts

Joined:

2016

Key cross-sectoral policies

National Sustainable Development Strategy 2018-2023

Sustainable Development Strategy 2040

Key thematic and sectoral focuses in 2017:

Green jobs

IGE learning

IGE awareness raising

PAGE's support to the Kyrgyz Republic contributes to the achievement of the following SDGs:

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SDG goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Overview

The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic is committed to:

  • reversing environmental degradation trends and
  • capturing opportunities for economic growth that is both inclusive and sustainable.

The need to transition to more sustainable development pathways through advancement of green economy approaches has been recognized as a national priority in various policy frameworks.

The Kyrgyz Republic was welcomed as PAGE partner country in 2016. 

 Progress in 2017: A Snapshot

The road towards a Green Economy

The country’s  National Sustainable Development Strategy is currently being updated for the 2018-2023 period in line with SDGs.

A long-term Sustainable Development Strategy for 2040 is also being developed.

PAGE is supporting the country in developing:

  • Green Economy Policy Document and Action Plan including a sustainable finance roadmap
  • Green Economy Learning Needs Assessment
  • Green Jobs Skills Assessment.

Looking Forward: A Green Economy Action Plan

Kyrgyz Republic will be drafting a Green Economy Policy Document and Action Plan to complement the National Sustainable Development Strategy 2018-2023 and the Vision 2040.

These will integrate SDGs and gender into national economic and development planning, and will be accompanied by a sustainable finance roadmap.

PAGE has supported the Ministry of Economy to establish an expert group for drafting the document and related stakeholder consultations.

Taking Stock: A Green Economy Inventory

A stocktaking report was developed in 2017 which outlines the country’s:

  • macro-economic performance
  • opportunities for sectoral reforms
  • innovation strategies
  • regulatory frameworks

The report and accompanying stakeholder consultations informs the design of the 2040 Sustainable Development Vision and the 2018-2023 National Sustainable Development Strategy.

Study visit to Mongolia

A South-South Cooperation project between the Kyrgyz Republic and Mongolia has been forged to strengthen a mutual exchange on green economy policy development and practices between the two countries.

A two week study visit to Mongolia during in 2017 provided the Kyrgyz counterparts with an effective, concrete and working concept of green economy.

Mongolian policy makers and business men shared their experience in the Green Economy Forum in Bishkek.

Green economy thought exchange

A Green Economy Forum From Theory to Practice - Possibilities for Business led by the Ministry of Economy and the GIZ Sustainable Economic Development Programme was held in Bishek in 2017.

The Forum brought together the representatives of private sector, government, civil society, financial institutions and development partners.

How does PAGE's work in Kyrgyz Republic meet its objectives?