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UNDP in Kyrgyzstan

UNDP and the UN

UNDP and the UN

Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals.


United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is the result of an ongoing consultative process intended to analyze how the United Nations can most effectively respond to the Kyrgyz Republic’s national priorities and needs in a transitional context that has been affected by conflict.

In 2016, the UN system in Kyrgyzstan in cooperation with its national partners worked out strategic directions of cooperation with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). The consultations held for four months where representatives of the ministries, the President’s Administration, the Office of the Prime Minister, MPs, and civil society organizations identified four priority areas:

  1. Sustainable and inclusive economic growth, industrial, rural and agricultural development, food security and nutrition;
  2. Good Governance and the rule of law;
  3. Environment, climate change, and disaster risk management;
  4. Social Protection, Health and Education.

In all four, the United Nations Country Team offers comparative advantages with regard to achieving further tangible progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, drawing on its values, successful global knowledge base, best practices and lessons learnt; its strong normative mandate and track record in the Kyrgyz Republic; its neutrality; and its ability to encourage efficient coordination and facilitate accountability among donors.

In May 2017, the UNDAF was signed by the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. Please download document here.

The previous priority areas have been Peace and CohesionEffective Democratic Governance, and Human Rights, including deepening State-building, security and justice for all; Social Inclusion and Equity, encompassing issues of social protection, food security, education and health; and Inclusive and Sustainable Job-Rich Growth for Poverty Reduction, with particular attention to women and youth, as well as to vulnerable groups and disaster-prone communities.