Kyrgyzstan is one of Germany’s partner countries in the context of its international cooperation. GIZ has been implementing projects in this former Soviet republic, mainly on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), since the early 1990s.
Cooperation in the health system focuses on reproductive health and rights, the introduction of development partnerships with the private sector, and quality improvements in health services, particularly in the regions. GIZ’s programmes support health system development and the fight against drug use and drug trafficking.
GIZ’s other areas of activity in Kyrgyzstan are:
- improving primary and secondary education, reform of vocational training, training of managers
- legal and judicial reform
- transboundary dialogue on water resources management; support for sustainable natural resource management
- assisting the Ministry of Youth Affairs to improve the prospects for young people in disadvantaged and conflict-prone areas
- promoting civil society organisations through a fund for small-scale development projects
- support for the German minority.