Kyrgyzstan and Estonia share a similar history; both gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 and have been affirming their national cultural identities ever since. In Kyrgyzstan, putting more power in the hands of the people and strengthening the country’s economy are of utmost importance. Estonia has been a development partner of Kyrgyzstan’s since 2002, with core projects aimed at developing education and entrepreneurship, promoting public health, supporting effective management, and implementing IT solutions.
ESTDEV has a strong background in sharing Estonian experience and best practices in the countries of the EU’s Eastern Partnership, including as a leader in large multi-million euro budget projects with international donors. This is especially relevant in Kyrgyzstan, where many countries are active partners in development cooperation. In Kyrgyzstan, Estonian experience and best practices are trusted, especially when it comes to involving civil society in local level decision-making, using digital solutions to simplify the lives of ordinary people, constructing communication practices with and among authorities, and using modern solutions (including digital skills) in vocational training and business.
Through development cooperation beginning in 2002, Estonia has invested nearly €1.7 million in Kyrgyzstan. During this period, 47 projects have been implemented.
Global Sustainable Development Goals in Kyrgyzstan
|Project||Project Dates||Project Implementer|
|Building a Transparent Future for Rural Communities via Digitalisation||01.12.2020–31.05.2023||ESTDEV|