Estonia has supported Kyrgyzstan since 2002. The largest projects have been aimed at 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. 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, communication with authorities, and the use of modern solutions (including digital skills) in vocational training and business.

Since 2002, Estonian development cooperation has supported Kyrgyzstan in the amount of nearly 1.7 million euros. During this period, 47 projects have been implemented in Kyrgyzstan. As of September 1, 2022, there is one ongoing project in Kyrgyzstan.

Global Sustainable Development Goals in Kyrgyzstan

Priority Areas of Estonian Development Cooperation in Kyrgyzstan

  • Reduction of poverty – developing the business environment; promoting entrepreneurial activity and the development of a start-up community; creating a competitive support system for start-up companies.
  • Education – developing the digital skills of young people and women in rural areas; increasing their participation in business and local decision-making processes.
  • Democracy and good governance – reducing the cost for citizens to communicate with government agencies; improving the administrative efficiency of the government; increasing the transparency of government agencies; increasing trust in the government; contributing to the fight against corruption.

Relevant Documents

Ongoing projects in Kyrgyzstan

Project Project Dates Project Implementer
Building Transparent Future for Rural Communities via Digitalisation 01.12.2020–31.05.2023 ESTDEV