Information resource on donors activities
in the Kyrgyz Republic




Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Broad-based expertise for sustainable development
The services delivered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft f?r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German federal enterprise for international cooperation) draw on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We are also engaged in international education work around the globe.

Tailored services
We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development. To ensure the participation of all stakeholders, we apply a holistic approach based on the values and principles upheld in German society. This is how we facilitate change and empower people to take ownership of their own sustainable development processes. In doing this, we are always guided by the concept of sustainable development, and take account of political, economic, social and ecological factors. We support our partners at local, regional, national and international level in designing strategies and meeting their policy goals.

Developing solutions
GIZ operates in many fields: economic development and employment promotion; governance and democracy; security, reconstruction, peacebuilding and civil conflict transformation; food security, health and basic education; and environmental protection, resource conservation and climate change mitigation. We also support our partners with management and logistical services, and act as an intermediary, balancing diverse interests in sensitive contexts. In crises, we carry out refugee and emergency aid programmes.

Through programmes for integrated and returning experts, we place managers and specialist personnel in key positions in partner countries. We also promote networking and dialogue among actors in international cooperation.

Who we work for
Most of our work is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries – including the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, at alias – as well as German states and municipalities, and public and private sector clients in Germany and abroad. These include the governments of other countries, the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank. We work closely with the private sector and promote synergies between the development and foreign trade sectors.

Global reach – the company at a glance
GIZ operates throughout Germany and in around 120 countries worldwide. Our registered offices are in Bonn and Esсhborn. We have more than 19,000 staff across the globe, some 70 per cent of whom are employed locally as national personnel. There are also around 1,000 development advisors working for GIZ.

GIZ in Kyrgyzstan
GIZ has been active in Kyrgyzstan since 1992. GIZ employs close to 190 people (February 2020), including 145 local staff. Bishkek is the location of GIZ‘s country office for Kyrgyzstan.

On-going projects, implemented by GIZ:

Sustainable economic development

Promotion of sustainable economic development
Support of regional economic cooperation in Central Asia 

Integrated Rural Development 

Good Governance

Promotion of the Rule of Law in Central Asia

Natural Resources

Sustainable land use for economic development in Central Asia
Transboundary water management in Central Asia

Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change in High Mountainous Regions of Central Asia

Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Reduction through Community-based Management of Walnut Forests and Pastures 


Promotion of Perinatal Health

Education and Labour Market

Professional education in Central Asia

Promotion of Employment and Vocational Qualification
Prospects for Youth

National Minorities

National Minorities in Middle Asia

For details of GIZ programs and activities worldwide, please visit GIZ website at

Country Director GIZ in Kyrgyzstan: Mr. Viktor Wetzel

Contact person: Serafima Kaliuzhnaia, Assistant to the Country Director
22, Erkindik boulevard
Bishkek, 720040
Tel:  (+996 312)909070,  909082
Fax: (+996 312) 909080
Business Hours:8.30-5.30 Monday-Friday