WB Country Manager: Mr. Alex Kremer
Information contact: Dinara Akmatbekova, Communication Specialist
214, Moskovskaya Str.
Tel: +996 (312) 352995, 313105, 312896
Fax: +996 (312) 352994
Business Hours: 9.00-6.00 Monday-Friday
The World Bank
The World Bank is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for transition and developing countries. Its primary focus is on helping the poorest people and the poorest countries. The Bank's Mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results.
The World Bank was established concurrently with the International Monetary Fund following the resolution of the United Nations International Bretton-Woods Conference in 1944. Since 1946, the World Bank has been operating as a specialized financial institution of the United Nations, with headquarters in Washington D.C. and country offices in over 100 countries around the world, including the office in the Kyrgyz Republic.
The Kyrgyz Republic joined the World Bank in 1992. The World Bank is one of the largest sources of development assistance to the Kyrgyz Republic. The Bank's program of assistance supports the country's broad vision for its development spelled out in the Country Development Strategy. Since 1992, the World Bank’s commitments to the country have totaled over US$832 million for 43 projects.
The Kyrgyz Republic borrows from the World Bank on highly concessional terms – no interest, and only a 0.75% service charge. Credits are repayable in 40 years, including a 10-year grace period, while grants require no repayment. From 2003 to mid-2005, half of the World Bank’s assistance to the Kyrgyz Republic was in grant form. Effective July 2005, the Bank provides all funding to the Kyrgyz Republic on a grant basis.
Full information about the World Bank in the Kyrgyz Republic is available at www.worldbank.org.kg