Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, May 27, 2014—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has helped organized a two-day workshop in order to simplify tax policy in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan and encourage regional economic development.
The Government of Switzerland is launching a new development program “BaI Alai - Business and Income generation Programme in Alai and Chon Alai”, in two districts of the Osh oblast in the Kyrgyz Republic. The program will be implemented by a consortium of organizations composed of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and Aga Khan Foundation in Kyrgyzstan.
Partnership between Kazakhstan and IFIs will manage US$ 2.7 billion funds will help EBRD increase own investment. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the government of Kazakhstan have agreed on a ground-breaking partnership that will boost investment and drive forward reforms in the country.
From May 22 to May 23 the Ministry of Emergency Situation of the Kyrgyz Republic and UNHCR – the UN Refugee agency conducted a joint simulation on mass influx of refugees in the southern oblast of Jalalabad.
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, May 22, 2014 – Government officials, international and non-governmental organizations, civil society experts and women leaders discussed the peacebuilding role of women at the national forum "Women’s Peace Initiatives" held in Bishkek on 22 May 2014.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Mr. Christian Beddies, visited Bishkek from May 6 to 16, 2014 to hold discussions for the sixth and final review under a three-year Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement (Press Release No. 11/245).
EBRD and NBK agree to sign two facilities for tenge equivalent of US$ 1 billion. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NBRK) have agreed on the steps that will significantly enhance the EBRD’s local currency financing capability.
The University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) awarded over $160,000 in grants to 14 accomplished fellows from Afghanistan, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic. Awarded in April 2014, the grants will support two-year research projects related to the development of mountain societies.
A new energy efficient hotel in Bishkek. The EBRD is responding to increasing demand for local support of small companies and entrepreneurs as well as development of local tourism infrastructure in the Kyrgyz Republic by co-financing a reconstruction of new Hotel City in the capital of the country.
GENEVA (15 May 2014) – Marking International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO-T), a group of international and regional human rights experts* call on States to end discrimination and address violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals and those who advocate for their rights.