National ownership and equal partnerships are the foundation for UNDP operations on the ground. UNDP ensures that the design and implementation of all programmes and projects responds to national priorities and that they remain flexible to respond to emerging needs. All UNDP programmes and projects have national partners, government bodies that work in related sectors.
In line with global practice, UNDP provides assistance to Kyrgyzstan in the form of grant financing only. In addition to our “core” resources, we emphasize identification of external funding for the host country from various sources, including UN member states, UN trust funds, bilateral donors, international financial organizations and foundations. Specifically, UNDP strives to attract new or additional grant funding for Kyrgyzstan in areas where the national strategy and the UNDP mandate overlap.
Currently, UNDP in Kyrgyzstan works with its national partners based on the new UN Development Assistance Framework and the Country Programme Document (2012-2016) that were developed in partnership with the government, consultation with civil society and UN system. It is well aligned with national priorities, such as maintaining interethnic harmony and public security, socio-economic development, reducing unemployment, public administration reform and environment protection. UNDP efforts will focus on capacity development support to institutions and communities, as well as by the use of analytical tools (NHDRs and MDG reports), following a human rights-, and gender equality-based approaches. It also incorporates youth issues as a cross-cutting component to enhance development outcomes for youth in different sectors.
UNDP has strong partnerships with a range of key government institutions including: