DPI is the Kyrgyz a not profit and non-government organization uniting experts that have many years of well recognized experiences in the sphere of: various fields of legislation, reforms of public and municipal management, local self-governance (LSG) and community development; and mass communication.
Our mission: promoting local communities and governments in the implementation of the human right and opportunity to live with dignity.
Sphere of activities
What we believe?
We believe that Kyrgyzstan is a strong, rich and independent country with bright future, the country with capacities necessary to create the best conditions for human development. We believe that unified multi-ethnic people of Kyrgyzstan are carriers of the best features of human civilization – kindness, compassion, hospitality, love of nature, self-sacrifice in the name of lofty goals. Citizens of Kyrgyzstan can and love to learn, generate ideas, create and master technologies, ready to share experience and perceive the best of other nation’s achievements, appreciate open and friendly relationships with close and distant neighbors.
We believe that local communities of Kyrgyzstan are an unlimited source of country development, keepers of best traditions of various ethnic groups and the cornerstone for creation of future of the united Kyrgyzstan. Despite the hardships of the transition period Local communities of Kyrgyzstan keep creating spiritual and material values, remain being an unlimited source of life, hope and faith in the future.
We believe that local self-government is not just part of the government system of our country, that it is something even more important and comprehensive then just a government body. From the birth to the last breathe each citizen of Kyrgyz Republic lives in a city or a village (local community/commune), and this resident governs his/her community though local self-government bodies, thus contributing to adequate environment for human development. We believe that local self-government is a wide range of edges of human life, including both: simple domestic services, infrastructure and managerial aspects; and the highest category of values: culture, education and spirituality.
We believe that choice made by Kyrgyzstan towards decentralization and local self-government development was the only right decision. We believe that experience gained during the past years is not disappearing but accumulating and enriches future generations of local communities. We believe that strong local self-government will bring to Kyrgyzstan stability of community, stability of state, harmonious development of every individual, economic growth, and recognition in the international arena.
We believe that our efforts in local community development to engage citizens in solving issues of local importance bring practical results and help building democracy in Kyrgyzstan; that initiatives originated in and by communities are effective. We believe that Human being is center, resource and goal of any development activities.
DPI regularly conducts researches and develops analytical reports on some topics including:
DPI also periodically evaluates various aspects of municipal government, public and municipal services, and other areas. In researches DPI uses the whole range of instruments, including innovation, such as the Index of local self-government and Municipal capacity index of social justice.
Popular scientific bilingual (Kyrgyz and Russian) monthly magazine Municipality is founded and published by DPI at its own expense with financial support of donor organizations. Distributed free of charge throughout the country to LSGs, public institutions, universities, libraries, mass media and community organizations. Number of printed copies varies from 1000 to 3000 copies.
Concept of the magazine is based on understanding of a municipality as unity of territories, population residing on this territory and LSG bodies. This concept allows to affect wide variety of topics related to regional development, life of communities and a person; and municipal management. All editions of the magazine are available at the DPI website of www.dpi.kg and www.municipalitet.kg
Advantages and opportunities
DPI is founded by experts in the sphere of regional development, having huge experience in the sphere of LSG and communication. In 2012 twenty five permanent expert and 15 temporary experts are involved in implementation of projects. DPI has good experience in conducting conferences with total number of up to 500 people, in organizing study tours on exchange of experience and trainings, in conducting competitions, tenders, information campaigns, research and expertise and other events. Advantages and opportunities of the productive team of DPI are: