Duration: Sep. 2021 – Sep. 2025
Budget: $4.9 million
Implementation partner: Development Policy Institute (DPI)
Key partners: East-West Management Institute/ Union of Local Self-Governments/ Local Governance Academy of Central Asia/ Civil Initiative on Internet Policy/ Civic Participation Fund/ Interbilim-Osh/ Alliance for Promotion of Civil Initiatives
Activity location: Jalal-Abad, Issyk-Kul, Naryn and Osh oblasts
USAID contact: Timurlan Baiserkeev, firstname.lastname@example.org
DPI contact: Sabina Gradwal, email@example.com
Successful Aimak 2 aims to improve the well-being of citizens by improving the quality of public services provided by local governments. Over four years, the project will assist 50 municipalities in the Jalal-Abad, Issyk-Kul, Naryn, and Osh oblasts of Kyrgyzstan.
The project’s work to improve local public service delivery will focus on the following three objectives:
Successful Aimak 2 supports the Kyrgyz Government’s Civic Identity Concept, in particular the Goal 4: Equal conditions in access to governance and decision-making processes.
EXPECTED IMPACT AND RESULTS
Better Management Practices
Through partnership with Successful Aimak 2, municipalities will receive training and mentorship to improve management practices. The project’s support will enable them to expand key municipal services, such as water supply, waste removal, as well as to improve the work of sports and culture facilities, and public parks.
More Sustainable Public Services
The project will help municipalities introduce new approaches to sustainably funding public services, such as calculating sustainable tariffs, judiciously increasing tax or fee revenues, partnering with local entrepreneurs, and using IT solutions to facilitate service payments.
Services that Meet Citizen’s Needs
The project will work with groups of active citizens in target municipalities to provide feedback about the quality of municipal services. Successful Aimak 2 will also support citizen engagement in determining how and where services are delivered and in overseeing local government budgets.
Strengthened Women’s Leadership at the Local Level
The project will support local women’s leadership by training and mentoring new women local councilors and supporting women-led committees for the protection of domestic violence. The project will also train a group of local self-government gender experts, who will work with municipalities and national policy-makers to ensure services meet the needs of both men and women.
Best Practices and New Management Tools Available to All Local Self Governments
Successful Aimak 2 will bring municipalities together to exchange their experiences and best practices in service delivery at national and regional events and study tours. The project will support local governments to work together to find and implement the best solutions to local challenges. At the national level, the project will partner with the Kyrgyz government and civil society to support practical measures and legislative initiatives to strengthen local government management and service delivery.