DPI regularly conducts researches and develops analytical reports on some topics including:

  • Assessment of local services by citizens (citizen satisfaction survey) 
  • Content analysis of print mass-media of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and United States

Municipality magazine

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,  

Priority Rural Assessment (PRA )

Priority Rural Assessment (PRA )
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 Educational literature

Priority Rural Assessment (PRA ) - the first step to genuine partnership between citizens and local self-governments

  • What is a local self-governance?
  • Transparency and participation of citizens as an important principle of local self-government
  • Why is it beneficial to learn opinion of population?
  • Meaning of priority in the context of resource shortage
  • What is PRA?
  • PRA as part of citizens’ participation model in addressing issues of local significance in partnership with LSG
  • In which cases does LSG apply PRA?
  • Why can one trust in PRA results?
  • Example of PRA in solving the problems of rural community