National Human Development Report of the Kyrgyz Republic 2012
This cover page symbolizes the role of local government as a basic part of the system of governance in the Kyrgyz Republic, which is the closest to people. It represents a tight link between the local government and conditions for human development, including the traditions and origin of power in Kyrgyzstan, which is vested in its people.The author of the original poster, which was used to develop this publication’s cover, Aibek Eshaliev, is a participant of a contest of posters and photographs entitled ‘Live here and now!’ organized in 2011 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Kyrgyz Republic and by the Soros–Kyrgyzstan Foundation and the Development Policy Institute (as part of the “Voice of citizens and local government accountability: the budget process” project sponsored by the Government of Switzerland). This contest provided an opportunity for all residents in Kyrgyzstan – regardless of their age, sex, ethnic origin and place of residence – to visualize their attitude of the local government, their expectations and role in local community development, and human development through the prism of the local government.
The information campaign to promote the National Human Development Reportin the KyrgyzRepublic for 2012 began in 2011 and will go on until the end of 2013. This campaign includes television programmes, e-mails, articles, presentations, lectures and poster and photograph contests.
This Report is published in Kyrgyz, Russian and English, and is a serves as a channel for the idea of human development in the whole territory of Kyrgyzstan and worldwide. This Report persuasively proves the existence of a direct correlation between local government and the level of human development in the Kyrgyz Republic. This Report, for the first time, considers the local government not only as part of the governance system, but also as the environment for human development.
PREPARATION GROUP FOR THE NATIONAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT FOR 2012
The main partner for UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic in the process of writing of this Report was the Development Policy Institute (hereinafter – DPI) in Kyrgyzstan. The report writing process was an open one, it involved experts from Kyrgyzstan and abroad. DPI authors’ group prepared the text of the Report, calculated the indices and coordinated and processed the survey data for the population and local government. The Group of Experts helped to prepare the Report and provided valuable critical remarks. The UNDP Regional Centre in Bratislava provided valuable methodological assistance, in particular, in the calculation of the indices at the local level. The text of this Report was reviewed by the Group of Experts, coordinators and UNDP Project Managers in Kyrgyzstan, as well as bythe UNDP Regional Centre in Bratislava.
Head of the Authors’ Group:
Nadezhda DOBRETSOVA, Chairman of the Board of DPI
Authors Group from DPI:
Group of Experts:
Consultations provided by:
Mikhail PELEAH, the UNDP Regional Bureau in Bratislava for Europe and CIS countries
The UNDP Regional Bureau in Bratislava for Europe and CIS countries,
Human Development Office headed by Andrei IVANOV
Information and communication:
Nadezhda DOBRETSOVA, DPI
Jyldyz KUVATOVA, UNDP Kyrgyzstan
Kairatbek MURZAKIMOV, UNDP Kyrgyzstan
Nurgul JAMANKULOVA, DPI
Preparation, editing, translation, budget, administering:
Pall Jonathan OTTO
Analysis and policy recommendations of this Report do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme, its programmes/ projects or the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Report is an independent publication commissioned by UNDP. The research and writing of the Report was a collaborative effort by the group of authors, a group of experts and consultants, as well as the result of discussions with government representatives of the national and provincial levels, nongovernmental organizations, local self-governance, local communities and mass media held during its research and development phase.
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