Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance*
Fiscal Year (FY) 2007: $34.2 Million (M) ($30.2M FSA, $4.0M Other)
Estimate FY 2008: $30.6M ($25.05M FSA, $5.6M Other)**
Assistance Goals: The United States (U.S.) supports efforts by the Kyrgyz Republic to strengthen its economic development with a transparent government. U.S. Government (USG) assistance supports the reforms necessary to develop democratic institutions and create greater economic opportunity.
Areas of Focus (Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance):
Peace and Security (PS): FY 2007: $3.9M; Est. FY 2008: $6.2M
- Improve the professionalism of the Kyrgyz Traffic Police and increase the transparency of the law-enforcement departments;
- Build the capacity of the Kyrgyz Armed Forces and increase interoperability with Western defense forces;
- Combat transnational crime, human trafficking and drug smuggling.
Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD) FY 2007: $9.8M; Est. FY 2008: $10.8M
- Improve the environment for human rights work, increase civic advocacy and strengthen independent analysis to expand the debate on human rights;
- Increase access to objective information through television and the Internet;
- Strengthen citizens' abilities to work with their local governments to address community priorities;
- In addition to Foreign Operations Assistance, during FY 2008 and FY 2009, the Millennium Challenge Account threshold program, valued at $16M, will support anti-corruption efforts and strengthen the rule of law.***
Investing in People (IIP): FY 2007: $5.6M; Est. FY 2008: $4.5M
- Improve HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis care by supporting physician training, improving diagnosis and treatment protocols;
- Support primary health care system reforms to provide higher quality care;
- Increase public access to family planning and reproductive health care;
- Work to improve the quality and relevance of basic education and support the development of the American University of Central Asia.
Economic Growth (EG): FY 2007: $11.8M; Est. FY 2008: $8.3M
- Support the economic foundation for macroeconomic growth by building the Ministry of Finance’s institutional capacity;
- Encourage private sector competitiveness and an open business environment;
- Facilitate Kyrgyz participation in a regional electricity and energy market;
- Improve agricultural productivity by using a value chain approach;
- Support microcredit access to small businesses.
Humanitarian Assistance (HA): FY 2007: $0.75M; Est. FY 2008: $0.70M
- In FY 2007, the USG provided medical supplies and donated food and other supplies valued at $32.6M to the most vulnerable populations of the Kyrgyz Republic.
- The Kyrgyz Drug Control Agency seized over 700 kilograms of drugs, including 135 kilograms of opium and heroin;
- Commercial bank deposits increased by 45% from 2006 to 2007;
- 275 village health committees formed to improve the quality of health care in their communities.
*Division J of the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Act: Department of State Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008, including: FSA, CSH, NADR, IMET and FMF.
**Estimate from FY 2009 Congressional Budget Justification; Website: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/101440.pdf.
Kyrgyz Rep.: Est. FY 2008 USD Thousands
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Non-proliferation, Anti-terrorism, De-mining and Related Programs (NADR):
International Military Education and Training (IMET):
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