DECEMBER 12, 2022 – More than 1000 people attended cultural events dedicated to fighting gender-based violence in 21 municipalities across the Kyrgyz Republic. Local governments announced a drawing contest among school children and hosted theatrical performances focused on domestic violence.
Nearly 200,000 low-income individuals in the Kyrgyz Republic were able to improve their homes over the last decade with support from an initiative developed by IFC, local microfinance organizations, and financial support from the Swiss Government.
Washington, D.C., November 15, 2022 — To help build the digital economy in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Pakistan, IFC has launched a new $225 million platform to strengthen venture capital ecosystems and invest in early-stage companies addressing development challenges through technological innovations in climate, health care, education, agriculture, e-commerce, and other sectors.
The international nursing forum called “The future of nursing and midwifery in the Kyrgyz Republic. Prospects for integration into the international professional space” has started today in Bishkek. The event is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Nurses Professional Association of the Kyrgyz Republic.
On October 27, the opening ceremony of the Altyn Balalyk kindergarten in Issyk-Ata rayon of Chui province took place following its retrofitting.
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, October 26, 2022—IFC is providing financing to microfinance company Elet-Capital in the Kyrgyz Republic to increase access to finance for women-owned microenterprises (WMEs) and micro housing in rural areas of the country.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, September 21, 2022— Amid overlapping global crises, IFC continues to focus its efforts on leveraging the private sector for inclusive and sustainable development in Central Asia. In fiscal year 2022, which ended on June 30, IFC provided $468 million in Central Asia aimed at expanding access to finance, improving infrastructure and connectivity, and addressing climate change, in line with IFC’s strategic priorities in the region. That work came alongside milestone advisory engagements to bolster key sectors, like agriculture and energy, structure public-private partnerships, and promote gender diversity.
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, September 6, 2022—IFC signed an agreement with one of the Kyrgyz Republic’s leading financial institutions, Demir Kyrgyz International Bank (DemirBank), to help channel funding to smaller businesses across the country, including those owned by women. The initiative is part of a larger effort by IFC to spur economic growth and support small-scale entrepreneurs, who often struggle to secure the loans they need to expand their businesses.
On July 26, 2022, at 16:00, winners of the competition "Best Quality Committee of primary health care facilities" will be awarded at the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Today, on July 19, 2022, the Acting Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic Zharkynbek Kasymbekov and the Swiss Ambassador Olivier Bangerter signed an agreement for Phase II of the Swiss project to prevent and manage noncommunicable diseases.