Kyrgyzstan Electoral Support Programme (KESP)


The programme aims at promoting fair, inclusive, transparent and peaceful elections in Kyrgyzstan by building technical capacities and expertise of key institutions responsible for administering elections and by empowering Kyrgyz citizens, including underrepresented groups like women, youth, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities, to participate and exercise their electoral rights.

 

 

 

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Kirghizistan
Governance
Élections
Participation démocratique et société civile
01.05.2020 - 31.12.2021
CHF 1'500'000
Contexte

Over the last two decades Kyrgyzstan has been aspiring to consolidate and advance its progress as a lower-middle-income country and as a parliamentary democracy. Following a period of turmoil and complex social, economic and political changes, the adoption of the 2010 constitution ushered in a period of growing stability.

Parliamentary elections in 2011 and 2015 have built the foundation for improved governance. The 2017 presidential elections further increased the trust in the electoral results and saw the second peaceful transfer of power. However, in the past, elections at times happened to result in social unrest in Kyrgyzstan, and many of the root causes of such unrest are still present today and remain a serious concern for coming elections.

Objectifs

Kyrgyzstan holds credible and legitimate elections in accordance with internationally recognized standards; and builds a sustainable institutional capacity to organize democratic elections that are genuine and periodic and have confidence of the contending parties and the electorate.

 
Groupes cibles

At the level of authorities: the Central Election Commission and its Civic Education Centre, security forces and criminal justice actors (judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers).

At society level: civil society, media, local observers, individual citizens and voters, especially women, young people, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, migrants.

 
Effets à moyen terme

Enhance the transparency and inclusiveness of the electoral process in the Kyrgyz Republic through enhanced electoral operations and modernized IT system, improved security and intensified public participation.

 
Résultats

Principaux résultats attendus:  

1. The integrity, efficiency and inclusiveness of the electoral operations are enhanced

2. The capacity of the key national partners (Central Election Commission and its territorial commissions) in conducting public outreach and external communication, including engagement with civil society, media and other key electoral stakeholders, and empowerment of women as voters and eligible candidates, is enhanced

3. Conflict mitigation mechanisms to support the peaceful conduct of elections are enhanced

 


Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération avec l'Europe de l'Est
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement


Autres partenaires

Central Election Commission and other state actors involved in the electoral process Development Policy Institute and other civil society, media, development partners

 

 

 
Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

 

SDC projects: “Strong and Inclusive Parliamentary Democracy” (SIPD); “Voice and Accountability” (VAP); “Public Service Improvement (PSI)”.

 

 

Other projects: “Strengthening inclusiveness of the electoral process” implemented by the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) and cofunded by SDC; electoral assistance of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and various projects funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by organizations such as International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), National Democratic Institute (NDI) and International Republican Institute (IRI).

 
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   1'500'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   1'125'000
Phases du projet Phase 1 01.05.2020 - 31.12.2021   (Phase en cours)