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Kyrgyzstan Review, 10 years ago




1. THE NATIONS DEVELOPMENT VISION

1.1. Vision Statement
 
The people of the Kyrgyz Republic aspire to create a unified and prosperous nation in which all members of society share fairly in the benefits derived from its political, social and economic development. To this end, the nation is undertaking a comprehensive approach to the renewal and development of its political institutions, its social fabric and its economic potential. Under this approach, the administration of the State - its laws and institutions - will be reformed in order to ensure that the State is managed effectively, and that democratic practices and the rule of law prevail. This will create the appropriate environment within which the political, social and economic well being of a democratic society can be promoted.
At the same time, every effort will be directed towards fundamentally improving the quality of life of all the people. Poverty must be eradicated. The old and infirm must be provided with an adequate degree of care and sustenance. Children must be guaranteed secure upbringing and education. The young must be given every opportunity to fulfil their potential as productive members of society. All capable men and women must be able to confidently pursue their legitimate life goals. These aspirations will be supported by broadly based economic development that will meet the current material needs of the nation while generating the capacity for sustaining growth and development into the future. The Republic will thus stand ready to meet the challenges of participation in global society.
The Comprehensive Development Framework has been adopted by the nation as its approach in the realization of this vision.
 
1.2. National Goals
 
The national vision is a set of national goals, which cumulatively determine the strategy of actions within the CDF.
The overarching goal of the CDF is to achieve political and social well being, economic prosperity of the people of Kyrgyzstan, together with freedom, human dignity and equal opportunities for all.
This can be broken down into three basic goals - effective and transparent state governance, a fair society providing human development and protection, and sustainable economic growth and development. Each of these basic goals comprises a number of subsidiary goals, as follows.
 
Effective and transparent state governance implies: 
democratic and open system of state governance;
independent, fair and competent judicial power;
professional, efficient and accountable civil service;
democratic institutions.
 
Fair society providing human development and protection implies: 
elimination or substantial reduction of poverty;
development of a targeted and effective system of social protection;
reduction of the overall unemployment level;
accessibility of health and education facilities;
development of science and culture.
 
Sustainable economic growth includes the following:
development of a market oriented economic system based on principles of private entreprise;
creation of market institutions and a system for efficient macroeconomic management;
development of an effective financial system;
dynamic development of the priority fields within the real sector of economy.
 
1.3. National Consensus
 
The following are recognized as the fundamental principles in selection of targets, identification of priorities, approaches and methods for development and implementation of the CDF:
- maximum involvement of representatives of all branches of the state power and civil society;
- harmonized joint actions, sharing authority and responsibility;
- transparency and accessibility of information on undertaken measures, comprehensive monitoring
and evaluation of the progress of implementation and achievements.
 
In preparation of the CDF these principles have been applied throughout 1999-2001 based on organization of numerous representative international workshops, round-tables and meetings, open hearings, consultations and discussions among the stakeholders, including representatives of donor countries and international organizations, as was regularly covered by mass media (See detailed information on participation of the civil society in the CDF program in Appendix H).
 
The national consensus will continue to be fostered during the actual implementation of the CDF process through a system of direct communication and feedback among implementers of specific programs with civil society representatives, as well as broad public awareness programs within the partnership and participation framework.