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Kyrgyz Republic country strategic plan (2023–2027)

Operation ID: KG02

CSP approved at EB November 2022 session

The Kyrgyz Republic has made great strides towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, with significant improvements in primary and secondary education and a notable reduction in poverty and stunting. However, the country remains highly dependent on food imports and remittances, and faces increasing risks from national and regional instability and climate-related shocks. The conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine is likely to have a spillover effect in the Kyrgyz Republic, limiting growth and purchasing power. Building on the progress made and mindful of the fragility of certain development achievements, WFP’s country strategic plan for 2023–2027 seeks to strengthen and sustain the country’s social and disaster risk management systems while maintaining capacity for crisis response.

The country strategic plan for 2023–2027 is structured to reflect the key priorities of the Kyrgyz Government, including the expansion of social protection during crises, and seeks to enhance access to healthy diets, rural development, disaster risk management and climate change adaptation through a “leave no one behind” and nutrition-centred approach.

WFP will contribute to the United Nations sustainable development cooperation framework through the following four country strategic plan outcomes, leveraging its comparative advantages in the Kyrgyz Republic:

➢ Outcome 1: By 2027, food-insecure and vulnerable populations in the Kyrgyz Republic have enhanced access to diversified employment, income opportunities and human capital development.

➢ Outcome 2: Vulnerable populations in crisis-affected areas in the Kyrgyz Republic can meet their food and nutrition needs, enabling early recovery during and in the aftermath of crises.

➢ Outcome 3: By 2027, vulnerable communities in the Kyrgyz Republic exposed to the impacts of climate variability and change are better able to cope with shocks and benefit from more resilient food systems.

➢ Outcome 4: By 2027, schools in the Kyrgyz Republic have strengthened capacity to provide healthy meals to children and create sustainable school feeding solutions for improved health, nutrition, education and food security outcomes.

WFP will build on the achievements under the country strategic plan for 2018–2022 and leverage its core competencies in warehousing, food safety, smallholder market access, and innovative and private sector-oriented solutions including insurance and digital public goods. Capacity strengthening activities at the institutional, community and individual levels will be mainstreamed to increase sustainability.

WFP will also strengthen research, assessments, monitoring and evaluation, both internally and in support of national systems, to help ensure that WFP and government programmes target people in vulnerable situations and meet their needs in a holistic, efficient and timely manner.

Building on the 2021 United Nations food systems summit dialogues facilitated by the Rome-based agencies and nutrition and social protection assessments conducted with the United Nations Children's Fund in 2021 and 2022, WFP will strengthen key partnerships within the United Nations country team and other actors, including civil society actors, private sector entities and national institutions, to ensure that approaches piloted jointly are sustainably brought to scale within national systems.