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Boosting Economic Growth and Welfare: The Kyrgyz Republic Gender Assessment

March 23, 2023

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic


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  • This Gender Assessment Roundtable served as an opportunity to present the findings of the Country Gender Assessment and exchange views on addressing gender gaps and policy issues necessary for improving women’s economic empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic. Gender equality is central to the World Bank Group’s goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity in an inclusive, sustainable manner. The objective of the Country Gender Assessment is to provide an up-to-date, holistic reference on the state of women and men in the Kyrgyz Republic as well as to provide recommendations to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic and the World Bank on promoting gender equality in human capital, economic opportunities, and the dimensions of voice and agency.

    The Economic Policy Research Institute also presented on the Women's Entrepreneurship Index as a tool to monitor the development of female entrepreneurship across the country’s regions.

    Participants agreed to coordinate their efforts and improve the implementation of programs and policies to close the main gender gaps in the Kyrgyz Republic.

    This Roundtable was organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic, and chaired by Mr. Almaz Isanov, Head of the Political and Economic Research Department, Administration of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.  The event brought together a wide range of stakeholders including high-level participants such as: Ms. Vinera Raimbachaeva, Member of Parliament, Head of the Social Policy Committee; Ms. Janyl Alybaeva, Deputy Minister of Labor, Social Security and Migration; Mr. Tchoro Seitov, First Deputy Minister of Economy and Commerce; Mr. Abakirov Malik-Aydar, Chairman of the Guarantee Fund; Ms. Charlotte Surun OBE, Charge’ d’Affaires, UK Embassy; and Ms. Ulziisuren Jamsran, UN Women Representative to the Kyrgyz Republic. Other participants represented the Administration of the President, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, FCDO, ADB, the UN, other international organizations, the private sector, and civil society.