28 February 2018
NEW UPDATE OF THE REGIONAL MAPPING OF RULE OF LAW INITIATIVES
On 28 February 2018, a new version of the Mapping of rule of law projects in Central Asia funded by all international and Central Asian donors, has been published on the Rule of Law Platform database . A search engine enables to identify projects based on the following criteria: country of implementation, main focus area, funding donor, project status (completed, on-going or forecast).
The new version of the Mapping features 24 new initiatives, of which 11 are operational and 13 have been completed. Geographically, 8 projects are being or have been implemented in Kazakhstan, 6 in the Kyrgyz Republic, 4 in Turkmenistan, 3 in Tajikistan, 2 in Uzbekistan and 1 is a multi-country project implemented in all five countries.
Of the newly-identified initiatives, 14 have received UNDP funding (except one project entirely funded by the Government of Kazakhstan and another mostly financed by other donors), 2 by the European Union, 2 by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), 2 by the British Government (Foreign & Commonwealth Office/FCO or Department for International Development (DFID), 1 by the Open Society Foundation, 1 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, 1 by the United National Peace Building Support Office/Peace Building Fund (UNPBSO/PBF), and 1 by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
The new version of the Mapping brings the total number of rule of law initiatives in Central Asia to: 321, of which 133 have been implemented in Tajikistan, 103 in the Kyrgyz Republic, 82 in Kazakhstan, 43 in Uzbekistan and 32 in Turkmenistan. The presence of multi-country projects explains the difference between the overall number of initiatives and the total of country projects.
By subject-matter, the bulk of newly-identied initiatives focus on human rights (7), while 3 concern judicial reform, 3 democracy, 2 training, 2 alternative dispute resolution, 2 access to justice, 2 prisons, 1 civil law, 1 lawyers and 1 women’s rights.