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8 August 2017

REGIONAL MAPPING UPDATED WITH 42 NEW RULE OF LAW INITIATIVES

The mapping of rule of law initiatives funded by various donors in the Central Asian region has recently been updated and 42 new projects have been added to the existing project database. During Phase I, the Platform had identified 255 initiatives in the area of rule of law in Central Asia, including 45 in Kazakhstan, 72 in Kyrgyzstan, 88 in Tajikistan, 7 in Turkmenistan, 22 in Uzbekistan, plus 21 regional initiatives, i.e. projects implemented in more than one country.

The new update brings this total to 297. The new projects, 16 of which were still at the stage of forecast at the time of writing the present announcement, are being implemented in the following countries: 13 projects in Kazakhstan, 12 in the Kyrgyz Republic, 6 in Tajikistan, 5 in Turkmenistan and 7 projects being implemented in more than one country. No new national project for Uzbekistan has been recorded. The new projects are being financed by the following donors: EU (16), the US Agency for International Development (8), The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (4), the British Government (Foreign & Commonwealth Office/FCO or Department for International Development/DFID: 4), the US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (3), UNDP (2), UNODC (2), the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (1), the Open Society Foundation (1) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (1). Details about the new initiatives may be consulted on the Platform online database.