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Kyrgyz Republic Design Report 2018-2020

The Kyrgyz Republic’s first OGP action plan contains 18 commitments across nine different thematic areas, ranging from open data to political financing and fiscal transparency. Active participation of civil society contributed to the design of ambitious commitments. Going forward, the Kyrgyz Republic could strengthen outreach to wider civil society and facilitate more meaningful engagement of public administration to ensure effective implementation of commitments.

Table 1. At a glance

Participating since: 2017

Action plan under review: 2018-2020

Report type: Design

Number of commitments: 18

Action plan development

Is there a multi-stakeholder forum?  Yes

Level of public influence: Collaborate

Acted contrary to OGP process: No

Action plan design

Commitments relevant to OGP values: 17 (94%)

Transformative commitments: 0 (0%)

Potentially starred commitments: 0(0%)

Action plan implementation

Starred commitments: N/A

Completed commitments: N/A

Commitments with Major DIOG*: N/A

Commitments with Outstanding DIOG*: N/A


*DIOG: Did it Open Government?

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a global partnership that brings together government reformers and civil society leaders to create action plans that make governments more inclusive, responsive, and accountable. The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) monitors all action plans to ensure governments follow through on commitments. The Kyrgyz Republic joined OGP in 2017. This report evaluates the design of the Kyrgyz Republic’s first action plan.

General overview of action plan

Through developing the country’s first OGP action plan, the Kyrgyz Republic showed evidence of strong performance in several areas of the OGP process. The Kyrgyz Republic established a well-functioning multi-stakeholder forum, compliant with OGP Participation and Co-Creation Standards, while also achieving “Collaborate” on the spectrum of participation during the development of the action plan. Going forward, however, the Kyrgyz Republic could strengthen outreach and awareness efforts, in order to ensure that a wider cross-section of society is able to participate and contribute meaningfully to the identification of priorities and the development of the action plan.

Nevertheless, the Kyrgyz Republic’s first national action plan for 2018–2020 generally emerged as an ambitious endeavor, aspiring to change ‘business as to usual’ in a number of policy areas of national importance and to make the government more inclusive, responsive, and accountable. A total of 21 state entities are proposed be formally involved in the implementation of the action plan, which stands to represent positive government involvement in the process.

The 18 commitments included in the action plan cover a wide range of thematic areas, with particular focus on opening data, including in the education and health sectors. While the IRM finds that 17 out of the 18 commitments are relevant to OGP values, no commitment was found to be relevant to the OGP value of public accountability. The majority of commitments leverage technology and innovation, particularly in the context of establishing or improving online portals to enhance public access to information or enabling and easing public participation in government processes.


Table 2. Noteworthy commitments

Commitment Description Moving Forward Status at the End of Implementation Cycle
1. Implementation and promotion of open data policy in the Kyrgyz Republic

Build a national open data platform and develop legislation on open data with civil society and private sector stakeholders.

Consider a multi-stakeholder approach in monitoring and reviewing implementation as well as explore synergies between the different open data commitments included in the action plan to achieve more significant impact. Note: this will be assessed at the end of the implementation cycle.
10. Increasing public procurement transparency

Amend the legislation on public procurement and increase the transparency of the online procurement system through the introduction of two-stage bidding, feedback mechanism, and reliable data processing software into the system.

Incorporate civil society participation into the public procurement system, particularly in safeguarding the integrity of the system through monitoring and evaluation measures as well as in developing terms of references for the solutions offered through the commitment implementation.


Note: this will be assessed at the end of the implementation cycle.
8. Increase budget transparency


Raise public awareness of budget development and implementation process by providing access to detailed budget reports and ensuring public participation in the process through online consultation and feedback mechanisms.

Define the budget data sets that will be disclosed to the public, specify the roles of the public throughout the budget development and implementation processes, clarify the government’s mechanism to address public inputs and feedback. Note: this will be assessed at the end of the implementation cycle.


The IRM recommendations aim to inform the development of the next action plan and guide implementation of the current action plan.

Table 3. Four KEY IRM Recommendations


Facilitate meaningful engagement of civil society in the action plan development process by strengthening outreach and awareness.
Design ambitious, relevant, and specific commitments in policy areas aligned with the development priorities of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Foster public accountability through the introduction of public feedback mechanisms
Prioritize commitments with significant potential impact for implementation and ensure their sustainability through the future action plans.



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