ARIS in Numbers

The overarching aim of the ARIS and any project managed by it is to contribute to the alleviation of rural poverty. It seeks to achieve this by pursuing three specific objectives:

  • strengthening the access to and provision of essential community infrastructure services;
  • supporting the development of private enterprises at the village level; and
  • improving governance at the local level.

The ARIS does this at the grassroots level, by supporting income and employment generating investments in village infrastructure and in group-managed small and medium enterprises, and by helping communities and local authorities work together to achieve key development objectives at the local level.


Third Village Investment Project (VIP) 

The Village Investment Project (VIP) is the first and one of the most successful ARIS projects. In 2007, Mr. Roger Robinson, the head of the World Bank office in the Kyrgyz Republic, noted that the Village Investment Project financed from funds allocated by the World Bank to the Kyrgyz Republic was among the top 3 projects financed by the World Bank around the world in 2006, and also emphasized that ARIS can serve as a model for many organizations in the republic. “There would be no success in the implementation of such a project as the Village Investment Project if there were no such agency as ARIS in the Kyrgyz Republic”, said Mr. R. Robinson.


Urban Development Project (UDP)

Aims to improve access to basic services, such as water, solid waste management and other urban infrastructure, along with energy efficiency and seismic resistance technologies.

The objective of the urban development project is to improve the quality of municipal services and pilot energy efficiency and seismic resilience retrofits of urban infrastructure in participating towns.


Sustainable Village Project (SVP)

The Project has been initiated by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) (Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development acting as an administrator). This Project was ratified by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on July 14, 2015.

The Loan Agreement for the Sustainable Villages Project was signed on June 25, 2014 between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah.


Livestock and Market Development Project (LMDP)

The goal of the Livestock and Market Development Project 1 and 2 (LMDP-1 and LMDP-2) is to contribute to the reduction in poverty and enhanced economic growth in pasture communities in Naryn, Issyk-Kul, Osh, Batken and Jalal-Abad Oblasts of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The LMDP development objective is to improve livestock productivity and to enhance climate resilience of pasture communities in the Naryn, Issyk-Kul, Osh, Batken and Jalal-Abad Oblasts that will be reflected in improved and equitable returns to livestock farmers, which should ultimately lead to reducing the poverty and increasing economic growth in rural communities.


Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Development Project (SRWSSDP)

The Kyrgyz Republic (KR) and International Development Association (IDA) have been cooperating on long-term basis to overcome poverty and promote sustainable development and economic growth in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Main development objectives of Sustainable Rural water Supply and Sanitation Development Project (SRWSSDP) proposed are to assist the Kyrgyz Republic (i) to improve access to and quality of water supply and sanitation services in the Participating Rural Communities; and (ii) to strengthen capacity of the Recipient’s institutions in the water supply and sanitation sector.


Heat Supply Improvement Project (HSIP)

Demonstrating the benefits of energy efficiency improvements in public buildings is aimed to improvement of access to reliable and efficient services in heating and introduction of energy efficient technologies to reduce energy consumption by state and municipal institutions, education and health sectors.

Project objective is to improve efficiency and quality of heat supply in selected project areas in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Main objective of Project is to improve energy efficiency and seismic stability in selected public buildings, mainly, in health and education (for example, in schools, kindergartens, hospitals and clinics).


CASA-1000 Community Support Project (CSP)
CASA-1000 Community Support Project Additional Financing (CSP AF)

The Project Objective is to engage communities in the development of social and economic infrastructure in order to enhance services, livelihoods and inclusion in target oblasts near the CASA-1000 Transmission Line.

The CSP covers 77 villages that lie within the corridor of impact in Jalal-Abad, Osh and Batken Oblasts. The additional Financing for CSP covers the rest of 150 AAs of Jalal-Abad, Osh and Batken Oblasts.


Regional Economic Development Project (REDP) in Osh oblast and Osh city

The Regional Economic Development
project will support regional economic development, acceleration economic activities and promotion of urban centers as growth engines. Accessibility and connectivity between rural and urban areas and within regional markets will also be improved, and regional and local capacity will be increased. Together, these initiatives will contribute to poverty reduction and shared prosperity in the Kygyz Republic.

The project development objective of the RED is to support the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (GoKR) in enhancing regional economic development through targeted activities in selected sectors in Osh oblast and Osh City. Through this, the project will support the economic and regional development of Osh oblast, helping to create jobs for growth and poverty reduction.


Access to Market Project (ATMP)

Given the urgency of issues of the National Sustainable Development Strategy for 2013-2017 in the area of agro-industrial processing through sustainable economic development and macroeconomic stability, as well as the fact of joining the Kyrgyz Republic to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), where the country agricultural sector has been facing new problems and new opportunities, an agreement was reached with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on attracting additional investments to improve efficiency of agricultural production, on capacity building for processing industry and competitiveness of products of the entire agro-industrial complex in the Kyrgyz Republic livestock sector.


Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project (RWSSIP)
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement in Batken and Talas Regions Project (RWSSIP BT)

The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project is currently being implemented in 25 villages of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The project development objective is to assist the Kyrgyz Republic in (i) improving the access to and quality of water supply in targeted rural communities, (ii) improving sanitation services in selected villages, and (iii) strengthening the capacity of institutions in the water supply and sanitation sector.


Naryn Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Development Program (NRWSSDP)
The proposed Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance contributes to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic’s national development strategy, 2018–2040, goal of clean water and sanitation for all.



Monitoring of ARIS objects in the Geographic Information System

It is highly unlikely today that anyone can dispute a need to remove barriers to the marketing and processing of livestock products in order to achieve a comprehensive and effective approach to development of the sector. The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic is carrying out a work to attract additional investment to increase the efficiency of agricultural production, to build the capacity of the processing industry and competitiveness of products of the whole agro-industrial complex in the livestock sector. Toward this goal, IFAD has been providing US $ 25.4 mln to support the Access to Markets Project (ATMP).

The Project task is improved assess and integration of smallholder livestock farmers with remunerative markets for their products, leading to improved and equitable returns. Key Project effective performance indicators are 28,000 rural households in the Project area that will increase their index of household assets ownership; reduction in the prevalence of child malnutrition at least by 10 % as compared to baseline.

Key performance indicators at the development objective level are value of livestock products sold by targeted farmers in the Project area that will be increase by 30 %; 2,800 decent jobs created (40 % women) through livestock-related farm work/processing-unit expansion and new rural enterprises.

The Project management will be carried out through APIU and ARIS, which are the two major institutions responsible for the Project coordination and implementation. Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) will be drawn up between APIU and ARIS, as well as between APIU and the other implementing partners, for which the APIU has responsibility.

Considering the typical models of the dairy and meat product value chains, it is expected that in terms of investments in equipment (loans and grants), the Project will cover about 25,600 direct beneficiaries, and 2,800 workers and farmers. About two-thirds of the total additional benefits will come to smallholder farmers, and their share from sold product will grow by at least 30 %.

Owing to improved selection and proper feeding, milk yield will increase by at least 25 %. In addition, it is assumed that after completion of Project's investment into development of value chains for livestock products, the state budget will be replenished in the form of taxes and fees withhold annually.

The Project will increase the profitability of small farms through involving them to value chains in livestock product producing, processing and sale at export markets. It is planned to create more than 70 chains for such products as milk (cows, mares, goats), red meat (large and small cattle, yaks, etc.), wool and beekeeping products. The project will also allow using the opportunities of financial institutions to finance the VCs, in particular, an agreement on cooperation with the Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund was reached.