8 February 2010
Award winning consultant, WYG International is supporting a European Union (EU) funded project to enhance social protection and reforms of the Public Financial Management (PFM) system in Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan’s economic performance has been relatively strong over recent years, but the Republic remains one of the poorest members of the former Soviet Union, now collectively known as the Newly Independent States (NIS).
David Burton, Director for Central Asia Region at WYG International, said: “This project will support government structural reforms in areas related to Public Financial Management and social protection. It will also contribute to the overall effort of the government and civil society, to reduce poverty through sustainable economic growth and development.”
WYG International is working as part of a multi-national consortium to deliver the two-year programme which will improve the design, management, delivery and effectiveness of state financial programmes aimed at poverty reduction.
David added: “To date, WYG has completed nearly 40 projects in the (NIS) region, seven of which are in Kyrgyzstan and this is very encouraging in terms of our presence and continuing growth in the region. We are currently focussed on managing 14 projects across the Newly Independent States.”