Open Government Forum on Business and Investment Climate Co-Organised by UCA
The University of Central Asia’s Graduate School of Development jointly with the Council on Development of Business and Investments of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Secretariat of Open Government organised a forum on how the Open Government Partnership (OGP) can enable an improved business and investment environment in Kyrgyzstan. It was attended by representatives of state ministries, business associations and experts. The discussions also highlighted the obligations of the National Action Plan (NAP), which are designed to improve the business environment and investment climate in Kyrgyzstan. These commitments include public hearings on NAP projects, engaging citizens in fighting corruption in government agencies, increasing the transparency of government procurement, disclosing data about the assets of state and municipal bodies, and disclosing related data in the mining industry in relation to a license.
The OGP membership requires to comply with obligations of transparency, to empower citizens, combat corruption, and use new technologies to strengthen governance. UСA, through its Civil Society Initiative, has been part of the OGP process from the first steps of its implementation in Kyrgyzstan. UCA has provided support to develop the OGP portal and information materials, and has organised training on OGP and open data.