Small Grant Program

One of the main goals of the National Development Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic
for 2018-2040 and the Concept of Regional Development for 2018-2022
is to support economic prosperity and regional development.
ARIS, within the framework of the Regional Economic Development Project, provides
assistance to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic on regional development.

The project consists of the following components:
1) Improvement of regional economic planning and regulatory
functions. The activities proposed under this component are aimed at
building capacity for planning regional economic development at
the national and regional levels and enabling
relevant institutions of relevant ministries and other departments to
Osh region to fulfill its authority to provide key
public services.
2) Strengthening agri-food supply chains of goods and SMEs. This
component will contribute to the development of partnerships between
agro-enterprises and small agricultural enterprises and small
agricultural producers to finance targeted investments
of subprojects that will improve quality and increase production/
processing volumes.
3) Catalyzing investments for tourism and urban development. This
component will allow the use of unique natural and cultural assets
Osh region and its cities and finance fundamental and stimulating
investments supporting: comprehensive packages of improvements to priority tourist facilities and
clusters; regional infrastructure, services and amenities to eliminate major bottlenecks or improve the quality and conditions of tourism; urban
amenities that will increase the viability of urban centers to attract
tourists and reduce migration, as well as pilot public-
private cooperation to attract private investment in the tourism sector.
4) Support of tourism and rural entrepreneurship development through small
grants. The project will support the development of small and medium-sized businesses through a training program and small grants designed for tourism and
SMEs and startups. The program will be aimed at supporting the launch of new
enterprises in rural and urban areas, as well as the diversification and
expansion of tourist services.