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Kyrgyz Republic Threshold Program

The Kyrgyz Republic Threshold Program's end date was July 1, 2010. The Threshold Program is now closed.

In 2007, MCC’s Board of Directors selected the Kyrgyz Republic for a threshold program. When originally selected as eligible for a threshold program, the Kyrgyz Republic did not meet MCC criteria for compact eligibility in the Ruling Justly category. The country did not pass MCC selection indicators measuring Control of Corruption, Governance Effectiveness, Rule of Law, and Voice and Accountability.

As a result of its threshold program, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic developed the capacity to fight corruption and improve the rule of law through judicial, criminal justice, and law enforcement reforms.

Program Achievements

The threshold program achieved a number of important milestones in advancing judicial and criminal justice reforms in the country. A judicial reform activity saw the drafting of new laws concerning judicial selection and dismissal, and trained the judiciary to prepare and transparently submit its budget to Parliament. A Court Information Management System was also installed in 28 courts to track cases, facilitating greater access to court decisions by judges and transparency in case assignments.

A law enforcement improvement activity supported the development of a new police officer applicant process, including an independently monitored pre-screening exam for new recruits. The activity also supported new procedures for vetting current officers and adopting merit-based promotion policies.

A criminal justice reform activity created a new comprehensive core curriculum for the Prosecutor Training Center with modules covering internships, prosecutorial training, illegal drugs, human trafficking, tax evasion and money laundering in jury trials. The curriculum was delivered to at least 505 prosecutors and a Training of Trainers program. Revisions to the Criminal Procedure Code were also drafted for compliance with the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Kyrgyz Republic Threshold Program Implementation

The threshold program agreement was signed in 2008 by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which was responsible for implementing the program on MCC’s behalf. The program concluded in June of 2010. As the program administrator, USAID and the Ministry of Internal Affairs had primary responsibility for achieving targets and worked through a number of implementing partners throughout the threshold program.

As of 2024-02-06T14:17:58.974Z