Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan
The Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan conducted a study of the level of effective cooperation in responding to the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in Kyrgyzstan. Crises cause problems, and it seems to be necessary to prepare for them well in advance, taking into account the lessons of the past. The Covid-19 crisis provides us with many lessons that we can analyze and prepare for a more successful and more effective exit without multiplying the crisis consequences. One of the objectives of the study was to look at the extent to which the government led the response to the crisis and how effectively everyone cooperated during this period. Some problems were evident, such as the government’s lack of a unified long-term plan to emerge from the current crisis, which jeopardizes the sustainability and effectiveness of foreign aid. Another problem was the lack of involvement of different civil society organizations for consultation and decision-making during such a critical period. Weak accountability also threatens the effectiveness of the response. Human rights and the weak protection of the majority of the population in times of crisis require special attention in the future if such challenges are to be successfully overcome without leaving anyone behind.
The study was based on an analysis of publicly available data, interviews, panel discussions, and case studies. The POER data collection guide was used to examine case studies of EPR principles in response to Covid-19.
The study resulted in recommendations to improve the level of response effectiveness during crisis periods such as Covid-19.
The full study is available at