We’re working with 15 communities in Kyrgyzstan to ensure that development is informed by the perspectives of people most at risk.


Random household surveys


Civil society surveys


Local government surveys

Key findings and conclusions at the national level

  • Collaboration between the government and communities for assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring of risk reduction activities needs to improve to ensure the threats faced by the communities most at risk are addressed
  • Lack of access to information and resources at the local level have resulted in risks from underlying vulnerabilities and dominant hazards being left unaddressed
  • There is a need to adopt risk-informed developmental practices

Surveys undertaken in Kyrgyzstan

Our Views from the Frontline surveys in Kyrgyzstan were undertaken in 2019.

Who was surveyed?

We surveyed 1,095 random households, 161 civil society organisations, 156 local government representatives, and undertook 79 community consultations.

Risk locations prioritised

We prioritised three risk areas:

  • Issyk Kul Region
  • Jalal-Abad Region
  • Osh Region

Communities surveyed

We surveyed people from 15 communities: Cholpon Ata, Karakol, Tamchy, Barskoon¸ Jarkynbai, Maily Suu (District 1)¸ Maily Suu (District 2), Kochkor Ata¸ Kok Tash, Mombekovo, Osh City (District 1), Osh City (District 2), Djany Nookat, Aravan, Kara Suu.

“There is a lack of understanding on the part of local residents in the policies being implemented by the government and local authorities. Local working discussions will help everyone discuss the results together and put them in the right direction.”

Representative from the State Agency for Local Government and Interethnic Relations, Kyrgyzstan

Our impact

Activities undertaken in response to community-level findings and conclusions

  • Meetings with representatives of local communities in order to identify specific and necessary measures on how to increase the level of community participation in the process of disaster risk reduction led by the government
  • Workshop for leaders of local communities and national authorities in order to engage communities in assessments, planning, implementation and monitoring processes
  • Workshop involving local communities, civil society organisations and national authorities of the district in order to increase the level of responsibility of the local government

Impact of activities

  • Stimulated mutual cooperation between local communities and local government departments – local communities have the opportunity to bring their needs and ideas to the attention of appropriate authorities
  • Communities have a better understanding of the potential threat of disasters in their environment and the roles of community leaders in disaster risk reduction
  • Disaster preparedness is now considered during community planning forums at the village level and the adoption of risk-informed developmental practices

Our project partners in Kyrgyzstan

Our Views from the Frontline programme is implemented by GNDR member organisations and partners in the country.

National coordinating organisation

  • Human Rights Movement of Bir Duino

Partner organisations

  • Ensan Diamond
  • Nash Vek

View all data on Kyrgyzstan

You can view all our Views from the Frontline survey data using our data dashboard. You can also learn more about our methodology for selecting at-risk areas and survey respondents.

Project funded by

European Union

Our Views from the Frontline project is funded by the European Union (EU). Content related to this project on our website was made possible by the support of the EU. All content is the sole responsibility of GNDR and does not necessarily reflect the views of the EU.

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Photo credit

Photo by Wouter Naert on Unsplash .