Message from IOM
for Central Asia

We live in an age of unprecedented human mobility. Migration is considered one of the defining global issues of the early twenty-first century, with more and more people on the move today than at any other point in history


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Central Asian Regional Migration Programme (CARMP)

  • Donor: Department for the International Development (DFID), United Kingdom
  • Kyrgyzstan budget: $440 000 USD
  • Duration: 2014 – 2015
  • Geographic coverage: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Russia
  • Partners: UN Women, World Bank

The Regional Migration Programme is implemented by IOM in partnership with UN Women and the World Bank.

The first phase of the Regional Migration Programme, which was a logical continuation of IOM’s Central Asian Labour Migration Project implemented from 2007 until 2009, was successfully completed in 2013. The second phase of RMP was launched in January 2014 by IOM and its partners, and with the support of DFID.  RMP builds on the results of CARMP and is designed to ensure longer term sustainability of the CARMP/RMP intervention. This programme aims to contribute to better protection of rights and enhancing social and economic opportunities of migrant men, women and their families:


Output 1: Improved capacity of government and other stakeholders to make policy and implement services in sending and receiving countries

Output 2: Improved services provided throughout the migration cycle to migrant workers in sending and receiving countries.

Output 3:  Improved services provided to vulnerable individuals and families in targeted communities.

In 2014 – 2015 the following activities are planned in Kyrgyzstan within RMP:

  • Facilitating expertise in developing recommendations for the Migration Policy;
  • Increasing the capacity of relevant migration officials through training sessions;
  • Assisting the Kyrgyz Government in improving the infrastructure for delivering migration services and to efficiently implement the Programme of Employment Abroad;
  • Cooperation with the civil sector and NGO partners in conducting the information campaigns among the population: producing information materials, information activities and campaigns about the risks and opportunities of migration;
  • Continue assisting the self-help groups and capacitating them through information sessions on various topics, increasing their self-help capacity;
  • Asist the SHG’s in building communication at district level for experience exchange;
  • Capacitate the SHG’s in accessing micro-loans and in launching and running small businesses. Monitoring their credit history and assisting them meet their payment deadlines;
  • Preparing monitoring plan and matrices on micro-crediting / developing businesses / experience exchange networks in agriculture and planting/harvesting;
  • Expanding the lessons learned at national level.



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