Kyrgyz Republic Kyrgyz Republic

EITI Status

EITI Status: 
Compliant country

Compliant since

Compliant since: 
1 March 2011

Extractive Industries

The Kyrgyz Republic has substantial deposits of coal and gold and remains a substantial part of the economy. In 2013, the flagship Kumtor gold mine produced 600,000 ounces, the lion's of the country's gold (source: Centerra Gold).

According to Kyrgyz Republic's 2012 EITI Report (its latest), mining constituted about 11% of budget revenues, about 7% of GDP and 44% of total exports for the Kyrgyz Republic. Lack of infrastructure and investment is hindering the exploitation of coal, tin and tungsten deposits.

The government is attempting to improve the business climate to attract foreign investment. It aims to increase revenues from the extractive industries through diversification of the sector and integration into the world economy. (Source: National Sustainable Development Strategy.) Relations with China have intensified in recent years, and there are plans to construct a pipeline transporting Turkmen gas from Kyrgyzstan to China.

EITI Reporting

The country produces EITI Reports that disclose revenues from the extraction of its natural resources. Companies disclose what they have paid in taxes and other payments and the government discloses what it has received. These two sets of figures are compared and reconciled.

EITI Implementation

Implementation activities in Kyrgyzstan are currently focused on disemminating the  2012 EITI Report which was published in April 2014. As in previous years, the KEITI Secretariat has produced a summary report with contextual information about the extractive sector's contribution to the economy, licenses and production volumes.  Building trust between government, companies and civil society is a key issue in Kyrgyzstan. The NGO Tree of  life hosts an online forum for discussing natural resource governance, including EITI. It additionally has six public reception centres to inform local communities about mining activities.

On 23 December 2013, the KEITI Supervisory Board adopted the 2014-2015 workplan (available below in English, and here in Russian). The workplan foresees a number of new activities including monitoring local extractive industry funds for development, monitoring the use of resources allocated for environmental protection, contract transparency, reviewing the allocation of licenses, reporting on the indirect contributions of the mining sector to the economy, and establishing a reporting mechanism for transparency in the use of extractive industry funds allocated for infrastructure investments.

Kyrgyzstan has also agreed to participate in the beneficial ownership pilot project and completed their Scoping Note in early July 2014. It is available in English and Russian languages. The MSG las met in December 2014 to discuss the country's next report and begin preparations for Validation in October 2015. The next MSG meeting will take place 26 March 2015.

 

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Innovations

  • In June 2011, the government of the Kyrgyz Republic decided to establish the Fuel and Energy Sector Transparency Initiative (FESTI), partially modelled on the EITI. FEISTI aims to increase transparency and accountability in the energy sector. It has its own Supervisory Board and a secretariat located within the Ministry of Energy.
  • The EITI Reports include payments to the social and environmental charges.

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National Coordinator

Kyrgyz Republic
EITI National Secretariat Kyrgyz Republic

International Secretariat

Kyrgyz Republic
Country Officer
EITI International Secretariat
+47 216 85 386 / +47 450 74 008
Kyrgyz Republic
Special Country Advisor for Central Asia
EITI International Secretariat
+7 701 7605463

Facts & Figures

Latest Eiti Report: 2012 Report
Deadline for next Eiti report: Saturday, 31 December 2016
Number of fiscal years published: 9

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