Development Policy Institute (DPI)
DPI is the Kyrgyz a not profit and non-government organization uniting experts that have many years of well recognized experiences in the sphere of: various fields of legislation, reforms of public and municipal management, local self-governance (LSG) and community development; and mass communication.
Their mission: promoting local communities and governments in the implementation of the human right and opportunity to live with dignity.
What they believe?
They believe that Kyrgyzstan is a strong, rich and independent country with bright future, the country with capacities necessary to create the best conditions for human development. They believe that unified multi-ethnic people of Kyrgyzstan are carriers of the best features of human civilization – kindness, compassion, hospitality, love of nature, self-sacrifice in the name of lofty goals. Citizens of Kyrgyzstan can and love to learn, generate ideas, create and master technologies, ready to share experience and perceive the best of other nation’s achievements, appreciate open and friendly relationships with close and distant neighbors.
They believe that local communities of Kyrgyzstan are an unlimited source of country development, keepers of best traditions of various ethnic groups and the cornerstone for creation of future of the united Kyrgyzstan. Despite the hardships of the transition period Local communities of Kyrgyzstan keep creating spiritual and material values, remain being an unlimited source of life, hope and faith in the future.
They believe that local self-government is not just part of the government system of their country, that it is something even more important and comprehensive then just a government body. From the birth to the last breathe each citizen of Kyrgyz Republic lives in a city or a village (local community/commune), and this resident governs his/her community though local self-government bodies, thus contributing to adequate environment for human development. They believe that local self-government is a wide range of edges of human life, including both: simple domestic services, infrastructure and managerial aspects; and the highest category of values: culture, education and spirituality.
They believe that choice made by Kyrgyzstan towards decentralization and local self-government development was the only right decision. They believe that experience gained during the past years is not disappearing but accumulating and enriches future generations of local communities. They believe that strong local self-government will bring to Kyrgyzstan stability of community, stability of state, harmonious development of every individual, economic growth, and recognition in the international arena.
They believe that their efforts in local community development to engage citizens in solving issues of local importance bring practical results and help building democracy in Kyrgyzstan; that initiatives originated in and by communities are effective. They believe that Human being is center, resource and goal of any development activities.See more