Designing Social Institutions in Transition: Promotion of Institutional Development for Common Pool Resources Management in Central Asia – InDeCA.

Title of task:

Designing Social Institutions in Transition: Promotion of Institutional Development for Common Pool Resources Management in Central Asia - InDeCA.

Country: Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

Location within country: Tashkent, Bukhara, Syrdarya, Jizzakh and Fergana Provinces in Uzbekistan and Noryn province in Kyrgyzstan

Name of client:

Volkswagen Stiftung and Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin

Implementation period(month/year):

2013 - 2015

Name of senior professional staff of your firm involved and functions performed (indicate most significant profiles such as Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader):

Azim Nazarov – Project Coordinator Abdurashid Isabaev – Institutional Specialist

Project description:

Since the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the management of common pool resources (CPRs) such as irrigation systems and pasture has undergone substantial reforms in Central Asia. As a result, new institutions and governance structures were created, including Water Consumer Associations (WCA) in Uzbekistan and Pasture Committees (PCs) in Kyrgyzstan. Research work on CPR management has demonstrated the need for policy design to be adapted to local conditions in order to bring about sustainable results. Therefore a review of existing institutions for water management in Uzbekistan and pasture management in Kyrgyzstan as well as the identification of successful examples, existing capacities and risks seems a necessary precondition for sustainable CPR management