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
Volkswagen Stiftung and Humboldt Universitat zu BerlinImplementation period(month/year):
2013 - 2015
Azim Nazarov – Project Coordinator Abdurashid Isabaev – Institutional Specialist
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