Rural Development Fund | Land Portal


The Rural Development Fund is a not-for-profit and nongovernmental policy and research organization established in 2003 to conduct research, develop policy recommendations, and implement activities in the field of the rural development.

Our Mission

Support locally appropriate initiatives to alleviate poverty and achieve sustainable development in rural areas.

RDF strives to apply the best and most appropriate local, national, and international experience to achieve development objectives. RDF engages communities, policy-makers, and the donor community in order to find solutions for development that meets local rural needs.

RDF has hands-on experience in designing technical assistance interventions, mobilizing staff, engaging local counterparts, ensuring results, and properly documenting experience and lessons learned for further dissemination. RDF designs survey and study methods, sampling methodology, develops survey tools, mobilizes and trains interviewers, and supervises their field work, conducts data entry and analysis, and provides analytical reports in English, Russian, and Kyrgyz languages. RDF has a network of experienced field enumerators and supervisors in all oblasts of the Kyrgyz Republic.

RDF believes in the importance of local, national, and international context in achieving development objectives. We seek to tailor our research and analysis to particular development objectives.

We provide innovative ideas and approaches while drawing on a combination of substantial experience in Kyrgyzstan and the region and technical expertise in a range of areas such as natural resources management, local governance, social mobilization and inclusion, and agricultural economics. RDF has a track record of implementing programs with the involvement of multiple projects and/or donors on a collaborative basis.

Rural Development Fund Resources

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Library Resource
Relatórios e Pesquisa
Janeiro, 2005

The document provides a comprehensive study on past and current land management, including an overview of legislation on pasture access and management, and pratical examples of pasture management in practice.

Library Resource

The overarching goal of this study was to understand the bottlenecks and the incentives present in forest management in the Kyrgyz Republic. The study focused on the legal, policy, social, institutional, and governance constraints that prevent rural communities living within and around forest lands from increasing the benefits they derive from the use of forest resources, while preserving fragile forest ecosystems.

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