How a project on green fiscal reform became the basis for real intervention in Kyrgyzstan

Mr. Temir Burzhubaev is an economist and an expert in public finance management, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation. He has more than eight years of experience in the state service, mainly at the Ministry of Economy. He is also a member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Finance of Kyrgyzstan.

He currently serves as the National Finance Expert and Team Leader of the UNDP BIOFIN-Kyrgyzstan Initiativeproject.

During the weeks of 8 September to 10 November 2017, the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) delivered an e-learning course on green fiscal reform to meet the learning needs and build capacities of national stakeholders.  

The interactive and practice-oriented course provided participants from government, business, civil society and academia with an introduction to various approaches and policy instruments for reforming government spending and revenue generation with the goal of supporting the transition to a green economy.  

 

Mr. Burzhubaev participated in the course and shares with us his experience: 

"During my participation, I was leading two reviews for the state of the environment and biodiversity to provide an understanding of the level of financing needed in Kyrgyzstan. Therefore, I used the knowledge I gained during the course to formulate recommendations of state policy."