"This document first provides a short overview of the regional, political and economic context, followed by an outline of the Swiss foreign policy objectives in Central Asia. Then this Cooperation Strategy draws on lessons learnt and presents the cornerstones of the cooperation programmes for the next four years. The regional water resource management programme and the three national programmes for Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are introduced by their respective contexts and through the analysis of the programmes’ results.
The last part outlines the implementation and management modalities of the Cooperation Strategy. Risk management remains key for the success of the programme. Governance, conflict sensitive programme management and gender aspects will be given further priority. The programme budget for disbursements amounts to about CHF 44 million in 2012 with a potential increase over the next three years."