Public Administration in Kyrgyzstan

  • Mahabat Baimyrzaeva
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This article introduces readers to key features of and developments in Kyrgyzstan’s public administration. It starts with a brief review of the context of Kyrgyzstan’s public administration, including its geography, history, economy, and politics that shaped the way the government operates. Its structure and policy functions are summarized next. The following section reviews key challenges and reforms intended to address them. The article concludes highlighting some of the strengths within the system that could be leveraged to make it more effective.

The Context of the Public Administration

Kyrgyzstan is located in Central Asia. It is surrounded by China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan on a mountainous terrain of about 200,000 km2. The great mountains that divide the country into northern and southern parts, its geographic isolation from the rest of the world, lack of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of International Policy and ManagementMiddlebury Institute of International Studies at MontereyMontereyUSA