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Kyrgyzstan at a New Stage of Development

"We are deeply convinced that the absence of political possibilities to implement deeper reforms in the inefficient post-Soviet state has impeded economic and social transformation in Kyrgyzstan, as well as in other CIS countries." - writes Professor Marek Dabrowski, coordinator of the international team of experts asked by the UNDP to prepare the report entitled "Kyrgyzstan at a New Stage of Development".

The report, containing mid- and long-term development concept proposals for political, economic, and social reforms for the country, has been passed to newly elected President Kurmanbek Bakiev, the Government and the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Several CASE, CASE Kyrgyzstan and IET affiliates worked on this publication. The editors of the report are Marek Dabrowski, Piotr Kozarzewski [CASE] and Roman Mogilevsky [CASE Kyrgyzstan]. Other CASE experts involved in the project include: Malgorzata Markiewicz [CASE], Irina Makenbaeva, Irina Lukashova, Rafkat Khasanov, and Julia Mironova [CASE Kyrgyzstan], and Pavel Kadochnikov, Konstantin Yanovskiy [IET]. James Cabot [CASE] provided editorial assistance to the English translation.

After the March 2005 revolution, Kyrgyzstan found itself at a turning point in its history. "Successful resistance against authoritarian trends by the Kyrgyz people has opened a political window of opportunity for far-reaching political reforms to modernize the public administration, economic, and social systems and make them more efficient" - argue the authors of this report.

Kyrgyzstan at a New Stage of Development. United Nations Development Program. September 2005.