KYRGYZSTAN, NOVEMBER 2016. A policy options workshop was held in Bishkek in November 2016 to discuss the preliminary findings of the Social Protection System Review (SPSR) for the Kyrgyz Republic. The workshop brought together officials from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and various line ministries, as well as researchers from CASE-Kyrgyzstan and other think tanks active on social protection. Donor partners and civil society representatives also engaged in a lively discussion about policy responses to the challenges identified in the SPSR. The workshop concluded with a brainstorming about mechanisms for promoting the systematisation of social protection. These ideas will feed into the final SPSR, which is to be published in mid-2017.