Development Centre


Social Protection System Review of Kyrgyzstan

Social protection is at the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s development and is a priority of public policy. Pension coverage among today’s elderly is universal and a large number of contributory and non-contributory programmes are in place to cover a wide range of risks. Kyrgyzstan has succeeded in maintaining the entitlements dating from the Soviet era while introducing programmes appropriate for its transition to a market economy. However, severe fiscal constraints have limited the coverage of these new arrangements and their capacity to adapt to challenges such as poverty, pervasive informality and emigration.

Published on June 13, 2018Also available in: Russian

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Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
A forward-looking assessment of social protection needs
Social protection coverage in Kyrgyzstan
The effectiveness of social protection
Financing social protection
Building a social protection system
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