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.
|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|
Press Release 13/06/2018