Plan of measures for optimization of the system of municipal services provided at the local level for 2018-2023 in Kyrgyzstan was supported by the "Public Service Improvement" project, which is financed by the Government of Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
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A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the field of technical cooperation in geology between the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use (SCIESU) of Kyrgyzstan and the British Geological Survey.
About the Index of Economic Freedom 2018 The principles of economic freedom are measured in the Index of Economic Freedom, an annual guide published by The Heritage Foundation, Washington’s No. 1 think tank. For over twenty years the Index has delivered thoughtful analysis in a clear, friendly, and straight-forward format. The Index covers 12 freedoms – from property rights to financial freedom – in 186 countries. The 2018 Index measures economic freedom based on 12 quantitative and qualitative factors, grouped into four broad categories, or pillars, of economic freedom: Rule of Law (property rights, government integrity, judicial effectiveness) Government Size (government spending, tax burden, fiscal health) Regulatory Efficiency (business freedom, labor freedom, monetary freedom) Open Markets (trade freedom, investment freedom, financial freedom) Each of the twelve economic freedoms within these categories is graded on a scale of 0 to 100. A country’s overall score is derived by averaging these twelve economic freedoms, with equal weight being given to each. Rank Country Overall Change Mostly free 7 Estonia 78.8 -0.03 16 Georgia 76.2 +0.2 19 Lithuania 75.3 -0.5 28 Latvia 73.6 -1.2 Moderately free 67 Azerbaijan 64.3 +0.7 78 Kyrgyzstan 62.8 +1.7 41 Kazakhstan 69.1 +0.1 44 Armenia 68.7 -1.6 Mostly unfree 105 Moldova 58.4 +0.4 106 Tajikistan 58.3 +0.1 108 Belarus 58.1 -0.5 150 Ukraine 51.9 +3.8 152 Uzbekistan 51.5 -0.8 Repressed 169 Turkmenistan 47.1 -0.3 Source
Kyrgyzstan rose from 89th to 78th position in the economic freedom rating, compiled by the American Institute of the Heritage Foundation.
Freedom in the World 2018 evaluates the state of freedom in 195 countries and 14 territories during calendar year 2017.
An IMF team visited Kyrgyzstan during January 25-31, 2018 to take stock of the latest economic and policy developments. At the conclusion of the visit IMF officials concluded that economic growth exceeded expectations in 2017. GDP grew by 4.5 percent, with the recovery encompassing most sectors.
Small and medium-sized private enterprises in Central Asia will benefit from a new Regional Small Business Programme launched in Almaty Jan 30. The EU-funded project will be managed by the EBRD and will equip financial institutions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan with new digital business tools for effective work with small businesses.
As part of the implementation of the CASA-1000 energy project, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and USAID will allocate $ 12 million of gratuitous grant for the population of three oblasts of Kyrgyzstan.
Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov met chairman of Cisco, Chuck Robbins and vice president of the company for global innovations Guy Dietrich within the framework of his participation in the World Economic Forum in Davos. Cisco confirmed readiness for mutually beneficial cooperation and partnership with Kyrgyzstan.