Kyrgyzstan has experienced periodical outbursts of popular demand for good governance despite low numbers of enlightened citizens. Those led to successive generations of reforms which advanced some transparency and introduced a myriad of anticorruption regulations, although conflict of interest remains a problem. Government favoritism remains high, and the judiciary is not fully autonomous from external intervention. However, potential coalitions can be formed between various reform minded groups in both the public sector and society which can advance gradually, by sector, especially where rents are less intensive and of political interest. Growing political instrumentalization of anticorruption, however, risks producing more instability than control of corruption.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years