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Kyrgyz Republic

Open Budget Survey 2017

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Country Summary - English Country Summary - Russian Questionnaire
Transparency

55

out of 100
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Public Participation

31

out of 100
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Budget Oversight

74

out of 100
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IBP considers countries that score above 60 on the Open Budget Index as providing sufficient budget information to enable the public to engage in budget discussions in an informed manner. IBP considers countries scoring above 60 on participation and oversight as providing adequate opportunities for the public to participate in the budget process and providing adequate oversight practices, respectively.

Transparency (Open Budget Index)

55

out of 100

The Kyrgyz Republic provides the public with limited budget information.

How Has the Open Budget Index Score Changed Over Time?
Recommendations for Improving Transparency

The Kyrgyz Republic should prioritize the following actions to improve budget transparency:

  • Produce and publish a Mid-Year Review that provides detailed information on forward-looking macro-fiscal estimates.
  • Increase the information provided in the Executive’s Budget Proposal by including information on updated revenue and expenditure estimates for the year prior to the budget year, macroeconomic forecasts, and the financial position of the government, including contingent and future liabilities.
  • Increase the information provided in the Year-End Report by providing detailed data on comparisons between the original macroeconomic forecast and actual outcome.

Public Participation

31

out of 100

The Kyrgyz Republic provides few opportunities for the public to engage in the budget process.

How Does Public Participation Compare to Other Countries in the Region?

Global Average 12/100
Kyrgyz Republic 31/100
Georgia 22/100
Kazakhstan 13/100
Russia 13/100
Azerbaijan 11/100
Mongolia 7/100
Tajikistan 7/100
Turkey 0/100
Recommendations for Improving Participation

The Kyrgyz Republic should prioritize the following actions to improve public participation in its budget process:

  • Pilot mechanisms for members of the public and executive branch officials to exchange views on national budget matters during both the formulation of the national budget and the monitoring of its implementation. These mechanisms could build on innovations, such as participatory budgeting and social audits. For examples of such mechanisms, see fiscaltransparency.net/mechanisms.
  • Hold legislative hearings on the Audit Report, during which members of the public or civil society organizations can testify.
  • Establish formal mechanisms for the public to assist the supreme audit institution in formulating its audit program and to participate in relevant audit investigations.

Budget Oversight (by Legislature & Audit)

74

out of 100

The legislature and supreme audit institution in the Kyrgyz Republic provide adequate oversight of the budget.

To What Extent Does the Legislature Provide Budget Oversight?

Formulation/Approval 91/100
Execution/Audit 47/100

The legislature provides adequate oversight during the budget cycle. This score reflects that the legislature provides adequate oversight during the planning stage of the budget cycle and limited oversight during the implementation stage of the budget cycle.

To What Extent Does the Supreme Audit Institution Provide Budget Oversight?

Adequate 78/100

The supreme audit institution provides adequate budget oversight.

Recommendations for Improving Oversight

The Kyrgyz Republic should prioritize the following actions to make budget oversight more effective:

  • Ensure a legislative committee examines reports on in-year budget implementation and publishes recommendations online.
  • Ensure the supreme audit institution has adequate funding to perform its duties, as determined by an independent body (e.g., the legislature or judiciary).
  • Consider setting up an independent fiscal institution to further strengthen budget oversight.

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Open Budget Survey 2015

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Transparency (Open Budget Index) 54/100

The Government of Kyrgyz Republic provides the public with limited budget information.

Public Participation 52/100

The Government of Kyrgyz Republic provides the public with limited opportunities to engage in the budget process.

Budget Oversight

By legislature 70/100

Budget oversight by the legislature in Kyrgyz Republic is adequate.

By auditor 42/100

Budget oversight by the supreme audit institution in Kyrgyz Republic is limited.

Recommendations

Improving Transparency

Kyrgyz Republic should prioritize the following actions to improve budget transparency:

  • Increase the comprehensiveness of the Executive’s Budget Proposal by presenting more details on the classification of expenditures for future and prior years.
  • Increase the comprehensiveness of the Year-End Report by presenting more details on planned versus actual expenditures and performance.
Improving Participation

Kyrgyz Republic should prioritize the following actions to improve budget participation:

  • Publish reports on public budget hearings.
  • Establish formal mechanisms for the public to assist the supreme audit institution to formulate its audit program and participate in audit investigations.
  • Provide detailed feedback on how the supreme audit institution has made use of public assistance and participation.
Improving Oversight

Kyrgyz Republic should prioritize the following actions to strengthen budget oversight:

  • Establish a specialized budget research office for the legislature.
  • Ensure the executive receives prior approval by the legislature before implementing a supplemental budget. 
  • Require legislative or judicial approval to remove the head of the supreme audit institution.


Open Budget Survey 2010

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Open Budget Survey 2008

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The Kyrgyz Republic’s score on the Open Budget Index shows that the government provides the public with scant information on the central government’s budget and financial activities during the course of the budget year. This makes it very difficult for citizens to hold government accountable for its management of the public’s money.




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