Kyrgyzstan: Revolution Revisited
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Government purchases from Kyrgyzstan's private sector account for roughly $45 million per year; or nearly 8 percent of the total state budget over the last three years, according to the Ministry of Finance. But little transparency exists about how this money is actually spent. In a recent study by the ministry and the Soros Foundation Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Finance itself reported that it has no information about the use of funds once they are distributed. (Both the Soros Foundation Kyrgyzstan and EurasiaNet operate under the auspices of the Open Society Institute.) Such a lack of accountability has fueled public perceptions that the government is unable to manage taxpayer monies effectively.
Adopt a law that obliges all state and municipal structures to publish on the Web detailed financial information about their budget expenditures.

Use an open bidding process for assignment of government contracts and introduce official blacklist of companies suspected of bribery. Have regulatory agencies and civil society organizations monitor the process.


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