Kyrgyzstan: Revolution Revisited
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The leaders of Kyrgyzstan's 2005 uprising promised a full-scale government clean-up, but, one year later, senior officials still continue to hire employees based on kinship or friendship, rather than professional skills or work experience, observers say. Ultimately, overstaffing and low-level skills can only impede the government's performance. According to estimates, by 2005 the number of government employees had nearly doubled since the early 1990s to 15 bureaucrats per 1,000 residents.
Require all civil servants to pass civil service exam; limit length of government service to five years.

Set up a special commission to review the performance of government employees based on detailed job descriptions for each post.

Punish mid- and senior management with lengthy jail terms for employment of relatives without regard to professional qualifications.


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