Gareth Williams worked with the Support to the Jogorku Kenesh (parliament) project in Kyrgyzstan providing political economy analysis of the fast changing political and economic context including analysis of the implications of parliamentary elections in 2021 and 2022, presidential and local elections in 2021, as well as the 2021 constitutional change.
This assignment undertaken by Gareth Williams, TPP Director, is part of the Effective Governance for Economic Development programme, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in Central Asia. The objective is to improve the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of economic policy making and delivery in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
ACTED is running Pillar 2 Civil Society for Accountability: activating civil society to demand inclusive, evidence-based economic growth in Central Asia.
DFID commissioned a study of recent developments in the political economy of Kyrgyzstan, with a particular emphasis on newly-emerging political forces, and the ways these might affect constitutional and economic prospects. The Policy Practice provided a staff member (Alex Duncan) to advise DFID and the consultant carrying out the work on overall methodology and approach, to review the draft, and to contribute to a discussion of the implications of the work.