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The following analytical digest by TSPC's Governance and Development Program Project Assistant Karlygach Nurmanbetova on Monitoring and Evaluation of Jogorku Kenesh reviews the issue of in sufficient monitoring and evaluation of the work of Jogorku Kenesh, while stressing out the importance of M&E for the effective functioning of the Parliament. The digest analyzes JK's main strategic documents and finds that the notion of M&E is not getting enough support and attention it should. The digest sums up the best practices of monitoring and evaluation from around the world.
To read the Policy Note, click here. (the article on page 14)
Central Asia Newswire, article by Rodger Dillon
BISHKEK - Tuesday, March 05, 2013 - There is frequent debate in the Kyrgyz Republic about the power of civil society organizations (CSOs). From the foundations that may fund them, to local activists themselves, the question is often asked: How influential are CSOs and NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) and their representatives in this country?
Recently this debate – particularly focused on the political programs of civil society organizations – was renewed following a visit to the country by a representative of the Varieties of Democracy Project (V-dem.net), a research effort led by 15 social scientists on three continents measuring degrees and types of democracy on a global scale.
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As part of its work on Democracy and Governance, TSPC has produced a review of certain transparency and openness issues in the national government of the Kyrgyz Republic following some months of research. This TSPC Policy Note, titled “The Jogorku Kenesh and Citizens’ Access: Parliament’s Website and Related Issues”, reviews the issue of the problems citizens have in getting access to the parliament building and its proceedings. Additionally, it examines the gaps and shortfalls in the substitute for physical access – the JK website. The report makes a number of recommendations that would improve communication between lawmakers and citizens and lead to a more effective government.
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Political and Legal Analyses, 2015
Factions and Secretariats of Factions in the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic
The study was conducted by Tian Shan Policy Center of the American University of Central
Asia, AUCA expert Medet Tuilegenov and independent parliamentary experts Gulmira Mamatkerimova, Kurmanbek Turdaliev and Akylbek Sarbagyshov in the framework of the programme "Strengthening the effectiveness of the political factions in Kyrgyzstan" implemented by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. Additionally, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan assisted in conducting legal analysis for this research.
The main focus of this research is the activity of factions and their secretariats in the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic. The importance of this subject is emphasized by the important role that factions play in the work of the modern Parliament, as well as their influence on the political processes in Kyrgyzstan. Within a short period of the development of Parliament, factions have proven that they can be an effective institution within Parliament, contributing to the efficiency of its activities. However, the uncoordinated work of factions has become one of the main causes of the difficulties that Parliament is currently facing in performing its basic functions.
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