Publication: Kyrgyz Republic: Social Sectors at a Glance
Traditional benchmarks to assess performance rely on unconditional rankings or regional averages. This paper uses a recently developed methodology based on quantile regressions and initial conditions to propose alternative benchmarks for social sectors in Kyrgyz Republic. Covering a wide set of indicators, the analysis reveals mixed results for Kyrgyz Republic. The country has made important strides in many social areas, with outstanding results in reducing child mortality and undernourishment. However, other areas are still key challenges and demand further attention and resources, as evidenced by the underachievement in maternal mortality, educational performance, and increasing informality in labor markets.
“Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Calvo, Paula; Nguyen, Minh; Posadas, Josefina. 2015. Kyrgyz Republic : Social Sectors at a Glance. Social protection and labor discussion paper,no. 1505;. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/22756 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”