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CAFMI глубоко скорбит в связи со скоропостижной кончиной основателя и председателя правления Центра свободного рынка Таджикистана Константина Бондаренко. Контантин был ярким представителем экспертного и бизнес сообщества в Таджикистане. В 2011 году вместе с единомышленниками он основал, а затем руководил Центром свободного...

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The recipe for growth is well-known. Most economists would agree that lower taxes and less regulation can encourage entrepreneurship and job creation. Yet, many governments are unwilling to introduce such reforms. An important reason is concern over a voter...

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While the government is busy with identification of advantages and disadvantages of entering the CU, social influence is characterized by negative consequences and, it is safe to say, that our republic will face considerable losses and risks in political...

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I turned off the lights at 2am Friday and prayed that when I woke up property rights and the rule of law would be secure. That may sound like an odd to some people, but the very future of my country, the Kyrgyz Republic, hangs on the answer to my prayer.

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CAFMI is ranked one of the TOP-30 think tanks in all over the world by special achievement for the Best Advocacy Campaigns. The 2012 Global Go-TO Think Tanks index had launched on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the World...

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Recently, politicians began to look to the experience of Singapore as an example for Kyrgyzstan to follow. What is remarkable about the country? Singapore is a country with a small population of 5.2 million and the total land area...

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We often hear a saying "you get free cheese only in a mousetrap" implying that nothing is free on the earth. However, under the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic we are entitled to free primary and secondary education. What should we...

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The Central Asian Free Market Institute (CAFMI), based in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, recently held a roundtable discussion on the passing of the 2012 draft budget in Kyrgyzstan, which was passed in late September by the sitting Bishkek government. The...

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With an aim of an explanation of the budget of Kyrgyzstan on 2011 in very accessible, clear form that an expenses and revenues parts of the budget were accessible to ordinary citizens, posters and flesh-presentation have been worked out...

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CAFMI announces the release of the 2011 International Property Rights Index (IPRI), which measures property rights regimes in 129 countries The report seeks to investigate the effects of enforcement of physical and intellectual property rights on the economic development...

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The Central Asian Free Market Institute (CAFMI) emerged winner in the in the Student Outreach category in the 2010 Templeton Freedom Awards for Excellence in Promoting Liberty competition. The award, managed by the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, recognized CAFMI...

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CAFMI conducted research on the internet sector in Kyrgyzstan that aims to provide a detailed picture of the components that make up the cost of internet, assess development trends in the sector and forecast future prices. "We found more than...

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Kazakhstan ranks highest in the region for economic freedom or, more specifically, the ability of citizens and companies within a country to conduct economic activities unobstructed by the state, Kyrgyz news agency Kabar.kg reported on Friday. Kazakhstan ranks 58th in...

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Today, Fred McMahon, Vice-President of Research at the Fraser Institute unveiled the long awaited Economic Freedom of the World: 2010 Annual Report. The annual report is produced by the Fraser Institute, Canada’s leading public policy think-tank, in cooperation with...

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“Kir-gis-tan?? Where is it?” this is often the reaction I receive when I tell some of my friends that I would be going to Kyrgyzstan for a holiday. To be honest, even I did not consider visiting Kyrgyzstan when I...