The main questions addressed by Kyrgyzstan's 1998 report are the following: how effective has the state been in organizing and managing the transition from the previous command economy to a more pluralistic market-based economy?
This report assembels and analyses information about the realities of 1998 and future trends; offers suggestions and raises options for actions in Kazakhstan.
The report attempts to give an insight into the processes underlying the development of the human development indicators. Four issues have been chosen for examination in detail, each being covered in a separate chapter.
The Report stresses the issues of civil society and human rights. In 1998 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, one of the most important international documents in history. The intention of the country to build a democratic society, one that gives the highest priority to the rights and dignity of every individual human being, is genuine and sincere, and the will is strong. At the same time we are well aware of numerous problems and human rights violations in Georgia - it is a difficult task to establish the rule of law and change the mentality of the bureaucracy, law enforcers, and the population at large