• Population 6,322,800
  • Area (km2) 199,950
  • GDP per capita (USD) 1,308.14
  • TPES (Mtoe) 4.56
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 10.5

Kyrgyzstan’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is low.

While Kyrgyzstan has the relevant policies and measures in place, there is potential for improvement. Attention should be given to enhancing the country’s regulatory effectiveness.

risk level

Of the three risks assessed in EIRA, breach of State obligations is lower compared to unpredictable policy and regulatory change and discrimination between domestic and foreign investors.
  • 31%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 34%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 28%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Kyrgyzstan’s performance is good on three indicators, and it is moderate on one indicator. It has a score of 73 on the indicator rule of law and 72 on management of decision-making processes. Its performance on foresight of policy and regulatory change has improved by five points and stands at 63. Its score on regulatory environment and investment conditions is the same as in EIRA 2020 (54).

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Kyrgyzstan’s overall sub-indicator performance is good. The highest-scoring sub-indicator is management and settlement of investor-State disputes with a score of 95. It is followed by transparency at 81 and communication of vision and policies at 76. Its score is 70 on restrictions on FDI and 63 on institutional governance. On the sub-indicators robustness of policy goals and commitments and respect for property rights, it has a score of 50. Regulatory effectiveness is the lowest-scoring sub-indicator at 39.