The document contains a detailed description of Kyrgyzstan social privileges system and the country’s experience in monetizing housing, fuel and transportation privileges. Almost a quarter of households in the country enjoy the privileges. 98% of recipients receive privileges with no means-test. For more than a decade, the Kyrqyz Government has been reforming the system of privileges to increase the targeting of social support, but privileges are still enjoyed by non-poor population. Therefore, the Government of KR aims to continue reforming the privileges system, including monetization of all the privileges, reduction of the beneficiaries’ categories, and increase in coverage of poor families woth social assistance. The paper also describes attempts to improve the targeting of a single monthly benefit, which is granted upon means-testing.
- Social Protection