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ERIC Number: ED503846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 68
Abstractor: ERIC
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Central Asia Since 1991: The Experience of the New Independent States. OECD Development Centre Working Paper, No. 212 (Formerly Technical Paper, No. 212)
Pomfret, Richard
OECD Publishing (NJ1)
The five former Soviet republics of Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan) have become separate states, developing at different rates and in different directions, and with different political and economic regimes. As a result, the cohesion of the region has broken down and economic development is hampered by internal and regional political troubles. Poverty has risen dramatically and bad governance is inhibiting efficient exploitation of natural resources in some countries. The transition to market economies, however, has been largely completed, even if the markets themselves are imperfect. This raises hopes for the long-term future of the region. A bibliography is included. (Contains 68 notes, 2 figures and 11 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Location: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan