The Kyrgyzstan Study Abroad Market
In this Market Report on Kyrgyzstan we will cover socio-economics, educational and mobility trends.The Kyrgyz Republic is a lower-middle-income country of 6.5 million people. It is rich in natural resources, including minerals and has a significant agriculture sector. The country is investing heavily in hydroelectricity production, and tourism. Kyrgyzstan has a GDP of 8,5 billion USD. This is comparable to countries like Kosovo and Tajikistan.
Education expenditure is 15,7% of GDP. Expenditure of higher education is 3,03%.
After years of political unrest, Kyrgyzstan has introduced a parliamentary constitution with elaborate checks and balances, making the Kyrgyz Republic the only Central Asian country in which the president is limited to a single term.
According to the World Bank: ‘in order to realize the country’s potential, economic activities need to be diversified through increased private sector development and improved occupational skills and productivity in the young labor force.’ Education plays an important role in this transition. The government pursues a 3 pillar plan that 1) ensures the sustainable development of the education system, 2) focuses on equality of access and 3) improve quality of educational services. The digitalization of education is a key driver according to the education minister Gulmira Kudaiberdieva. All this and more in the Market Report on Kyrgyzstan.