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Intelligence Sector Reform in Central Asia

22 December, 2021



Conflict analysis that equips actors to identify initial instances of institutional dysfunction within the security sector, will ultimately lead them to recognise the centrality of security sector governance. 

The main objective of this study is to provide structured information on the transformation process of intelligence agencies in Central Asia, determine their competences and identify the recommendations for their reform. Furthermore, to measure their functions and performances against good governance standards.

This is relevant to both national and regional actors that would be able to access country reports of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

The main output of the study is to outline what would be the transformative process of intelligence agencies in Central Asia and to disseminate the new knowledge gained to the broader community by publishing a cross-national report.    


Grazvydas Jasutis and Aida Alymbaeva