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Overview of National Security Agencies in Central Asian Countries

1 December, 2020



Security agencies in Central Asia are equipped with excessive power, while their accountability and transparency are very limited. The engagement of international actors and the identification of entry points thus require a thorough analysis.

The main objective of this mapping study, initiated by DCAF and conducted by DCAF’s partners in Central Asia, is to identify the security actors in Central Asia, determine their competencies, and identify their links with local communities. Furthermore, to measure their functions and performances against good governance standards.

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