Overview Turkmenistan

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Often contradictory and ambiguous presidential decrees, the self-serving interests of the central and regional leadership, the great political and financial dependence of local administrations on central government, as well as arbitrary decision-making and corruption all serve to undermine the efficient functioning of the administrative infrastructure.

Since 2015, the country has experienced an economic and social crisis that has intensified from one year to the next. Turkmenistani people have suffered enormous losses of purchasing power and jobs.

The hope that Turkmenistan would turn away from state control in favor of the development of democratic norms and a market economy have not been fulfilled. Most of the reforms that have been initiated are merely cosmetic in nature.

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