There is a struggle between reformers, who want to overhaul the entire governance system, and beneficiaries of the old system and structures, who aim to preserve what can be described as a “captured state.”

Poverty has gradually declined as economic growth has returned, accompanied by a growth in real incomes. The macroeconomic situation in the country stabilized during the review period, although significant vulnerabilities remain.

The government reported achievements in all priority reform areas, namely pensions, education, health care, public administration, privatization and state-owned enterprises, agriculture, energy, anti-corruption and rule of law, innovation development, logistic and infrastructure development, and the business climate.

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