ch. 1. Introduction -- ch. 2. Overview of the first wave of institutional reforms in the 1950s-1960s : development through administrative modernization -- ch. 3. Overview of the second wave of reforms in the 1980s and early 1990s : the market as the new driver of development -- ch. 4. Overview of the third wave of institutional reforms since 1997 : government as a facilitator of good governance -- ch. 5. Lessons and myths in donor-promoted public sector institutional reforms -- ch. 6. Kyrgyzstan's governance institutions at the start of reforms -- ch. 7. Overview of Kyrgyzstan's public sector institutional reforms from 1991 to 2011 -- ch. 8. Governance institutions in Kyrgyzstan after 20 years of reforms -- ch. 9. Review of the relevant literature on institutions and institutional change -- ch. 10. Analytical tools and propositions for institutional change -- ch. 11. Conclusion.