“Measures to minimize the effects of the crisis should be directed to the social, monetary and financial sectors, to curb the weakening of the national currency, reduce interest rates on additional costs, suspend financing of high-cost projects and freeze the allocation of funds for the construction of image facilities,” Professor Zarina Dadabaeva analyzes the consequences of the corona-crisis for the Tajik economy in an article, written specifically for CABAR.asia. (more…)
“If the government of Uzbekistan truly wished to liberalize the aviation industry, it needs to renounce the support for the national air carrier,” said political economist Bakhrom Radjabov in an article just for CABAR.asia. (more…)
“Open Skies policy – liberalization of the national air transportation market may become one of the conditions for the growth in the number of foreign tourists,” mentioned Aziz Timurov, a participant of the CABAR.asia School of Analytics. (more…)
Two regimes and standards have emerged in Uzbekistan since the beginning of the quarantine measures: one followed the logic of counteracting the spread of coronavirus, and the other followed the logic of economic calculation. (more…)
Kyrgyzstan is now building on credit an expensive mountain road that would need major repairs already in five years. Was there an alternative to the North-South highway? (more…)
“Measures to reduce the number of children in orphanages in Kazakhstan at the moment cannot be called effective due to the underdevelopment of measures to prevent children from entering orphanages and alternative forms of child care,” Aigerim Mussabalinova, a child rights expert, analyzes the problems of deinstitutionalization of children in Kazakhstan specifically for CABAR. asia.
May 2020 in Central Asia is remembered for the steady increase in coronavirus cases, the easing of quarantine rules, border disputes, floods and mudflows, rallies, and heightened social tension. The analytical platform CABAR.asia provides a brief overview of the most significant events in the region over the past month. (more…)
“As China’s economic power is being reinforced, Chinese growing political influence in the region could be one of the most serious challenges to Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries, given the growing partnerships both at the bilateral level and in BRI format,” said expert Oleg Limanov in an article just for CABAR.asia (more…)
In recent years, Kazakhstan has been actively involved in the fight against corruption. Starting from 2015, a new anti-corruption strategy of Kazakhstan was formed. Despite the various measures taken by the state, the country still fails to achieve the desired results.
“Although Tajikistan tries to balance the influence of great powers on its policies through its multisectoral foreign policy, China has several strategic advantages in its sleeve that can get Tajikistan involved”, – notes Sherzod Shamiev in the article, written specifically for CABAR.asia (more…)