Health Insurance in Tajikistan: What Will It Be like Tomorrow?

CABAR.asia 11.04.19

On April 8, 2019, IWPR Tajikistan hosted an expert meeting “Introduction of the Insurance System in Healthcare of Tajikistan”. Experts, representatives of public and private organizations, independent analysts and journalists discussed the observed problems in the healthcare system of Tajikistan, the prospects for the introduction of the insurance system and offered their recommendations.

Life on Hills near Dushanbe

CABAR.asia 05.04.19

Dushanbe is surrounded by hills and mountains with thousands of residents on three sides. However, unlike the centre of the capital, where new elite houses arise in place of old ones, the outskirts of the city have more deplorable situation.


IWPR Central Asia Announces Tender for Media Research

CABAR.asia 03.04.19

IWPR Central Asia within the ‘Development of new media and digital journalism in Central Asia’ project announces a tender to conduct a research of news consumption patterns across new media in four Central Asian countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

IWPR Kyrgyzstan will select 4 partners in each of the countries among the research organizations, academic institutions and independent researchers.

All interested parties should submit to iwpr.kyrgyzstan@iwpr.net till April 12, GMT +6 .

  1. Work plan for ensuring the quality of data collection, in particular, reaching the necessary general population.
  2. Profile of organization with/or CVs of key personnel
  3. Budget

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For any questions contact by phone: + 996 (312) 313097, 312955 or by email: iwpr.kyrgyzstan@iwpr.net.

Role of Afghanistan in Connecting Central and South Asia Through Energy

Mohammad Idrees 02.04.19

«Afghanistan is looking forward eagerly to connect both Central and South Asia through energy. It will get benefited from its geostrategic location by reviving the ancient Silk Road in the form of energy», – independent researcher Mohammad Idrees notes in his article written for the analytical platform CABAR.asia.


Nur-Sultan (Astana) – the City of Contrasts

CABAR.asia 01.04.19

After billion-dollar investments the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), has rapidly turned into a modern developing city. For 21 years of existence, it has changed beyond recognition. In chase of improvement of the capital, it’s outskirts remain neglected.


Settlements of Bishkek: “Born in Dirt”

In the last 30 years, about 50 new settlements have emerged near Bishkek. Many problems related to construction of roads, schools, infrastructure, street lighting, drinking water supply are still unsolved there.


IWPR conducted Trainings for Imam Khatibs in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

Trainings in Kyrgyzstan were held in Jalalabat, Osh and Batken cities, in Kazakhstan –  Kyzylorda, Turkestan and Taraz cities.

IWPR Held an Expert Meeting on the Role and Status of the Russian Language in Central Asian Countries

CABAR.asia 22.03.19

On March 15, 2019, a regional expert meeting “The Role and Status of the Russian Language in Central Asia” was held at the IWPR Office in Tajikistan. Independent experts, employees of state bodies and universities, representatives of research centers, political scientists and journalists discussed the status of the Russian language in the region, its place in the linguistic landscape of Central Asian countries, and offered their vision and suggestions for the future fruitful coexistence of Russian and national languages ​​of Central Asian countries.


The Houses That Beg Built

CABAR.asia 06.03.19

Chief communications officer of Tajikistan sells apartments in his work office.

The head of the Communication Service under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan launched several points of Dushanbe apartments’ sales operating on the premises of the state body he controls. The apartments sold are built by a private firm of his son. These are the highlights of the journalistic investigation “The Houses That Beg Built” published in a local media Faraj.tj. (more…)

IWPR: Experts Discussed the Problems of Sinology in Kazakhstan

CABAR.asia 05.03.19

On February 27, 2019, the IWPR Representative Office in Central Asia, analytical platform CABAR.asia and Center for Chinese Studies “China Center” in Almaty organized a round table on the topic “Sinology in Kazakhstan: the current state and prospects”.