The parliament of Kazakhstan legalised the parliamentary opposition. It means that the oppositionists would be entitled to speak in the lower house, introduce issues to the agenda and to promote draft laws alternative to the initiatives of the ruling majority. (more…)
June 2020 in Central Asia is remembered for the crisis-ridden epidemiological situation in the region; easing and tightening of quarantine measures; various protests; the decline of free speech; arrests and convictions of activists and former officials. The analytical platform CABAR.asia provides a brief overview of the most significant events of the region over the past month. (more…)
“Even the most impressive amounts with inefficient institutions and systemic problems, when money does not reach the addressees, will not amend the situation,” independent expert Sergei Marinin analyzes Kazakhstan’s government measures during the coronavirus pandemic in an article, written specifically for CABAR.asia (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…)
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.
Kazakhstan had participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for the fourth time. The test results fell below the performance of previous years. Research suggests the relationship between funding and quality of education. (more…)
“Working with China would help Central Asia to weather the crisis and identify a new economic growth point, but it would take a more rigorous policy on the eastern neighbor”, Anton Bugaenko, a sinologist and chief expert of the Chinese and Asian studies program at the Institute of World Economics and Politics, notes in his article just for CABAR.asia (more…)
«An average Kazakh citizen that steadily allocates 100% of his salary to savings will need about 11 years to purchase a 540-square-foot apartment, » notes project manager at Eurasian Center for People Management and CABAR.asia School of Analytics participant, Aslan Nurzhanov in the article. (more…)
The publication “Analytical Centers in Central Asia: between science, society and authority” was developed by the IWPR Representative Office in Central Asia together with analysts of the regional analytical platform CABAR.asia. (more…)