Analytical materials

Why Care About Feminism in Kyrgyzstan?

“Although the country’s legislation does not provide for discrimination, a de facto large number of cases of gender-based violence indicate the systemic failure of at least the judicial system,” said Gulzada Rysbekova, an independent researcher in the field of international relations, in an article just for (more…)

Reform of the tax system in Tajikistan 27.06.20

Tajikistan has a complex tax administration system and high tax burden on manufacturing enterprises, the World Bank said in a report. Experts Manouchehra Madchonova and Merali Bodurshozoda in an article specially for say that in the near future a new version of the Tax Code of the Republic of Tajikistan will be submitted for public discussion.

Corona-crisis in Kazakhstan: Has the Government Coped with the Consequences of the Pandemic?

Marinin Sergey 24.06.20

“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 (more…)

Uzbekistan: Why the Reform of “Merciless” Houses is Stuck?

Dilmurad Yusupov 22.06.20

“Deinstitutionalization reform of the orphanages in Uzbekistan is impossible without preventing the placement of children in state institutions and strengthening social protection measures for vulnerable families, developing family forms of placement of orphans and children left without parental care, professional training of social workers, trainings for foster parents and introducing inclusive education” – noted experts Dilmurad Yusupov and Takhir Mirzhaparov in an article, written specially for


How to Improve Air Quality in the Capital of Tajikistan? 19.06.20

Currently, the capital of Tajikistan – the city of Dushanbe is in the twenty worst cities in the Asia-Pacific region for its air quality. Tajik ecologist Muazzama Burkhonova believes that a package of measures will be needed to improve the atmosphere. (more…)

Reforming Children’s Residential Institutions in Kyrgyzstan

“The country’s socio-economic profile, the large outflow of labor migrants, the low social support for children with disabilities, poor social services and preventive framework to forestall children being placed in residential units – all these factors indicate that children end up now and would yet be placed in childcare facilities”, – said Aigerim Arzymatova, participant of School of Analytics , in an article for (more…)

Tajikistan and Coronavirus: What Will Happen to Economic Development?

“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 (more…)

Aviation Reforms in Uzbekistan: New Yet Old?

Bakhrom Radjabov 12.06.20

“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 (more…)

Can “Open Skies” Policy Lead to a Tourist Boom in Tajikistan?

Aziz Timurov 10.06.20

“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 School of Analytics. (more…)

How Uzbekistan Deals with the Pandemic Challenges: Lessons for the Future

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…)