Opinions

Distant Analytics, But With the Effect of Presence

Navruz Karimov 01.10.20

Navruz Karimov, a participant of the third CABAR.asia School of Analytics, shares his experience on the knowledge gained and talks about the trainers, participants, and the training program.

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Three Little-Known Facts About CABAR.asia School of Analytics 2020

Kunduz Kydyrova 29.09.20

A participant of the third CABAR.asia School of Analytics Kunduz Kydyrova shares her experience about the knowledge gained and talks about three learning facts. 

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Electricity Shortages in Tajikistan: Climate Change or Poor Management?

In the summer of 2020 Tajik authorities made an announcement about the probability of decrease on the availability of electricity. This article will attempt to understand the reasons why the water rapidly decreased in the river that eventually caused shrinkage in the Nurek Dam. 

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Uzbekistan: on the brink of social explosion

The socio-political situation in Uzbekistan has been tense in recent years but now in many areas a crisis may be unfolding in the wake of the pandemic. As the economic tensions are reflected in the published figures, it can be seen that the country’s external debt and levels of poverty are growing and an atmosphere of social control is on the rise.

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Economic Reforms in Uzbekistan: Achievements, Problems, Perspectives

Yuliy Yusupov 21.07.20

As an independent state, Uzbekistan appeared on the world map in 1991. The country launched reforms that were supposed to create a base for running a market economy. In 1996, however the course of the economy was radically shifted towards intensification of state intervention in the economy and the implementation of an import substitution policy.

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Media Landscape in Uzbekistan

Scorched earth: media in Uzbekistan between 2005 and 2016

Under the rule of President Islam Karimov (1991-2016), the media in Uzbekistan experienced significant pressure. The total domination of the media environment by censorship and threats to journalists meant there was no freedom of expression in the media at all.

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Reversing brain drain is the key to Uzbekistan’s future

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens economies and has disrupted societies everywhere. To recover, restore, and rebuild, every country will need to lean on expertise and the very best of its human capital. However, in Central Asia, the bitter truth is that systems that were already struggling before the pandemic will suffer more because so many of their best and brightest have simply left. This brain drain of the region’s human capital now poses nearly as big a problem as the virus itself.

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Challenges NGOs in Uzbekistan are Still Facing

Dilmurad Yusupov 19.07.20

Overview of NGOs in Uzbekistan

According to the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan the total number of registered non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the country as of 2020 exceeded 10,000.[1] The Ministry boasted that NGOs are increasingly gaining strong positions in the development of Uzbek society and are becoming a full-fledged partner of the state as the result of adopted legislative measures.

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Forced Digitalization of Public Services in Kazakhstan During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Altynay Karimova 24.06.20

The coronavirus pandemic in Kazakhstan has pushed for a massive transition to the digital environment. The situation with forced digitalization was a good lesson and revealed shortcomings in the provision of public services online.

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Experiences of Labor Migrants in Kazakhstan During COVID-19: Leave or Stay?

Aizhan Kakenova 01.06.20

In this economic instability faced both by public and by the government, there is one group left behind all possible parachutes and safety opportunities. This group is ethnic migrants.

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