The Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (hereinafter referred to as the SRC) was established in connection with the approval of the new structure of the President’s Office of the Republic of Tajikistan in order to improve the quality and efficiency in providing information and analytical support to the Government of the Republic of Tajikistanю. The center was established on the basis of the Economic Research Institute of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Tajikistan, which, in turn, was transformed from the Scientific Research Institute of Economics and Mathematical Economics Planning Methods with the computing center of the State Planning Board of the Tajik SSR, created in 1971 in accordance with Resolution of the USSR State Committee on Science and Technology of April 13, 1971. In its activities, the Center is guided by the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Tajikistan, decrees, and orders of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan. More information can be found at

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is the leading institution of the system of higher education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which was the first to pass the state certification and which has justified its right to realize academic activity on all specialties and at all levels.

Al-Farabi KazNU is the leader of the General rating of the universities of Kazakhstan, which was the first laureate in the history of the country of the Presidential award of the Republic of Kazakhstan “For achievements in the area of quality”, a laureate of the Award of the CIS for achievements in the area of quality and services.

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Paper Lab

Paper Lab is a research group created by young experts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan to jointly implement research projects in the field of public policy. The PaperLab Group specializes in policy-oriented research focused on solving problems, not just diagnosing them. In analytical work, team members apply a multidisciplinary approach with a combination of academic knowledge and applied analytic skills. In addition, the group puts efforts at improving the research and analytical environment through a discussion platform and conducting training and workshops to improve the skills of Kazakhstani researchers on topics such as methodology, research ethics, fundraising, public speaking, research promotion, etc. More information can be found at

Foundation Of The First President Of The Republic Of Kazakhstan — Elbasy

Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) was established in 2003 and became the leading «think tank» of Kazakhstan. It is an open independent expert platform to discuss regional and global challenges of the modern world. The Institute is actively involved in the public debate on the global economy, geopolitics, security, integration, and Eurasianism. At the international level, it actively cooperates with foreign think tanks, spreading objective and reliable information about Kazakhstan and its foreign policy. More information can be found at

Central Asia Institute for Strategic Studies (CAISS)

Building on the expertise and experience of young outstanding Central Asian scholars and experts, the CAISS aims to introduce fresh ideas and perspectives, new insights, thorough analysis to Central Asian Studies. CAISS engages policymakers, experts, the public and academia with innovative ideas and analysis, fact-based research to influence national and regional debates. CAISS primary mission is to conduct interdisciplinary, applied and collaborative research on a wide range of security, political, economic and development issues, provide consulting services and organize academic events with a particular focus on Central Asia and broader Eurasian Neighborhood. Institute’s research is independent and non-partisan. 

Media Policy Institute

Media Policy Institute – an independent, nonprofit organization that is focused on the development of free information space in Kyrgyzstan. Media Policy Institute is a proud successor to the Institute of Media Representative, continuing this activity in view of the ever-changing information world picture. The mission of the Institute for Media Policy is to provide legal assistance to the media of the Kyrgyz Republic, the research and development of the rule base in the information sphere, as well as conducting educational projects for media consumers.   More information can be found at: