CAFDP 2010, Kyrgyz Republic
- Graduated, PhD in Politics, University of Exeter, UK. 2015. Doctoral Research: “Applying a Model of Public Management Reform to Tax Reform in a Post Soviet Transition Country: The Case of the Kyrgyz Republic”
- MPA in Public Finance and Policy Analysis, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Elima has taught at several institutions in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic and participated in the Summer School of Central European University, e-Learning workshops and international conferences. Her research interests include governmental finance, budgeting, revenue forecast, expenditure management, fiscal decentralisation and public finance reform in the Kyrgyz Republic. This also covers the broader area of the economics of education and her specific research niche is the higher education response to labour markets in Central Asia.