CAFDP 2010, Kyrgyz Republic
- Candidate, PhD in Politics, University of Exeter, UK. Doctoral Research: “Public Finance, Budgeting and Taxation”
- 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 decentralization and public finance reform in the Kyrgyz Republic.