University of Central Asia releases 2nd edition of English-Russian Glossary of Public Policy Terms and Concepts

Date: 13 June 2013
Other languages: Русский язык |
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) published the second edition of its English-Russian Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Public and Economic Policy, Administration and Trade. The book was launched during a regional four-stop tour by renowned economist and policy analyst Oleksandr Kiliievych, who compiled both editions of the glossary. Kiliievych, an Associate Professor in the Department of Economic Policy of the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine and author of over 240 publications, arrived in the region this week to share his perspectives on the development of this expanded edition and its utility in the region.
 
“This glossary is the product of the enormous and scrupulous efforts of Ukrainian scholar Oleksandr Kiliievych,” explained Dr Bohdan Krawchenko, UCA Director General. “It is a unique resource, bringing together, in Russian and English, concepts and terms used in public policy, policy analysis, economic policy, international trade and economics to facilitate understanding and clarity by actors in government, universities and civil society across Central Asia.” 
 
Associate Professor, Oleksandr Kiliievych, presents the English-Russian Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Public and Economic Policy, Administration and Trade.
 
The glossary is the expanded second edition of the English-Russian Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Policy Analysis, Public Administration and Public Economies also compiled by Oleksandr Kiliievych, and published by the University of Central Asia in 2009. This edition was produced under the UCA’s Regional Cooperation and Confidence Building in Central Asia and Afghanistan project implemented by IPPA, with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada and the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. It was developed to encourage the use of appropriate and consistent terminology in both Russian and English, and to ultimately strengthen policy analysis across the region.
 
“The first glossary has proved to be useful not only for myself and my colleagues, but is now an international resource, particularly for the government sector. Parliamentarians from as far as Azerbaijan and members of Canada’s civil service have purchased copies to distribute among their colleagues. The expanded edition promises to be even more relevant,” said Sheradil Baktygulov, during the launch in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
 
The new edition defines over 3,200 terms and concepts and cites examples of their usage in authoritative texts, based on an extensive range of over 130 sources. It also includes an English - Russian, Russian - English dictionary of 3,400 and 4,600 terms respectively.
 
“The core of the glossary still remains terminology of policy analysis framed by the terminology of public administration and public policy. However, the topics of the glossary are now significantly expanded to include international trade and trade policy, including the theory of international economics and international finance and the rules of the World Trade Organisation, as well as the concepts of competitiveness and global competitiveness,” explained Kiliievych.
 
The launch tour began in Astana on 3 June 2013, with a presentation to participants of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This was followed by presentations to the public in Dushanbe, Almaty and Bishkek on the framework, contents and utility of the glossary. Kiliievych also discussed some of the terminological challenges involved in compiling such a resource, since public policy is a new field in the region and Russian terminology has yet to be established and standardised.
 
The new edition of the English-Russian Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Public and Economic Policy, Administration and Trade defines over 3,200 terms and concepts used in public policy, policy analysis, economic policy, international trade and economics.
 
“It can be difficult to talk and write about international economies and trade when different terms are used to describe the same processes,” agreed Dr Roman Mogilevskii, IPPA Project Coordinator, UCA. “This resource consolidates this knowledge according to international norms and encourages standardisation.” 
 
UCA Glossary Launch Tour Locations and Dates
 
Astana, Kazakhstan
3 June 2013, 3.00 pm
Venue: Academy of Public Administration, 33a prospect Abaya, Astana, Kazakhstan
 
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
4 June 2013, 2.00 pm
Venue: The Ismaili Centre, 47 Ismoili Somoni Avenue, Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
 
Almaty, Kazakhstan
6 June 2013, 2.00 pm
Venue: School of Public Policy of International Academy of Business, 227 Rozybakieva Street, Almaty, Kazakhstan
 
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
7 June 2013, 4.00 pm
Venue: University of Central Asia, 138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. 
 
The Glossary is available for purchase in Tajikistan for 50 somoni, Kyrgyz Republic for 500 soms and Kazakhstan for 1500 tenge. For more information, please visit: http://www.ucentralasia.org/Resources/Item/535 or contact: ippa@ucentralasia.org or call +996 (312) 910 822 (ext. 573). 
 
The Regional Cooperation and Confidence Building in Central Asia and Afghanistan project was implemented by UCA’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration, with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. The project also supported the production of over 20 Working Papers and training for civil servants from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Afghanistan on trade policy and practice. 

Oleksandr Kiliievych is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economic Policy of the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine; an Associate Professor in the Economic Theory Department of the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”; and an Advisor to the First Deputy Minister, State Secretary for European Integration of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine (2003-2011). He is the author of over 240 publications, including 11 monographs, 21 tutorials and two textbooks. His main research interests are micro- and macroeconomics, policy analysis, economics of the public sector and public administration.