Poverty Updates: The Case of the Kyrgyz Republic

Date: 22 May 2014
Other languages: Русский язык |

Speaker: Jennifer Keller and Judy Yang
Date: 22 May 2014, 4.00 pm
Venue: University of Central Asia (UCA), 138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic,2nd Floor Conference Room.

Abstract
This lecture will present poverty and shared prosperity trends in the Kyrgyz Republic, using data and calculations from the 2008 to2012 Kyrgyz Integrated Household Survey. It will also include regional comparisons to other Central Asian countries and Central and Eastern European countries, and analysis of mobility and growth studies.  Finally, significant drivers of poverty reduction will be discussed.

Registration
Please RSVP to nazgul.abdrazakova@ucentralasia.org with your name and affiliation. Please indicate if you require Russian translation. 

Biography
Jennifer Keller is an economist at the World Bank. She did her graduate studies in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.  She has worked at the World Bank since 1998, and prior to the World Bank worked at the U.S. Census Bureau.  She current works in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network of the World Bank, where she walks on diverse issues including inclusive growth analysis, jobs analysis, and macroeconomic monitoring and analysis.  Prior to her current position, she worked in the Middle East and North Africa region, where she worked on a range of issues including international migration, private sector development, structural reform, exchange rate management, and poverty.  

Judy Yang is a consultant at the World Bank. She received her PhD in Economics from Georgetown University. She has worked at the World Bank since 2009. Prior to joining the European and Central Asia region, she has worked for the Financial and Private Sector anchor, Africa, and Middle East and North Africa regions. Judy studied migration and applied econometrics, and has worked on a variety of private sector development issues for the World Bank. Her current work program includes poverty analytics for Central Asia and Turkey, as well as participation in the European and Central Asia Team for Statistical Development.

Language
The presentation will be in English. Russian translation provided upon prior request.