Q-News Special Issue: Institute of Public Policy and Administration

Date: 27 September 2014
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This issue we put the spotlight on UCA’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA). In the three years since it was founded, the Institute has had an impact at both the regional and country levels, generating research and information, providing training and establishing itself as a regional resource on policy development and public administration.

We feature the Institute’s regional frameworks to build capacity and knowledge in policy process and small and medium enterprise and regional trade in Central Asia. IPPA’s first certificate course in Policy Analysis is highlighted, as is a regional conference on food security co-hosted by the Institute, and the work of IPPA researchers.

Other stories feature visits to UCA by government partners, including the Kyrgyz Prime Minister, who toured our Naryn campus site, and the Canadian Minister of State who visited UCA in Bishkek. Canada is a key supporter of IPPA’s research and capacity building initiatives, and UCA has an increasing number of partnerships with Canadian universities.

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Kyrgyz Prime Minister Visits Naryn Campus Site

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Joomart Otorbayev visited UCA’s main campus in Naryn on 6 June 2014. He and his delegation toured the campus site and were briefed on construction progress. 

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SMEs Driving Regional Economic Growth and Trade

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a critical driver of economic growth and trade in Central Asia. Between February and May 2014, UCA organised a series of workshops on the role of SMEs in regional trade in Afghanistan and Central Asia.  

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Certificate Programme on Policy Analysis Launched with Carleton University

On 19 May 2014, IPPA began its Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. A rigorous executive programme for mid- to senior-level civil servants, other government staff and independent analysts, CPPA is offered under IPPA’s Research and Public Policy Initiative.

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Research Fellow Presents Findings to Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum

For Research Fellow Abdul Shukoor Popalzai, an economic policy analyst with the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, UCA's Visiting Research Fellow Programme provided unique insight into Central Asian mining and natural resource sectors. 

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New Afghan Continuing Education Unit to Improve Vocational Skills

UCA and the Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Badakhshan University to establish a Continuing Education Unit. The Unit will provide Afghans with the opportunity to improve skills and knowledge in vocational fields at an international standard of education.

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