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Financial Support Obligation in Kyrgyz Kinship Networks
Financial obligation in Kyrgyz society include a system of compulsory monetary contributions from immediate and extended family members at funerals, weddings, or when a person is facing health issues. The presentation will include findings from a study of the systems through which financial and material support obligations are fulfilled within kinship networks in contemporary Kyrgyz society.
Food Security and the Agricultural Cooperation Agenda in Central Asia with a Focus on Tajikistan
The global rise in food prices, significant dependence on food staple imports, and the temporary wheat export bans by the region’s main producers is having a dramatic impact on the lives of millions in Central Asia. This is particularly the case in Tajikistan which has faced a series of natural calamities and poor economic performance over the past few years.
Agricultural Productivity, Poverty and Export Potential in Talas Oblast of Kyrgyzstan
Poverty in Kyrgyzstan has been an important and persistent problem since independence in the 1990s. Despite a decrease in poverty rates in the last decade, rates continue to be high. Remote rural areas have lower potential for economic growth, and demonstrate higher and more volatile levels of poverty that are sensitive to external negative factors. This lecture will present findings from research on the determinants of rural poverty in the remote area of Talas oblast of Kyrgyzstan. The research focused on the main factors determining rural poverty to improve the theoretical basis of agricultural research in the region, and produce practical recommendations for growth in the sector. The research found a statistically significant link between poverty and production efficiency at the household level. The presentation will also include an overview of rural production, the results of alternative poverty measurement in the region, and the case for the new export potential of Talas beans, which has developed in recent years.
Balance of Payments of the Kyrgyz Republic: Accounting Principles and Current Status
This lecture will examine the theoretical basis of building international accounts and the balance of payments of the Kyrgyz Republic. Concepts such as the double entry system, the economic territory, residency, the centre of economic interest and time of registration will be discussed in depth. The lecture will also include an overview of the current status of the balance of payments of the Kyrgyz Republic based on data on the first half of 2013. Features of the country's balance of payments statistics will be described, as well as the problem of "errors and omissions".
Transport Corridors in Central Asia
At the moment there is no effective and commercially attractive transport links between the countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan, South Asia and the Middle East. An urgent need is to build a railroad across northern Afghanistan with access to Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, and the railroad from Kazakhstan via Turkmenistan to Afghanistan.
Torture and Transition: Determinants of International Human Rights Norm Compliance in Central Asia – Comparative Analysis of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
An exclusive lecture to commemorate Human Rights Day
Post-communist states have had two decades of experience with the free market of goods and ideas. With regards to liberal norms, after independence, they rapidly signed and ratified a variety of conventions and treaties. However, for many states these actions were simply opportunities to satisfy desires for membership in international institutions and appease Western donors and human rights critics. The case of the post-Soviet Tajikistan, in comparison to its northern neighbor of Kyrgyzstan, offers an opportunity for analysis.
Geopolitical Constraints in Central Asia: The Role of Regional Partnerships in Security and Energy
This presentation aims to explore the reasons for Chinese-Russian cooperation concerning energy and security in Central Asia. We start from the assumption that Russia and China are increasingly inter-related in geopolitical terms and both seek to maintain and/or increase their influence in the region not only through hard power initiatives (which are increasingly less common in both countries’ relations) but through the signing of agreements and defense treaties, which are linked to natural gas and oil.
Business Cycles in Central Asia
This presentation examines the features of business cycles (BC) in Central Asian countries: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The presentation attempts to (i) analyze the relationship between the movements in macroeconomic variables and the aggregate cycle for each country; (ii) examine the extent of synchronization of BCs across countries and BC dependence on other external developments.
Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia: Trade Creation and Trade Diversion in Central Asia in 2010-2011
The formation of the Customs Union (CU) of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russian Federation is probably the most important trade policy change in Central Asia in recent years. Initial analysis indicates that trade in goods between CU countries and other Central Asian countries has grown significantly during the two years of the CU operations.
Women’s Rights to Land and Natural Resources in Kyrgyzstan: Findings from Batken, Chui, Naryn and Jalalabad Oblasts
This presentation examines women’s land and natural resource rights in practice in rural Kyrgyzstan. Women’s rights to productive resources have been linked to increases in household food security, economic development and children’s education, and access to land and natural resources confers economic benefits through agricultural production, access to collateral, and rental and sales income.