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27 October 2020

LiK 2020 Session 4.1 LiK Data Users Workshop


27 October 2020


Organizers: Elita Bakirova (UCA), Damir Esenaliev (IGZ, ISDC) Damir Esenaliev (IGZ, ISDC): Summary from the LiK 2019 wave Golib Sanaev (IAMO): Merging LiK communities with climate data using geographical markers Damir Esenaliev (IGZ, ISDC): Open discussion on LiK data processing and analysis *** The Sixth Annual Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference 2020 Promoting Research and Evidence Based Policy Making in Central Asia The ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Study (LiK Study) is a research-based, open access, multi-topic longitudinal survey of households and individuals in Kyrgyzstan. It tracks the same 3,000 households and 8,000 individuals over time in all seven Kyrgyz regions (oblasts) and the two cities of Bishkek and Osh. The data are representative nationally and at the regional level (East, West, North, South). The survey interviews all adult household members about household demographics, assets, expenditure, migration, employment, agricultural markets, shocks, social networks, subjective well-being, and many other topics. Some of these topics are addressed in each wave while other topics are only addressed in selected waves. All members of the households in 2010 are tracked for each wave and new household members are added to the survey and tracked as well. The survey was first conducted in 2010 and it has been repeated four times in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016. The sixth wave of the LiK Study was conducted during November 2019-February 2020. Organising Institutions University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA). For more information on IPPA, please visit:

IGZ – Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops. For more information on IGZ, please visit:

ISDC – International Security and Development Center. For more information on ISDC, please visit: