Publications

Books

01 August 2015 | 700KB
Kyrgyz Herders of Soviet Uzbekistan
This book describes the socio-economic history, cultural experience and identity of a group of Kyrgyz herders who worked on collective farms in Soviet Uzbekistan in the second half of the 20th century. It tells the story of the herders and their families, who, for more than 50 years, led a semi-nomadic life, wintering on the collective farms in the Fergana Valley and summering in the highjailoos or summer pastures of the Chatkal and Fergana mountain ranges of Central Asia. 

01 August 2015 | 500KB
Respect Graces the Living, Lamentation Graces the Dead
This book presents a comprehensive ethnographic study of the singing of koshok (funeral lamentations) among elderly Kyrgyz women. Koshok is one of the oldest and most enduring genres of Kyrgyz oral poetry. The book includes koshok texts recorded by the author in different regions of Kyrgyzstan in 2003, 2011 and 2013, categorised according to theme and topic. It also includes descriptions of the author’s research methodology and a rare glimpse into the experiences of recording this sensitive ritual. 

14 January 2015 | 800KB
Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan
A Kyrgyz cemetery seen from a distance is astonishing. The ornate domes and minarets, tightly clustered behind stone walls, seem at odds with this desolate mountain region. Islam, the prominent religion in the region since the twelfth century, discourages tombstones or decorative markers. However, elaborate Kyrgyz tombs combine earlier nomadic customs with Muslim architectural forms. During the Soviet period, enamel portraits of the deceased were attached to the monuments, adding yet another dimension. In contrast to these elaborate and specific adornments, the cemeteries are overgrown with weeds and unmaintained, since maintaining the graves of the dead is not a Kyrgyz custom.

03 October 2014 | 0.4MB
Cost-Benefit Analysis Guide
Cost-benefit analysis is a standard methodology used in assessing central and local government expenditures on programmes, projects and policy.

30 May 2013 | 800KB
English-Russian Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Public and Economic Policy, Administration and Trade
This glossary is a unique resource for Central Asia, 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. 

12 May 2012 | 241KB
Kyrgyz-Russian-English Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Public Finance & Budget Process
The Kyrgyz-Russian-English Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Public Finance and Budget Process contains more than 450 key terms and concepts relevant to public finance.

21 December 2011 | 5MB
Herders' Manual for Western Pamir
Editors: Rahim, Inam; Maselli, Daniel
Contributors: Kadyrov, Tura; Radjabov, Farkhod; Shamsiev, Abromirzo; Abdulloev, Ubaidullo; Kodirov, Kobiljon; Toshpulotov, Mukhamadi; Navruzshoev, Dovutsho; Aknazarov, Khudodod; Rahim, Inam
21 December 2011
Book
Available in English, Tajik and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia


19 October 2011 | 6MB
Herders' Manual for Kyrgyzstan
Editors: Rahim, Inam; Maselli, Daniel
Contributors: Abdurasulov, Yrysbek; Abdurasulov, Abdugani; Pak, Vladimir; Kasymbekov, Joldoshbek; Kuldanbaev, Nurbek; Rahim, Inam
19 October 2011
Book
Available English, Kyrgyz and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

03 October 2011 | 1MB
Kyrgyz Küüs: Analysis,Thoughts, and Opinions (Volumes I and II)
This fundamental two-volume work Kïrgïz küülörü:Iliktöölör, oylor, pikirler (Kyrgyz Küüs Analysis,Thoughts, and Opinions) is written by well-known Kyrgyz ethnomusicologist Asan Kaybïlda uulu.

06 June 2011 |
English-Russian Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Policy Analysis, Public Administration and Public Economics
by Oleksandr Kiliievych, ISBN 978-9967-25-338-4, xxx+484pp. (paperback) The glossary is the first publication of its kind in the Russian language. It defines some 2,500 terms and concepts and cites examples of their usage in authoritative texts. Over 130 sources are used. In addition, there is an English - Russian, Russian - English dictionary of over 3,000 terms. The extensive preface discusses some of the difficult terminological issues. Oleksandr Kiliievych, is associate professor in the Department of Economic Policy, National Academy of Public Administration, Office of the President of Ukraine, and association professor in the Department of Economic Theory, National University ‘Kyivo-Mohyla’ Academy. To order copies, please contact: Elena Bosler-Guseva: publications@ucentralasia.org

06 June 2011 | 768KB
The Musical Arts of the Pamirs, Volumes I, II, and III
Published by the University of Central Asia, The Musical Arts of the Pamirs, Volumes I, II, and III is part of a five-volume study on folk music, oral history, and theatre traditions from the Pamir region of Tajikistan. Widely viewed as the most comprehensive work on Pamir music and heritage to date, The Musical Arts of the Pamirs is the culmination of approximately 40 years of field work by Dr Nizom Nurdjanov, along with his colleagues, Dr Fayzulla Karomatov and Dr Bahriniso Kabilova. To order copies, please contact: Elena Bosler: publications@ucentralasia.org

Briefs

12 September 2016 | 372KB
The School of Professional and Continuing Education
The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) is designed to serve the immediate needs of the communities where the campuses are being built and fulfils UCA’s approach to reach the broadest spectrum of learners possible.
Other languages: Русский язык |

01 April 2015 | 781KB
UCA Publications: Cultural Heritage Book Series
The UCA Cultural Heritage Book Series promotes understanding across cultures and generations by supporting Central Asian scholars conduct original and high-quality research, and publish and disseminate their work to regional and international audiences. The custodians of traditional knowledge are aging and with limited resources, this knowledge is under threat from several forces including scarce resources, migration, and outside influences.   UCA is committed to make a contribution to preserving the unique and diverse cultural heritage through research, documenting, archiving, and supporting work of regional scholars. A critical part of the mission of UCA is to help the peoples of Central Asia preserve and draw upon their rich cultural traditions and heritages as assets for the future. 

01 October 2014 | 1.1MB
Institute of Public Policy and Administration
The Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) was established in 2011 to strengthen public policy in Central Asia. It provides in-depth analysis on current and emerging policy issues facing the region, and improves the analytical capacity of governments and civil society to use evidence in decision-making processes through professional development.

27 September 2013 | 2.6MB
Construction of UCA Naryn Campus
The University of Central Asia (UCA) has made considerable investments in the construction of both community infrastructure and educational facilities in Naryn

27 September 2013 | 1.4MB
Facts at a Glance: Naryn Campus Construction
The University of Central Asia (UCA) has made considerable investments in the construction of both community infrastructure and educational facilities in Naryn

17 September 2013 | 0.5MB
Construction of Khorog campus: Preparation work
To prepare its Khorog campus site for construction, the University of Central Asia (UCA) is clearing and crushing up to 160,000 cubic metres of rock. The cleared land will house UCA buildings and the crushed stone will be used as raw material in the construction of roads, the Khorog campus buildings and other infrastructure.

15 June 2011 | 219KB
The UCA Research Programme
The Research Programme was initiated in 2008 with the intention to establish UCA as a leading centre of academic scholarship for Central Asia.

15 June 2011 | 296KB
The Aga Khan Humanities Project
Established in 1997, AKHP was created to explore abiding issues facing the individual and society from a multidisciplinary humanities perspective, and to foster the development of critical thinking and academic writing skills.

15 June 2011 | 327KB
The Central Asian Faculty Development Programme
UCA will offer inimitable opportunities for Central Asian scholars to pursue an academic career with low faculty-student ratios, opportunities for research, excellent facilities, and an organisational culture that places high value on integrity in all facets of its operation.

21 December 2010 | 420KB
UCA in the Republic of Tajikistan
This brief highlights some of the main achievements of UCA in the Republic of Tajikistan. It examines the University’s operational divisions and future plans.

20 December 2010 | 367KB
UCA in the Kyrgyz Republic
This brief highlights some of the main achievements of UCA in the the Kyrgyz Republic. It examines the University’s operational divisions and future plans.

19 December 2010 | 419KB
UCA in the Republic of Kazakhstan
This brief highlights some of the main achievements of UCA in the Republic of Kazakhstan. It examines the University’s operational divisions and future plans.

Brochures

19 October 2016 | 410KB
Quick Facts
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is a residential mountain university providing an international standard of higher education to create knowledgeable, skilled and creative graduates who will contribute leadership, ideas and innovations to the region.
Other languages: Русский язык |

17 October 2016 | 4,72MB
Developing Mountain Societies with a World Class Education (Prospectus)
UCA was established to offer an internationally recognised standard of higher education in Central Asia and prepare graduates to contribute leadership, ideas and innovation to the economies and communities of the region. Find out more through this Guide to the University of Central Asia’s Undergraduate education.

11 October 2016 | 2,7MB
University Profile
UCA consists of the School of Professional and Continuing Education (the first operational division of the University); and the School of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate), and the Graduate School of Development that will be launched when the three campuses are built in Khorog, Naryn, and Tekeli. The University provides three additional initiatives to build teaching and scholarly capacity in the region through its Central Asian Faculty Development Programme, the Aga Khan Humanities Project, and Research Programme.

11 October 2016 | 0
Building it Differently - UCA's Construction Approach
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is building residential campuses at high altitude sites in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic and Khorog, Tajikistan and preparing for construction in Tekeli, Kazakhstan. The location and topography of the campus sites pose particular challenges to this ambitious endeavour, as do capacity deficits in the region.
Other languages: Русский язык |

11 October 2016 | 1,9MB
Developing Mountain Societies with a World Class Education
UCA was established to offer an internationally recognised standard of higher education in Central Asia and prepare graduates to contribute leadership, ideas and innovation to the economies and communities of the region. UCA’s mission is to foster the socio-economic development of Central Asia, particularly its mountain societies, while helping the peoples of the region preserve and draw upon their rich cultural heritages as assets for the future.

Conference materials

12 October 2015 | 1.1MB
Life in Kyrgyzstan 2015 - Conference Programme
The inaugural Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference fosters research exchange in Central Asia and reflects current evidence-based policy making in the region. The conference brings together more than 40 international speakers and includes plenary discussions and topical sessions on labour markets, gender, migration, poverty, health, security, and integration issues in Central Asia. It also features findings of the research project ‘Gender and Employment in Central Asia’.

20 January 2014 | 1.1MB
Why Mountains Matter for Energy
The brief underscores the role of sustainable hydropower, biomass, wind, solar and geothermal energy. It calls for mountain targets that: integrate sustainable development into country policies and programmes; increase sustainable energy in the energy mix; double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency in buildings, industry, agriculture and transport; and take joint action to improve access for mountain communities to reliable energy.
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

20 January 2014 | 2.5MB
Why Mountains Matter for Forests and Biodiversity
The brief recognises the role of mountains as centers of agro-biodiversity, and their importance for providing ecosystem goods and services. It describes these goods and services, including clean water, protection against natural hazards, as well as high biodiversity, and recreational and spiritual values. The brief calls for targets related to enhancing ecosystem services of at least 15% of degraded ecosystems, as well as the conservation of 17% of terrestrial areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services and the reduction of loss of mountain biodiversity.
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

20 January 2014 | 0.8MB
Why Mountains Matter for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
The policy brief introduces the challenges facing mountain regions relating to vulnerability to natural hazards, high levels of poverty, and threats to water resources from climate change. The brief proposes targets to build resilience and reduce affected populations and loses from disasters in mountain regions by 50%. It calls for increased awareness of climate change threats in mountain regions and support for improved policy and frameworks for DRR.
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

11 June 2011 | 13KB
Challenges and opportunities of Pasture Management in Mongolia
Abstract of the presentation "Challenges and opportunities of Pasture Management in Mongolia", by  Hijaba Ykhanbai, PhD, Sc.D, Chairman, Environment and Development Association "JASIL".
 

11 June 2011 | 15KB
Community based pasture management in Kyrgyzstan
"Community based pasture management in Kyrgyzstan" (Abstract) by Azamat Isakov, Project Coordinator CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation (azamat@camp.elcat.kg)   

11 June 2011 | 9KB
Decentralized Pasture Governance in Kyrgyzstan: Challenges for implementation
"Decentralized Pasture Governance in Kyrgyzstan: Challenges for implementation" by Wibke Crewett.
 

11 June 2011 | 14KB
Land Tenure in Afghanistan’s Central Highlands: Implications for Pasture Management
"Land Tenure in Afghanistan’s Central Highlands: Implications for Pasture Management" by Laurie Ashley, Aga Khan Foundation (laurie.ashley@gmail.com)
 

11 June 2011 | 9KB
Enhancing Livestock Production Systems in Tajikistan to Mitigate Potential Impacts of Climate Change
"Enhancing Livestock Production Systems in Tajikistan to Mitigate Potential Impacts of Climate Change" (Abstract), by Nanda Joshi and Karim Maredia.

11 June 2011 | 17KB
Market access and pastoral livelihood strategies in rural Kyrgyzstan
"Market access and pastoral livelihood strategies in rural Kyrgyzstan" (Abstract), by Daniel Maselli, Inam-ur-Rahim, Bassirou Bonfoh, Henri Rueff, Urs Wiesmann.
 

11 June 2011 | 193KB
Agro-pastoralism in Chuy oblast: What is the place of livestock farming in the agrarian system?
"Agro-pastoralism in Chuy oblast: What is the place of livestock farming in the agrarian system?" by Raphaele de la Martiniere, post-grad student at University Paris-Ouest Nanterre (France) (raphaeledelamartiniere@gmail.com).

11 June 2011 | 14KB
Mountain villages under the threat of climate change
"Mountain villages under the threat of climate change", Pilot research in Western Tajikistan, by Stefanie Christmann and Aden A. Aw-Hassan.
 

11 June 2011 | 15KB
Pastoralism in Antiquity: the western Tianshan in the Bronze Age
"Pastoralism in Antiquity: the western Tianshan in the Bronze Age" (Abstract), by Alison Betts, University of Sydney (alison.betts@sydney.edu.au).
 

11 June 2011 | 89KB
Socio-Economic Profile and Husbandry Practices of Kari Sheep Farmers
"Socio-Economic Profile and Husbandry Practices of Kari Sheep Farmers", by Sohail Ahmad, Muhammad Sajjad Khan and Inaam U Rahmim.
 

10 June 2011 | 130KB
List of participants to the International Symposieum Pastoralism in Central Asia
List of participants to the International Symposium "Pastoralism in Central Asia: Status, Challenges and Opportunities in Mountain Areas", held at the  Ak-Keme Hotel, Bishkek on 13-14 June 2011.

10 June 2011 | 97KB
Programme of the International Symposium on Pastoralism in Central Asia
Programme of the International Symposium on "Pastoralism in Central Asia: Status, Challenges and Opportunities in Mountain Areas", held at the Ak-Keme Hotel, Bishkek on 13-14 June 2011.

Magazines

17 April 2015 | 4.7MB
UCA News Special Issue: UCA Chancellor Visits Kyrgyz Republic
With the countdown to the opening of our first campus underway, UCA welcomed Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan, to the Kyrgyz Republic in November 2014. This issue features highlights of that visit.

22 December 2014 | 1.7MB
Q-News Vol.2 No.3: School of Professional and Continuing Education
This issue of Q-News highlights the impact of the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE), the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) first operational school.

20 August 2014 | 1.6MB
Q-News Vol.2 No.2: Institute of Public Policy and Administration
This issue puts the spotlight on UCA’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration. 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.

22 April 2014 | 1.7MB
Q-News Vol.2 No.1: Special Issue: Mountain Societies Research Institute
This first issue of 2014 puts the spotlight on UCA’s Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI). MSRI’s background paper on sustainable land management is featured, revealing the Institute’s approach to creating a comprehensive research agenda.

21 April 2014 | 1.3MB
Q-News Special: Mountain Societies Research Institute
 This first issue of 2014 puts the spotlight on UCA’s Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI). MSRI’s background paper on sustainable land management is featured, revealing the Institute’s approach to creating a comprehensive research agenda.

06 February 2014 | 1.5MB
Q-News Vol.1 No.4: Special Issue: Campus Development
This issue features UCA campus development, including launch of campus construction in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. Other highlighted stories include our graduation ceremony in Dushanbe and a new agreement between UCA and RTSU and more...

09 December 2013 | 1.1MB
Q-News Vol.1 No.3: Focus on Afghanistan
This issue spotlights UCA’s growing programmes in Afghanistan, with stories on our graduation ceremony in Faizabad and a new agreement between UCA and the Afghan Government to lay the foundation for future training activities and more.

25 October 2013 | 1.1MB
Q-News Vol.1 No.2 Special Issue: Central Asian Cultural Heritage
A critical part of UCA’s mission is to help the different people of the region to preserve and draw upon their rich cultural traditions and heritages as assets for the future. This issue features UCA’s research and learning activities, with a special focus on cultural heritage. 

17 July 2013 | 800KB
Q-News Vol.1 No.1
The inaugural issue of UCA Q-News, the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) quarterly magazine. Q-News presents its readership with Quick Quarterly Quotes and news bites from the University.

Reports

02 August 2016 |
Measuring Social Cohesion in the Kyrgyz Republic: The Social Cohesion Index
Mandi M. Larsen, Klaus Boehnke
Working Paper No. 37, 2016, 68 p.
Available in English.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

24 May 2016 | 0
Decentralizing Governance of Agropastoral Systems in Kyrgyzstan: An Assessment of Recent Pasture Reforms
Agropastoral systems in Kyrgyzstan have undergone dramatic change in recent decades. In large part, change has resulted from the introduction of legislation that devolves authority and responsibility for the management of common-pool agropastoral resources to community-level pasture users associations.

13 April 2016 | 1.5MB
Forced Marriage and Birth Outcomes
Charles M. Becker, Bakhrom Mirkasimov, Susan Steiner
Working Paper No. 35, April 2016, 40 p.
Available in English.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia
Other languages: Русский язык |

24 March 2016 | 2.5MB
Social Cohesion through Community-based Development Project
Damir Esenaliev, Jamilya Karabaeva, Kanat Tilekeyev, Anastasia Aladysheva, Bakhrom Mirkasimov, Nazgul Abdrazakova, Aida Bolotbekova, Saule Chalbasova, Francesca Pavan, Roman Mogilevskii and Tilman Brück
Working Paper No. 34, March 2016, 50 p.
Available in English.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

01 June 2015 | 1MB
The Effect of Salary Increases on Labour Supply in the Kyrgyz Republic: The Case of Teachers and Medical Workers
Nurbek Jenish
Working Paper No. 33, May 2015, 24 p.
Available in English and Russian.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

01 May 2015 | 1.2MB
Approaches and Instruments for Regional Economic Development Stimulation in the Context of Intensification of External Effects and Uncertainty
Iya Degtyareva
Occasional Paper No. 3, May 2015, 44 p.
Available in Russian.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

21 April 2015 | 2MB
MSRI Programmes, Activities and Outputs 2014
Highlights include the launch of a new GIS laboratory; new papers in the MSRI Background Paper Series; and the successful completion of the pilot phase of our mobile digital library eBilim. Our first cohort of researchers from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan received support under MSRI’s Central Asia and Afghanistan Research Fellowship and are building important networks and a multi-disciplinary body of knowledge on sustainable mountain development. 

04 March 2015 | 800KB
Agroforestry for Landscape Restoration and Livelihood Development in Central Asia
Dr Utkur Djanibekov, Klara Dzhakypbekova, Dr James Chamberlain Dr Horst Weyerhaeuser, Dr Robert Zomer, Dr Grace B. Villamor, Dr Jianchu Xu
4 March 2015
Report
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

02 February 2015 | 1.9MB
The Impact of Kumtor Gold Mine on the Economic and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic
Roman Mogilevskii, Nazgul Abdrazakova and Saule Chalbasova 
Working Paper No. 32, January 2015, 40 p.
Available in English and Russian.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

20 November 2014 | 4.8MB
Micro-, Small and Medium Enterprises in Tajikistan: Drivers of and Barriers to Growth
Kanat Tilekeyev
Working Paper No. 31, November 2014, 44 p.
Available in English.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

01 August 2014 | 2.3MB
Mountain Tourism and Sustainability in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: A Research Review

Qobiljon Shokirov, Aisulu Abdykadyrova, Chad Dear and Sia Nowrojee
1 August 2014 Report
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia


02 July 2014 | 800KB
The Growth of Export-oriented Small and Medium Enterprises in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Bente Molenaar Neufeld and Jessica Earle
Working Paper No. 30, July 2014, 48 p.
Available in English and Russian.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

01 July 2014 | 1MB
Policy Making in the Executive Branch of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
Cholpon Nogoibaeva
Working Paper No. 29, July 2014, 36 p.
Available in English and Russian.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

30 June 2014 | 1.2MB
The Policy Process in Government in Tajikistan: Recent Dynamics, Challenges and Opportunities
Shokhboz Asadov
Working Paper No. 28, July 2014, 36 p.
Available in English and Russian.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

21 April 2014 | 2.8MB
Trade in Agricultural and Food Products in Central Asia
Roman Mogilevskii, Kamiljon Akramov
Working Paper No. 27, April 2014, 32 p.
Available in English and Russian.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

20 March 2014 | 1.1MB
Export-driven SME Development in Kyrgyzstan: The Garment Manufacturing Sector
Nurbek Jenish
Working Paper No. 26, March 2014, 28 p.
Available in English and Russian.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

15 March 2014 | 2MB
Small and Medium Enterprise Development in Kyrgyzstan: Informal Communications and the Role of Women
Altyn Kapalova
Working Paper No. 25, March 2014, 34 p.
Available in English and Russian
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

14 March 2014 | 0.7MB
Strengthening Research for Sustainable Land Management in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Jyldyz Shigaeva, Chad Dear, Bettina Wolfgramm
14 March 2014
Brief
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

29 November 2013 | 1.1MB
Policy Analysis as a Profession in Government: Who Does What and How
Mahabat Baimyrzaeva
Occasional Paper No. 2, Nov 2013, 32 p.
Available in English.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

23 October 2013 | 1.5MB
Public Engagement: Building Institutional Capacity
Tyler D. Knowlton
Occasional Paper No. 1, Oct 2013, 32 p.
Available in English.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

01 October 2013 | 3.1MB
Sustainable Land Management in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: A Research Review

Jyldyz Shigaeva, Bettina Wolfgramm and Chad Dear
1 October 2013
Report
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia


20 June 2013 | 1.1MB
Small and Medium Enterprises Development and Regional Trade in Afghanistan
Mujib Mashal
Working Paper No. 24, February 2014, 28 p.
Available in English and Dari Download
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

20 May 2013 | 1.5MB
Overview of key macroeconomic and fiscal models used by government agencies of the Kyrgyz Republic
Tolkunbek Abdygulov
Working Paper No. 23, February 2013, 48 p.
Available in Russian.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

18 May 2013 | 1,6 MB
International Experience on Protection of Labour Migrants’ Rights and its Application to Kyrgyzstan
Kathryn Anderson and Luca Barbone
Working Paper No. 22, February 2013, 80 p.
Available in English.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

17 May 2013 | 3,5MB
Regional Trade and Economic Growth in the CIS Region
Nurbek Jenish
Working Paper No. 21, February 2013, 46 p.
Available in English.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

16 May 2013 | 1MB
Expert Assessment of the Impact of Afghan Confrontation on Political and Economic Situation in Central Asia
Smagulov Agybay
Working Paper No. 20, February 2013, 46 p.
Available in Russian.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

15 May 2013 | 2.5MB
Quantitative analysis of the competitive environment and the concentration in some commodity markets of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Nikolai Chuikov, Tolkunbek Abdygulov, Aibek Kadyraliev
Working Paper No. 19, February 2013, 34 p.
Available in Russian.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

24 April 2013 | 1.5MB
In Search of Coherence: Kazakhstan’s Trade and Industrial Policy
Sabit Khakimzhanov, Ai-Gul S. Seitenova
Working Paper No. 18, February 2013, 48 p.
Available in English. Russian will be available soon
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

18 April 2013 | 4MB
Mountain Societies Research Institute: Activities, Outcomes and Partnerships, 2011-2012
The Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the resilience and quality of life of mountain societies through the generation and application of sound research. This 2011-2012 report describes its activities, outputs, and its partnerships.
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

17 March 2013 | 2.5MB
Productivity Implications of Participation in Export Activities: The Case of Farmers in Talas Oblast of Kyrgyzstan
Kanat Tilekeyev
Working Paper No. 17, February 2013, 28 p.
Available in English. Russian will be available soon
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

10 March 2013 | 1.9MB
Food Security and the Agricultural Cooperation Agenda in Central Asia with a Focus on Tajikistan
Shokhboz Asadov
Working Paper No. 16, February 2013, 38 p.
Available in English. Russian will be available soon
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

10 February 2013 | 1.3MB
Business Cycles in Central Asia and the Russian Federation
Nurbek Jenish
Working Paper No. 15, January 2013, 30 p.
Available in English and Russian.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

07 February 2013 | 1MB
Kazakhstan’s Investments in Central Asia
Kassymkhan Kapparov
Working Paper No. 14, January 2013, 24 p.
Available in English and Russian
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

06 February 2013 | 2.7MB
Trade and Economic Relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Khodjamakhmad Umarov
Working Paper No. 13, February 2013, 24 p.
Available in English. Russian will be available soon
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

05 February 2013 | 2.7MB
Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia: Trade Creation and Trade Diversion in Central Asia in 2010-2011
Roman Mogilevskii
Working Paper No. 12, February 2013, 46 p.
Available in English and Russian
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

04 February 2013 | 1.5MB
Foreign Trade of Turkmenistan: Trends, Problems and Prospects
Ishanguly Jumayev
Working Paper No. 11, January 2013, 36 p.
Available in English and Russian.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

17 January 2013 | 1.5MB
Regional Organisations in Central Asia: Patterns of Interaction, Dilemmas of Efficiency
Marlene Laruelle and Sebastien Peyrouse
Working Paper No. 10, December 2012, 60 p. Policy Brief: English
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

25 December 2012 | 1.5MB
Re-export Activities in Kyrgyzstan: Issues and Prospects
Roman Mogilevskii
Working Paper No. 9, December 2012, 52 p.
Available in  English and Russian.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

30 November 2012 | 2MB
On the Possibility of Inflation Targeting in Kyrgyzstan
Nurbek Jenish,
Asel Kyrgyzbaeva
Working Paper No. 8, November 2012, 60 p.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

08 November 2012 | 3MB
Export of Higher Education Services in Kyrgyzstan
Nurbek Jenish
Working Paper No. 7, October 2012, 40 p. Policy Brief: English
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

03 November 2012 | 21MB
Sustainable Mountain Development in Central Asia. From Rio 1992 to Rio 2012 and beyond
This report was prepared by the University of Central Asia (head office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) and Zoï Environment Network (head office in Geneva, Switzerland) in cooperation with Mountain Partnership and GRID-Arendal.

14 September 2012 | 2MB
Tajikistan’s Transit Corridors and their Potential for Developing Regional Trade
Shokhboz Asadov
Working Paper No. 6, September 2012, 40 p.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

21 August 2012 | 2 MB
Economic Interaction of Russia with the countries of Central Asia: Trends and Prospects
Irina Sinitsina
Working Paper No. 5, August 2012, 96 p.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

20 August 2012 | 9MB
Mountain Research and Development (MRD) Special issue: Central Asian Mountain Societies in Transition
UCA’s, Mountain Societies Research Centre (MSRC) researchers served as guest editors of this special issue of MRD, an international peer-reviewed journal published by the International Mountain Society, of which UCA and MSRC are institutional members.

15 August 2012 | 2 MB
Uzbekistan: Trade Regime and Recent Trade Developments
Bahodir Ganiev and Yuliy Yusupov
Working Paper No. 4, August 2012, 56 p.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia
Other languages: Русский язык |

07 August 2012 | 2.6 MB
Afghanistan and Regional Trade: More, or Less, Imports from Central Asia?
Saeed Parto, Jos Winters, Ehsan Saadat, Mohsin Usyan, and Anastasiya Hozyainova
Working Paper No. 3, August 2012, 42 p. Policy Brief in English, Dari .
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia
Other languages: Русский язык |

07 August 2012 | 5.2 MB
International Transport in Central Asia: Understanding the Patterns of (Non-)Cooperation
Elena Kulipanova
Working Paper No. 2, August 2012, 50 p. Policy Brief
Available in English and Russian
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia

05 August 2012 | 4 MB
Trends and Patterns in Foreign Trade of Central Asian Countries, Roman Mogilevskii
Roman Mogilevskii
Working Paper No. 1, May 2012, 56 p.
Available in English and Russian
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia
Other languages: Русский язык |

07 May 2012 | 1.60MB
Tree and Land Tenure: Rapid Appraisal Tools
The Rapid Rural Appraisal is a family of methodologies designed to encourage the participation of local communities in collection and use of information to improve their livelihoods. This qualitative research methodology can be used in three ways: 1) to gather general information about a topic; 2) to gather in-depth information about a particular subject; and 3) as a monitoring and evaluation tool. This manual offers background on the methodology and a toolkit of activities for use by researchers and practitioners. Originally published by United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1994, UCA’s, Mountain Societies Research Centre (MSRC) and the Mountain Partnership Consortium’s Central Asia Hub translated and printed the manual into Russian for use in the region.

25 October 2011 | 2.5MB
MSRC Activity Report (April - June 2011)

The Mountain Societies Research Centre’s (MSRC) Activity Report is the first of a series that highlights MSRC activities, work of its Fellows and Partners, covering activities since its inception to June 2011.
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia


11 July 2011 | 471KB
Giving Entrepreneurs a Voice in the Future of Southern Kyrgyzstan
The violent events that unfolded in Southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010 resulted in the destruction of homes and businesses, and threatened the livelihoods of micro and small entrepreneurs operating in the country’s southern region.

20 July 2010 | 2MB
Giving Youth a Voice in Youth Policy
Young people, especially young men, occupied centre stage during the 7-8 April 2010 events in Bishkek. Their involvement in direct action was unprecedented and their emergence on the political arena was a clarion call to elites and broader society that something must be done to address the grievances of this mobilized sector of society.