IPPA Public Lecture, Bishkek: A Regional Development Policy Framework for Kyrgyzstan - Lessons from the OECD
December 7th 2018, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Dr. Tamara Krawchenko
Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
What are Kyrgyzstan's prospects for economic growth and competitiveness? How can the country ensure that each region has the right framework conditions to develop its competitive advantages? How can Kyrgyzstan pursue inclusive growth? This presentation will discuss the importance of regional development policies to achieving these objectives. It will provide an overview of how an understanding of economic geography and endogenous growth potential can be used to ensure that both sectoral polices and placed-based ones are fit to purpose across Kyrgyzstan's diverse regions. It will present the OECD's framework for regional development with a particular emphasis on rural development policies.
Dr. Tamara Krawchenko is an Economist/Policy Analyst in the Regional and Rural Policy unit of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities of the OECD. She has worked for both federal and provincial governments in Canada and for a number research institutes and universities as a professor and researcher. Her multi-disciplinary research has covered a wide range of topics—from community capacity building and rural development, to the governance of land use, intergenerational equity and public finance. She has authored over 40 articles, books and reports. Tamara holds a PhD in Public Policy from Carleton University and degrees in public administration, history and political science from Dalhousie University.
About the OECD
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was established in 1961 to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyze and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.
University of Central Asia
2nd Floor Seminar Room
138 Toktogul Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
The presentation will be conducted in English. Russian translation will be provided upon prior request.
* Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.