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ISDC delivers a mixed research methods course in Kyrgyzstan  

Damir Esenaliev, Senior Researcher at ISDC, and Philipp Schröder, Research Affiliate at ISDC and lecturer at the University of Freiburg, conducted a research module on mixed methods research for the M.A. program ‘Economic Governance’ at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). The module covered impact evaluation methods from the quantitative side and introduced students to basics of qualitative, ethnographic research. The module employed empirical data and reports from the ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Study, as well as from a research project on community driven development and social cohesion in which the lecturers were jointly involved between 2014-2017. Besides classroom work, the students had an opportunity to gain first-hand experiences in collecting field data on the correlations between social cohesion and employment, migration, communication technologies, and languages. The next round of training is scheduled for 2020 and envisions that students’ research efforts expand to projects on development cooperation currently implemented in Kyrgyzstan.

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5th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference took place in Bishkek

The 5th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference took place in Bishkek on 23-24 October 2019. The two-day conference brought together national and international experts from government and the public sector, development agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia and research institutions, and media to exchange knowledge and experiences on recent socio-economic developments in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia and […]

Workshop on Measuring Violent Conflict in Household Surveys

  ISDC researchers provided training at the first “Measuring Violent Conflict in Household Surveys” workshop, held on  19-23 March in Perugia, Italy, as part of a workshop series organised by the World Bank. The participants included staff from National Statistical Offices (NSOs) in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The instructors included staff from the World […]

Damir Esenaliev co-authored ADB’s Country Diagnostic Study for the Kyrgyz Republic

Dr Damir Esenaliev of ISDC has co-authored a chapter on Human Resources for Inclusive Growth in ADB’s Country Diagnostic Study for the Kyrgyz Republic. The study is an in-depth analysis of the sector reforms needed to enable the Kyrgyz Republic to achieve higher and more sustainable economic growth. The chapter presents an analysis of the recent developments in the labor market, […]