What Drives Higher Food Prices: Examples from Central Asia

Food prices are one of the most important indicators, which play an important role in economic and political stability. Food prices depend on a variety of factors, including growth in demand (mainly from Asian countries), financial market speculations, export restrictions, weather shocks, productivity slow-down, currency depreciation, rising oil prices, biofuels […]

Changing Configuration of the Global Democracy: A Brief Analysis of the Democracy Index Report

Apart from the COVID-19 pandemic, the year 2020 has been marked by an unprecedented decline of democracy in the world. The latest issue of the Democracy Index by the Economist Intelligence Unit registers the lowest score of the global democracy (5.37) recorded since the index began in 2006. According to […]

Business Environment and SME Support Programs in the Central Asian Turkish Republics: A Research on the Development of SMEs and Mutual Trade

SMEs are the main building blocks of national economies with their social and economic contributions. With the increasing importance of SMEs in liberal economies, it is aimed to increase the number of new entrepreneurs and to develop a business environment to support existing enterprises. In this study, it is aimed to investigate the business environment of fi ve countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan), to make suggestions for improving the business environment and to propose a support model that can be formed to improve trade between the fi ve countries. In the scope of the research, a qualitative analysis was made by means of evaluation of secondary data

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In this month; DIRECTOR OF THE UNESCO CLUSTER OFFICE IN ALMATY AND UNESCO REPRESENTATIVE TO KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN AND TAJIKISTAN, KRISTA PIKKAT. I joined UNESCO through the Young Professionals Programme in 1997 and have worked for the organization since. I started at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and for 15 years worked in different services from programme, external relations and strategic planning to the Office of the Director-General.

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