KYRGYZSTAN GDP TO GROW BY 5.5% IN 2013 – ADB REPORT
BISHKEK, KYRGYZ REPUBLIC (25 April 2013) – Growth in the Kyrgyz Republic is expected to rebound this year after recent low gold production held the economy back, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) new macroeconomic outlook for developing Asia.
DEVELOPING ASIA’S GROWTH STEPS UP TO 6.6% IN 2013
BISHKEK, KYRYZ REPUBLIC (25 April 2013) – Rising private consumption and stronger intraregional trade will spur a pickup in growth in developing Asia in 2013 and 2014, as economic activity in the US and Europe remains in the doldrums, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says in a major new report.
ASIA’S FUTURE PROSPERITY REQUIRES MAJOR CHANGE IN ENERGY USE
BISHKEK, KYRGYZ REPUBLIC (25 April 2013) – Asia is moving along a dangerously unsustainable energy path that will result in environmental disaster and a gaping divide in energy access between rich and poor unless the region dramatically changes course, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.
UCA’s commitment to cultural preservation inspires donation of unique collection from Prof. Vasiliy Kisunko’s library
The University of Central Asia (UCA) received nearly 600 books from the collection of the late Vasiliy Kisunko, a Russian art historian and professor. The collection includes books on culture, history, politics and political economy published by Soviet historians between 1960 and 1980.
How ’Global’ is the Global Transformation of the University? The Importance of Transnational Knowledge Production and Critique
These are turbulent times for higher educators and students around the world. They are characterised, by a new era of capitalist initiatives which include the rapid defunding of formerly public education systems, ascendance of capitalist knowledge regimes and the transformation of professional identities. At the same time, there is a global intensification of intellectual and political resistance to these processes and the proliferation of alternative projects.
Statement on the Conclusion of an IMF Staff Mission to the Kyrgyz Republic
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Christian Beddies visited Bishkek during March 27-April 10 to conduct discussions for the fourth review of the Extended Credit Facility arrangement and the 2013 Article IV Consultation. At the conclusion of the visit, Mr. Beddies made the following statement
Jazz - Bishkek - Spring
The non-governmental foundation "Central Asia-Art Management" (CAAM) announces of the 8th International Festival "Jazz Bishkek Spring" to be held in Bishkek on 19th, 20th and 21st of April 2013 at the Maldybaev Kyrgyz National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (starting at 18.00).
Final Conference takes stock of the 5th phase of the Central Asia Drug Action Program
BISHKEK, 11 April 2013 – Joint EU-Central Asia efforts towards improvement of the drug situation in the region were in focus of the Final Conference of the 5th phase of the EU's Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP).
Regional seminar on the Right to a Fair Trial within the EU Rule of Law Initiative for Central Asia
BISHKEK, 9 April 2013 – In the framework of the Rule of Law Initiative for Central Asia established by the EU and led by France and Germany, the project «Rule of Law Platform – Central Asia» held a high level regional seminar on the Right to a Fair Trial in Bishkek on 4-5 April 2013, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice of France. The EU thanks the Kyrgyz Government for hosting this important event.
Public lecture: Poverty Profile and Regional Welfare Disparities in the Kyrgyz Republic
Every country has places where living standards are lower than the national average. These welfare disparities between and within regions may stem from the concentration of people with better demographic and human capital characteristics (concentration hypothesis) or due to the differences in returns to these characteristics (geography hypothesis). The recent poverty profile of the Kyrgyz Republic demonstrates how poverty varies with geography and how it is affected by different household-level attributes.