Uzbekistan’s Transition to Latin alphabet and Lessons Learned

There are many Turkic people of the same origin with a total population of over 200 mil-lion. These people use various alphabets, especially Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. The differences in the alphabets used, despite the similarities in the sound structure of Turkic languages, may shadow the fact that they have […]

The Risks of the High Government Debt for Central Asia

Increasing levels of debt became a common concern for many advanced and developing countries. Debt-to-GDP ratios are historically high in the United States, Germany, France and other advanced economies. Rapid growth of government expenditure as the result of many social programs, lower tax revenues, increasing share of elders among population […]

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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