Programme & Presentations

Fourth Annual “Life in Kyrgyzstan” Conference 2018

Conference Programme


Plenary Session 1. Keynote Speech by Prof. Kathryn Anderson
Education and Economic Development: Impact of Teachers, Protests, and Policy Reforms (Eng/ Rus)

Session 2. Social Cohesion in Kyrgyzstan: Lessons from the Research and Development Programming

Damir Esenaliev, Aida Bolotbekova, Gulzhan Asylbek kyzy, Kanat Tilekeyev, Anastasia Aladysheva, Tilman Brück, Roman Mogilevskii
Does the Enhanced Implementation of a World Bank Community Driven Development Program Impact Social Cohesion in Kyrgyzstan?

Damir Esenaliev, Aida Bolotbekova, Gulzhan Asylbek kyzy
Social Cohesion Measurement in Kyrgyzstan: Methodological Study on Stability of Indicators and Determinants Across Time and Geography (Eng)

Rakhat Ismanbaeva
Social Cohesion Project in Kyrgyzstan: Lessons from Implementation and Monitoring

Session 3. Distributional Effects of Energy Policies in Kyrgyzstan

Aline Meysonnat, Gabriele Gilmozzi, Franziska Gassmann
Household Electricity Demand in the Kyrgyz Republic (Eng)

Kubanychbek Zhaparov, Mahabat Baimyrzaeva
Historical Analysis of the Energy Sector in Kyrgyzstan and the Causes of the Current Energy Crisis

Saida Ismailakhunova, Franziska Gassmann, Aline Meysonnat
Who will be Safer from Energy Tariffs Increase? Distributional Analyses of the Energy Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic

Session 4. Social and Economic Effects of Migration and Remittances

Gulnaz Atabaeva
Do Workers’ Remittances Promote Economic Growth in Kyrgyzstan? (Eng)

Hector Solaz, David Doyle
Remittances and Corruption (Eng)

Hector Solaz, David Doyle
The Dynamics of Remittances and Political Participation in Central Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (Eng)

Session 5. Supporting Livelihoods through Social Protection and Agriculture: Session by FAO

Dorjee Kinlay
Introduction: Rationale for FAO’s Engagement in Social Protection in the Kyrgyz Republic

Ana Ocampo, Karina Levina
“Productive Social Contract / Cash Plus” Pilot: Rationale, Approach and Components (Eng)

Mari Kangasniemi
“Cash Plus” Pilot: Results from Microsimulations

Session 6. Social Norms, Welfare and Education in Kyrgyzstan

Kadyrbek Sultakeev, Susan Steiner, Dorothee Buhler
Social Spending and Status Seeking among Poor People: Evidence from Panel Data for Kyrgyzstan

Dana Bazarkulova, Janice Compton
Marriage Traditions and Investment in Education: The Case of Bride Kidnapping (Eng)

Session 7. Trade and Exchange Rate Policies in Kyrgyzstan

Zalina Enikeeva
Non-Tariff Measures: the Case of the Kyrgyz Republic

Tchoro Seyitov
Activities of Licensed Exchange Bureaus in Bishkek (Eng / Rus)

Session 8. Local Development in Kyrgyzstan

Sovetbek Zikirov
Decentralization Processes at Mady Ayil Okmotu since 2000: Facts and Practices (Eng)

Asel Murzakulova, Gulbara Omorova
Contextual Factors of the Conflict for Natural Resources in Batken Province Kyrgyzstan

Session 9. Micro-level Effects of Climate Change

Igor Hadjamberdiev, Rustam Tukhvatsin
Obsolete Tailings, Obsolete Pesticides, Obsolete Gasoline and Human Health Disorders (Eng)

Maksim Kulikov
Climate Change and Vegetation Response: Looking for Vulnerable and Resilient Areas in Kyrgyzstan

Session 10. Child Health and Human Capital in Kyrgyzstan

Nazgul Abazbekova
Food for Education: Lessons from the Decade of Mercy Corp Interventions in Kyrgyzstan (Eng)

Irina Lukashova, Nikolai Mokrousov, Shamil Abdykadyrov
Quantitative Assessment of the Impact of Child Nutrition on the Results of the Nation-wide Test in the Kyrgyz Republic

Anastasia Aladysheva, Tilman Brück
Weather Shocks and Child Health: Evidence from the Life in Kyrgyzstan Study (Eng)

Session 11. Distributional Effects of Macroeconomic Policies and Shocks

Marzhan Aikimbaeva, Roman Mogilevskii
Group Specific Inflation Rates in Kyrgyz Republic

Aigerim Kydyralieva
The Impact of Shocks and Uncertainty of Income on the Saving Behavior: case of Kyrgyzstan

Saida Ismailakhunova, Aliya Ismailakhunova
Who Benefits from the Fiscal System in the Kyrgyz Republic: Distributional Analyses of the Fiscal System?

Session 12. Donor-Driven Research: Challenges and Impact

Meghan McCormack
Speech 1

Tilman Brück
Speech 2

Rahat Sabyrbekov
Speech 3

Session 13. Employment in Kyrgyzstan

Riyang Phang, Bella Kasymova
Influence of Work Autonomy and Meaningfulness on Job Satisfaction in Kyrgyzstan: A Study on the Moderating Effect of Supervisor-Subordinate Gender Match (Eng)

Kamalbek Karymshakov, Burulcha Sulaimanova
Migration Impact on Left-Behind Women’s Labour Supply and Time-Use in Kyrgyzstan

Natalia Brovko
Influence of Digital Transformation of EAEU on the Change and Development of Competences of Specialists of the Financial Market (Eng / Rus)

Session 14. Economic Policies for Technological Development in Central Asia

Madina Junussova
The Role of Women in Economic Development of Afghanistan (Eng)

Roman Mogilevskii
Fiscal Policies for Technological Development in Central Asia (Eng)

Kanat Tilekeyev
Agricultural Policies in Central Asia (Eng / Rus)

Session 15. Health Outcomes vis-a-vis Policies, Social Norms, and Time Use in Kyrgyzstan

Damira Seksenbaeva, Klaus Hornetz, Jean-Olivier Schmidt, Lara Prins
The Impact of Social Determinants on Maternal Health Outcomes in Kyrgyzstan (Rus)

Klaus J. Hornetz
Learning from the Neighbor? Values, Ideologies and Political Economy of Health Care in China and Why Knowing Them might Matter for Health System Development and Universal Health Coverage in Kyrgyzstan. (Eng)

Kadyrbek Sultakeev, Pavel Jelnov
Sleep Time and Its Relationship to Clock: Evidence from Panel Data for Kyrgyzstan

Session 16. Data Infrastructure in Central Asia

Nursultan Zhamgyrchiev
Central Asia Barometer (Eng)

Damir Esenaliev
Life in Kyrgyzstan 2016 data: Changes and New Modules (Eng)

Session 17. Recent Developments in Agriculture in Kyrgyzstan

Hanna Freudenreich
Agricultural Production as a Coping Strategy: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan

Sovetbek Zikirov
State Owned Seed Producer Cooperatives: Working Toward Available, Affordable and Appropriate Local Seed