Kyrgyzstan

Weekly Update: Eurasia

Albania – CIPE Program Officer for Eastern Europe and Eurasia Natalia Otel Belan visited Tirana from April 6-8 to work with CIPE partners, the Albanian Center for Economic Research and the Albanian Meat Importers and Producers Association. Belan discussed the preliminary results of an implementation gap analysis of the tax inspection process in Albania.

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Azerbaijan – From March 22-23, the Entrepreneurship Development Foundation held a two-day seminar for a group of university-age Azerbaijani youth on economic reform issues. Sixteen young people participated in the seminars, which included 11 presentations on topics such as youth and business, entrepreneurship, good governance, and economic growth.

Weekly Update: Eurasia

Azerbaijan– On March 16, the Entrepreneurship Development Foundation (EDF) held two half-day seminars for a group of university-age Azerbaijani youth to educate them on economic reform issues. Twenty young people participated in the seminars, which included five presentations on topics such as the foundations of new institutional economics, economic growth, and policy reform.

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Kyrgyzstan– The Corporate Governance School held two seminars this week for 29 executive committee members from the boards of directors of state-owned enterprises in sectors including utilities, financial services, and transportation. Local corporate governance experts Andrei Zalepo, Nurbek Elebaev, and Elmira Alimova facilitated the seminars, which covered topics including corporate relations, conflict resolution, strategic management, and planning.

 

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Moldova – On January 29, members of the National Business Agenda (NBA) Strategic Council advocated for pro-business reforms at a public consultation with the government and the International Monetary Fund, discussing fiscal and customs policy issues.

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Kyrgyzstan – On December 5-6 in Bishkek, the Development Policy Institute held an economic journalism conference attended by over 100 journalists, journalism professors, journalism students, and entrepreneurs, as well as government officials. Jaroslav Romanchuk, a CIPE partner who heads the Strategy Analytical Center, traveled to Kyrgyzstan to give two main presentations on writing about macroeconomic themes and on how society benefits from a free press.

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Kyrgyzstan – The Development Policy Institute conducted a press conference with a specialist from the Ministry of Energy on energy efficiency and the increase of energy tariffs. Fourteen representatives over various media outlets participated, and as a result, four articles on the topics covered were published in the Kyrgyz media.

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Moldova – On October 4, Lead Coordinator of the National Business Agenda (NBA) Network and Senior Economist at the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives Tatiana Lariusin took part in the first meeting of the newly-established Economic Council under the Prime Minister’s office. At this high-level meeting, Lariusin discussed the NBA priorities for tax and customs reform, voicing the interests of over 30 business associations and chambers of commerce from across Moldova, who have united under the NBA Network with CIPE support.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

HIGHLIGHTS

CIPE and the Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) hold 4th annual National Conference on Collective Action Against Corruption; the Palestine Governance Institute (PGI) holds workshop on good governance; CIPE partner in Kyrgyzstan conducts study tour for economic journalists

Weekly Update: Eurasia

Kosovo – CIPE Program Officer for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus Natalia Otel Belan was in Pristina from September 30 to October 4 conducting a range of meetings with CIPE’s long-term partner the Riinvest Institute for Development Research to discuss the results of public procurement reform efforts. Belan met with Riinvest’s partners, including the FOL Movement, the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, the Initiative for Progress, and the American Chamber of Commerce, which together developed concrete proposals to improve the procurement system.

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