Tag: Economic Development

Report Announcement: Central Asia’s Horticulture Sector: Capitalizing on New Export Opportunities in Chinese and Russian Markets, by Kateryna Schroeder and Sergiy Zorya

info@centraleurasia.org , July 28th, 2020


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Rural women in Kazakhstan: double vulnerability, by Kamila Kovyazina (Independent Scholar)

Kamila Kovyazina , April 10th, 2020


This blog presents some of the results of the study of rural women’s economic possibilities in Kazakhstan, conducted by the Applied Economics Research Centre in April 2019. The…


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Development for somebody else, by Alexander Öbom

Mats Utas , July 4th, 2019


Motorcycle-taxi driving: one of few new jobs in Kisoro district. Drivers often rent their vehicle from someone else, who can afford to buy it. Alexander Öbom graduated from…


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Africa Today: The Legacies of Colonialism, by Henrietta Ezegbe

Mats Utas , June 28th, 2019


I960 often referred to as “The year of Africa” symbolized emancipation and a new dawn for the African continent. The Independence movement spread through the continent like wild…


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The ruins of a mining economy, by Danny Hoffman

Mats Utas , May 16th, 2019


Still from the film Uppland  Around the 23-minute mark in the short film, Uppland, an unidentified voice speaks over a series of historical images of Yekepa, Liberia. Male…


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The myth of the trickle-down effect: What Guinea’s recent upheavals intimate about the country, by Joschka Philipps

Mats Utas , March 3rd, 2017


The dry season’s dust has again settled on Conakry’s streets, aside from a few marks of ashes and rubble on the sides of the main avenues, everything seems…


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Governing the world ‘as if’ it counts, by Morten Jerven

Mats Utas , August 15th, 2016


The most challenging notion to take on board in the governance of today’s world is that not all that counts can be counted. We increasingly rely on numbers…


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Farmer Power: The Continuing Confrontation between Subsistence Farmers and Development Bureaucrats