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Bishkek (AKIpress) - The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) conducted a summer school on Labour Markets in Central Asia from 13 to 25 July 2014 in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyz Republic.
The intensive two-week programme was part of the Gender and Labour Markets in Central Asia research project funded by the Institute for the Study of Labor (Bonn, Germany) and the United Kingdom Government Department for International Development through the Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme (GLM | LIC). The curriculum was developed in collaboration with GLM/LIC project partners. Data from the Life in Kyrgyzstan survey was provided to participants to promote applied research and teaching.Twenty Central Asian researchers, young professors, doctoral students and government officials participated in the summer school. They learned key themes of labour economics, discussed a range of labour market issues in Central Asia and beyond, and were introduced to relevant research and policy analysis methods. Sessions included lectures, class discussions, group work and data analysis exercises.
Regional and international experts delivered lectures and facilitated sessions, including Alisher Aldashev of Kazakh-British Technical University, Armando Barrientos of Manchester University, Kathryn Anderson of Vanderbilt University, Luksina Tekeeva, Deputy Chairman of the National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic, Akylay Muktarbek of American University of Central Asia, Tilman Brueck and Damir Esenaliev of SIPRI and Roman Mogilevskii of IPPA.