Submit Proposals for SIPRI’s “Life in Kyrgyzstan” Conference!

Deadline: 15 June 2017

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is pleased to announce the third annual “Life in Kyrgyzstan” Conference to take place in Bishkek on 12–13 October 2017.

The conference is organized by the Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Security and Development Center (ISDC), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The two-day conference will bring together national and international experts from government and the public sector, development agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia and research institutions, and media to exchange knowledge and experiences on recent socio-economic developments in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, and to promote evidence-based policy making.

Research Topics

  • Poverty and inequality
  • Employment and labour markets
  • Migration and remittances
  • Entrepreneurship and informality
  • Gender, children and intra-household decision making
  • Education and health outcomes
  • Nutrition and food security
  • Rural livelihoods and agricultural market access
  • Home gardens and rural coping strategies
  • Value chains and export orientation
  • Public service delivery and decentralization
  • Impacts of trade and integration reforms
  • Social capital and social cohesion
  • Peacebuilding, trust and expectations
  • Micro-level data quality, survey methodology and panel data collection
  • Methods of rigorous impact evaluation
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Climate change and its impact

Eligibility Criteria

  • SIPRI invites the submission of proposals for entire sessions or for individual research papers studying various aspects of socio-economic development in Kyrgyzstan or Central Asia.
  • Researchers to present other micro- and macroeconomic studies with relevant topics of research are encouraged.
  • Encouraging PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to apply to participate in the conference and use this opportunity to receive feedback from senior researchers.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit SIPRI.

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