Youth unemployment in Kazakhstan

The blog is back for another year! 2020 represents my ninth year of blogging on education, society and politics in Central Asia. Over the lifetime of the blog, I've posted almost 300 stories that have been viewed over 50,000 times and earned nearly 1,500 subscribers. Thanks to everyone who reads the blog, whether occasionally or …

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Skills and employability in Tajikistan

The World Bank has recently published The skills road: skills for employability in Tajikistan (full citation at the end of this post). The report argues that Generating more productive employment is arguably the most critical challenge [for the government, against a backdrop of relative political and economic stability]. This finding comes from an extensive household survey undertaken in Tajikistan …

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