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IWPR holds regular trainings for students and journalists from across Central Asia, with their materials published in Russian and national languages on the analytical platform CABAR.asia and in English for international readers on iwpr.net . Articles by IWPR reporters cover current events andsignificant trends that affect the lives of people in the whole Central Asian region.

How the Funded Component of Pension Works? (Part 3)

The funded part of pension emerged eight years ago and is taken from 2 per cent of employee’s wage.


Who Controls Information Field in Kazakstan?

Kazakstan has 2,763 media outlets, the majority of which are print media, according to information of the Kazak ministry of information and communications. According to marketing researches, television is still the most popular kind of media. Domestic KTK channel is the most popular, with 13.8 per cent of rating. According to expert assessments, Russian TV channels are the most popular with the audience. According to some experts, the authorities have cleared the competitive media field from opposition players and lost control over public opinion.


Combating Extremism in Kyrgyzstan. Everyone’s At Risk

Criminal prosecution for possessing extremist materials is a part of general repressive policy carried out in Kyrgyzstan and other states of Central Asia under the guise of combating Islamic extremism, as noted in the Human Rights Watch report. (more…)

How to Calculate the Insurance Portion of Pension? (Part 2)

The insurance portion of pension consists of two components: first and second insurance portions

Kazakstan Tightens Controls on Faith Groups

New law aims to increase state oversight on some religious minorities.

“No One is Willing to be a Teacher”. School Education Issues in Developed Countries

The status of school education system in Western countries is not as dire as in Kyrgyzstan, yet has identical issues.

Why Would Kyrgyzstan Develop Islamic Banking?

Islamic banking was first launched not very long ago – 40 years ago. However, Islamic principles have become in focus of the world financial sector after the global recession because Islamic financial institutions, unlike conventional ones, have proved to be stable.

How Pension System Works in Kyrgyzstan

It’s not easy to understand how the Social Fund of the Kyrgyz Republic calculates the amount of pension. (more…)

Kazakstan: “Special” Court for Special Cases

The disputes at the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), the main new project of the republic, will now be adjudicated by a special court based on the English law.



Kazakstan: Will Per Capita Financing Solve Formal Educational Issues?

Kazakstan’s secondary education system goes through reforms designed to solve the issues of overcrowding, poor funding in the majority of schools, and obsolete teaching techniques. (more…)

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