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Understanding Illiberal Sentiments of Kyrgyz Youth

CAP Papers 173, September 2016

By Gulzhigit Ermatov

Gulzhigit Ermatov is a Program Officer at the United Nations Children’s Fund in Kyrgyzstan. He has been managing programs on youth and adolescent development, as well as peace-building, for the last five years. His previous professional experience is also with the UN in Kyrgyzstan, in areas of poverty reduction, governance, and conflict prevention. He holds an MA in Political Science from the Central European University. His scholarly interests include issues of governance, informal institutions, and rule of law in Kyrgyzstan and broader Central Asia.