Voices From Central Asia No. 6, September 2012
By Aitolkyn Kourmanova
Kazakhstan’s oil regions are suffering from various socioeconomic problems despite significant government and private spending.
The Zhanaozen riots demonstrated that Kazakh authorities need to develop a stronger public sector, one that is perceived as just, efficient, and efficacious.
A tripartite or tri-sector partnership between business, government and civil society is a model to follow.
Aitolkyn Kourmanova is the head of a private consultancy center, the Central Asia Strategic Management Group, based in Almaty. She is specializing in economic and political research, risk consulting as well as media and social projects. She was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow in the United States in 2011-12, and a visiting associate to the Central Asia Program.
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- Connecting Entrepreneurs in Central Asia
- Threats and Challenges to Regional Security: Possibilities and Prospects for the Formation of a Collective Security System
- The Northern Region and the Southern People: Migration Policies and Patterns in Kazakhstan
- The Growing U.S. Military Involvement in Central Asia and Its Impact on U.S.-Central Asia Relations