The Institute for Public Policy is a Bishkek-based independent organization that was founded in April 2005. It aims at promoting formation of a practice of public policy and development of mechanisms of constructive interaction between state institutions, civil society, mass media and businesses.
“Most of the forms of co-organization of urban, local communities set forth in regulations (public councils, courts of elders, women and youth councils, neighborhood councils, etc.) are at least ineffective in crisis and conflict situations,” said Alexey Krasin, head of strategic projects of an NGO “Local Self-government Development Agency- LGDA”, in an article written for the Institute for Public Policy.
“We need consistent, rigid and systematic steps to ensure that the government has reached significant results, and the society believes in the seriousness of intentions of the political elites of the country,” said Tamerlan Ibraimov, director of the Center for Political and Legal Studies, in an article written for the Institute for Public Policy.
“It is very difficult to say how analytical research influences the decision-making process. It is common for all the post-Soviet countries. We do not have an open public policy, and it is quite obvious,” said Rustam Burnashev, professor of Kazakh-Germal University (Almaty), in an interview for the IPP.
“If the government does not take any measures to create an expert community, if there is no demand for expert services, I think, independent analytical schools will not be created,” said Parviz Mullojanov, a political scientist (Tajikistan , Dushanbe), in an interview for the IPP.
“Today, our society needs a new type of expert: an expert must offer solutions that take into account the interests of all parties and lay the foundation for long-term cooperation,” said Faredun Hodizoda, director of the Academy of dialogue (Tajikistan, Dushanbe), in an interview for the IPP.
“The analytical market is closely linked to political life. If in the political sphere, there is a monopoly or, on the contrary, a variety, it certainly affects the analytical market,” said Sanat Kushkumbayev, chief researcher at the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Research under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KISR), Almaty, in an interview for the IPP.
“We hope that the persistent signals of nature will be adequately perceived by government officials in Central Asia,” said Salamat Alamanov, head of the Department of Geography of the Geography Institute at the National Academy of Sciences of KR, and president of the Kyrgyz Geographic Society, in an article written exclusively for the IPP.
“We must develop a community of experts, and we should start working with those countries whose problems are more similar to our country’s problems,” said Muratbek Imanaliev, president of the Institute for Public Policy, in an interview with the IPP.
“So far, the elites of the region do not understand that cooperation should be on a constant basis, not on occasional one,” said Sanat Kushkumbayev, chief researcher at the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KISR), Almaty, in an interview with the IPP.