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ABOUT US

"When research works, it results in a stronger policy and practice. The Center builds on the University’s 17 years of research experience. CPRO seeks to strengthen and expand research practice across campus while linking our expertise to new questions, opportunities, and partners (local and international). CPRO creates a platform bringing together interdisciplinary policy research and outreach across actors. To succeed, the Center will spread WIUT’s positive research culture in all we do.” – Peter Malvicini, Director of the Center for Policy Research and Outreach.

Westminster International University in Tashkent introduces the Center for Policy Research and Outreach.

The Center builds on the University’s 17 years of research experience and WIUT’s recognition for generating knowledge for Uzbekistan, Central Asia, and beyond.

CPRO supports the education and research missions of Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT). By pulling together researchers to engage in new, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research, we can more effectively respond to the demands of government, private sector and civil society.

CPRO is only innovative and effective because it relies on our positive research culture and focus on specific research audiences. Researchers are free to be creative in an atmosphere of intellectual stimulation. Active engagement with users of research keeps the research enterprise real.

Peter Mavicini

Center for Policy Research & Outreach

Research: governance structures & capacity, agriculture & rural development, performance evaluation

Peter Malvicini is Director of the Center for Policy Research & Outreach (CPRO) at Westminster International University in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). He is known for helping faculty and students fine-tune their research design and methodology. more...

 

Saida Akbarova

Center for Policy Research & Outreach

Research: governance structures & capacity, agriculture & rural development, performance evaluation

Saida Akbarova is the senior lecturer at Westminster International University in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). She teaches Academic English and she is passionate about improving her student learning through research. Having background in linguistics, Saida has concentrated her research activities around action more...

 

Khasan Sayfutdinov

Center for Policy Research & Outreach

Research: governance structures & capacity, agriculture & rural development, performance evaluation

Khasan Sayfutdinov is a senior lecturer and research facilitator at Westminster International University in Tashkent. He joined WIUT in 2017 , holds a PhD Degree in International Law from School of Law, Xiamen University. His research area includes international investment more...

 

Raufhon Salahodjaev

Center for Policy Research & Outreach

Research: governance structures & capacity, agriculture & rural development, performance evaluation 

Raufhon Salahodjaev is a senior research fellow at Center for Policy Research & Outreach (CPRO) at Westminster International University in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). He conducts research on institutions, development, human capital, and natural resources in both Eurasia and around more...

 

RESEARCH

The Center for Policy Research & Outreach (CPRO) is structured around Multisector Research Groups. Each Multisector Research Group (MRG) is led by a  full-time Research Fellow producing research and engaging others around the theme.

Human Capital & Decent Work

WIUT researchers have been examining issues around agricultural labor, the national education system, skills and workplace productivity for years. The country’s national employment strategy highlights the importance of jobs and growing new and better work for its people.

Agriculture and Rural Development

With partners from IFPRI, ILO, and the ADB, WIUT has established itself as a leader in the area of agricultural economics and rural policy. This broad multi-sector area includes the unique challenges of areas in transition, from migration, to quality of services, to the ramifications for housing, health, and education in rural areas.

Silk Road Connectivity

With recent heavy investment in transportation, energy, and trade along this large corridor there remain many challenges and questions for researchers to explore from a multidisciplinary perspective. As relationships across Central Asia have warmed, there is continued interest in development of resources, such as water, across borders.

UZBEKISTAN FUTURES RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP

CPRO is developing the Uzbekistan Futures Research Partnership as a five-year effort for research on policy and practice in support of national development, government reforms, and achieving sustainable development goals. We will encourage research at different levels and across sectors analyzing current and future policy and practice.

Currently many development agencies are struggling to identify and support quality local research. Ideally, the Uzbekistan Futures program will provide a platform for exchange, quality, and funding of timely research. We envision a small to medium size social science grant facility where WIUT orchestrates more responsive research that is relevant to addressing local questions yet high enough in quality to be published internationally.

To make this possible will require strong partners from government, development agencies, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations. The approach combines the talents of top universities, while the interdisciplinary nature of many of the development challenges will benefit from researchers working across institutions and disciplines.



POLICY

Rapid Research Initiatives

The intent of rapid research initiatives are to answer single questions thereby providing alternatives for Policy and Action in 100 Days or Less. RRRIs are brief results-focussed and responsive research and action products. Often governments and donors cannot wait for the results of lengthy research to inform important initiatives—in these cases, relevance and timeliness are higher priorities and extensive research follows.

 

Working Papers

Policy and Action Briefs

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION COME TOGETHER

OUTREACH

Get In Touch

www. cpro.uz
CPRO@wiut.uz
+998 71 238 74 15
12, Istiqbol Str., Mirabad Dist., Tashkent 100047

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