Central Asian Economies and COVID-19: Bracing for Crisis


Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 10:00am


Online Event

Difficult times are upon us. Central Asian states are dealing with the outbreak of COVID-19 and bracing for the second “tsunami wave” – the impact of the pandemic on their economies.  With borders sealed, supply chain interrupted, prices on natural resources going down, and businesses forced to scale down or close, the unprecedented crisis requires strong and smart policies. Join Program Director Nargis Kassenova in conversation with Christian Josz, IMF Mission Chief for the Kyrgyz Republic, Roman Mogilevskii, Associate Director of the University of Central Asia Institute of Public Policy and Administration, and Darmen Sadvakassov, Managing Partner, Dasco Consulting Group, for a discussion on the state of affairs and key trends in Central Asian economies with the focus on Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, potential “windows of opportunities” for successful management of the crisis, and prospects for the regional development and economic cooperation and integration projects in Eurasia.

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