Kanat Tilekeyev works as a researcher at the University of Central Asia. He obtained his PhD at the University of Giessen in September 2012. His dissertation concentrates on the dependence of rural poverty on households’ production efficiency in remote rural areas of Kyrgyzstan. He received his initial degree in Economics at the Kyrgyz Agricultural Institute in 1994. He received a MSc of Transition Studies from the University of Giessen in 2010. Previously, he worked as an economist on projects of the World Bank, UNDP, USAID, and JICA in the areas of fiscal reform, rural development, customs, and the food sector.
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