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  • Kassymova, Saule (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2024-04-30)
    Public trust is a crucial factor that contributes to the decision to receive COVID-19 vaccination. To investigate the impact of trust on vaccination decisions in Kazakhstan, this research uses an exploratory approach, ...
  • Kuzenbayev, Nygmetzhan (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2024-04-30)
    In this study, I explore the potential of behavioral interventions as complementary tools to deter corrupt behavior. By conducting an online between-subject experiment with 482 participants recruited from the Prolific.com ...
  • Shaikenova, Anar (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2024-04-29)
    This dissertation explores the implementation of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) reforms in Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Russia through the lens of policy learning and policy capacities. The study aims to explain the ...
  • Bekenova, Assel (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2024-04-29)
    ii. Abstract. This study attempts to answer the question of how demographic changes shape what a country’s party system is, as little research has been done on youth wing and youth quota. In particular, party system changes ...
  • Olan'g, Lulu Silas (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2024-05-02)
    This study examines in detail the causes of the implementation gap of Environmental Information Disclosure (EID) strategies as a means of implementing environmental policies, tracing back to the country's adoption and ...
  • Makazhanova, Assel (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2024-04)
    This study tests the effects of public service motivation (PSM) and loyalty/organizational commitment on voice of civil servants, using data from a survey of civil servants in Kazakhstan (n=1,122). Having implemented ...
  • Assykpayev, Sanzhar; Bakirova, Bibigul; Ualibek, Aigerim (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2024-04-05)
    Underrepresentation of women in civil service poses a great challenge for the inclusivity, gender equality, and political representation of women’s needs and interests in society. Cultural norms and societal pressures ...
  • Dosmaganbetov, Ablay (Graduate School of Public Policy, 2021-04)
    The Ph.D. Thesis considers the relationship between the EITI and sustainable development such as good governance, investment climate, and socio-economic development linkages in resource-rich developing economies. Generally, ...
  • Khamzina, Guldana (Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Public Policy, 2023-12)
    After gaining independence in 1991, the question of national identity has become one of the challenges in Central Asia. As newly emerged countries, each state took different directions in conceptualizing the notion of ...
  • Kurmanov, Bakhytzhan (Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Public Policy, 2021-05)
    This dissertation asks why authoritarian regimes in Central Asia adopt the Open Government reform. This question is investigated by analyzing the 14 sub-cases from the Central Asian region that bring a new perspective on ...
  • Tanaguzova, Mereke (Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Public Policy, 2023-05)
    The primary objective of this academic research is to evaluate the impact of trade policy on trade performance. Particularly, the study investigates the impact of World Trade Organisation (WTO) on trade performance of ...
  • Makatova, Anara (Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Public Policy, 2022-04-26)
    The local community and social infrastructure development projects implemented by the extractive sector companies in the frame of their corporate social responsibility (CSR), if effective, can be an important source of ...
  • Makulbayeva, Gulnur (Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Public Policy, 2023-04-27)
    This dissertation focuses on public councils (PC) of Kazakhstan, which are consultative-advisory bodies established in 2016 with the purpose to offer recommendations to state bodies. The research aims to answer the following ...
  • Nurgozhina, Zhaniya; Nurzhanov, Islambek; Saktaganov, Daulet (Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Public Policy, 2023-11-05)
    In light of Kazakhstan's impressive economic achievements over its three-decade period of independence, its strategic geographic positioning and substantial oil and gas reserves have facilitated the country's capacity ...
  • Khadessov, Rauan; Sembayeva, Nazira; Uakbayev, Bektur (Graduate School of Public Policy, 2023-11-19)
    We live in a world of abundant resources, but we also realize that nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from chronic hunger. Food security remains an elusive objective throughout many developing countries. Each state's ...
  • Rakhimova, Gulmira; Shalmanov, Adilzhan; Mendagaziyeva, Sabina (Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Public Policy, 2021-11-07)
    This research aims at the evaluation and comparison of the environmental and social standards and practices of national, regional, and international development institutions operating in Kazakhstan on enforcing environmental ...
  • Mussabekova, Ainur; Aldanova, Malika; Turganova, Alua (Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Public Policy, 2021-11-07)
    Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR, has been attracting significant interest as one of the key instruments for governments in maintaining the sustainability of local communities. The CSR approaches include not only ...
  • Rakhimov, Bakhtiyar; Igenbekova, Zhanna; Bolatuly, Ratmir (Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Public Policy, 2021-11-21)
    Participation of the young generation in democracy promotes active citizenship, strengthens social responsibility and can enhance democratic processes and institutions. Young people can offer to societies much, from ...
  • Malik, Zarina; Sembayeva, Zhanel (Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Public Policy, 2021-04-23)
    The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between academic performance and emotional intelligence using a primary dataset from Nazarbayev University (NU) and Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU). We ...
  • Serikbay, Yerassyl; Syzdykova, Zarina; Tyo, Danna (Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Public Policy, 2022-04-21)
    Corruption literature has long debated the influence of corruption on the business performance of small- and medium-sized entrepreneurs (SMEs), suggesting that corruption can either “grease the wheels” or “sand the wheels” ...

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