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Last updated: September 21, 2021

September 15, 2021

Animal rights activists found the mutilated body of a dead dog in Dushanbe’s Luchob district. The dog was hanged and burned. Unfortunately, such sights are all too common. Over the past decade, Tajikistan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has recorded over 550 cases of animal cruelty, however, the actual number is many times higher.

September 14, 2021

“A healthy population is key to a nation’s prosperity and wellbeing. As health specialists, our goal is to serve our country,” says Nadezhda Arhipova, Head of the Karaganda’s Medicines Quality Control Laboratory within an affiliate of the National Center of Expertise of Medicines and Medical Devices in Karaganda oblast. She is passionate about ensuring medicines produced in Kazakhstan are of a high quality so that fellow citizens have access to reliable and safe drugs.

September 7, 2021

Sharifa Rahmonzoda is known among her family and friends as a great cook. She has plenty of practice–between managing her home and raising her three children, she is often in her kitchen preparing traditional Tajik dishes like plov, mantu, and tushbera. When a local teahouse, Sayokhat Chaykhana, advertised a cooking competition, her neighbors immediately thought of Sharifa.

September 1, 2021

While the role of manufacturing is on the decline in advanced economies, the opposite is true for many emerging economies. In Turkmenistan, for example, manufacturing is experiencing an unprecedented boom, spurring job growth, and creating new business opportunities. Entrepreneurs Batyr Tanrygulyev and Ruslan Mammetseyidov have capitalized on this opportunity to start a new manufacturing venture, and with USAID assistance are seeing immediate success. 

September 1, 2021

When he graduated in 2020 with a degree in economics from Nazarbayev University, Miras Khabibulla had plans to work in finance or management consulting. An internship opportunity in data analytics, however, introduced him to new opportunities and perspectives. “Working for the USAID-sponsored e-commerce project at Magnum changed my plans. I think that ‘Big Data’ is an exciting new area now,” he says.