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Public Policy Research Center (PPRC) 2005f
65 Kazybek Bi Street, Office 421 Almaty 480091, Kazakhstan
tel:7-3272 670432 fax:7-3272 670340

Organizational Status: Independent NGO, founded in 2001.

General Description: PPRC was established under the initiative of the Open Society Institute (Budapest). PPRC is one of 22 public policy institutes in Central and East Europe founded by the Soros Foundation Kazakhstan and the publicly funded Center for Analysis and Prognosis. The mission of PPRC is to identify appropriate solutions to strategic public policy issues and facilitate effective decision-making through professional analysis and open debate. The center's goals are to: (1) assist in introducing concepts and procedures for public policy in Kazakhstan; (2) conduct independent research; (3) determine alternative solutions to existing problems by organizing public forums; (4) provide information to all parties involved in government, society, and international organizations; (5) assist in creating a socio-political environment in Kazakhstan that is favorable to democratic reforms; and (6) become a resource center on public policy issues in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

Annual Budget: USD 374 thousand (2003)

Staff: 8 (3 research, 5 administrative/support), 49 visiting

Executive Officers:
Dr. MAKHMUTOVA, Meruert Mautkhanovna (Director)
Dr. BERENTAYEV, Kanat Bazarbaevich (Deputy Director)

(As of November, 2004)

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