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Building a Better Tomorrow: Development Knowledge and Practice in Central Asia and Beyond, 1970-2017

Project description

Studying the Soviet legacy in central Asia

Central Asia has inherited a legacy of both positive (health clinics and schools) and negative (environmental pollution and decaying factories) elements from the former Soviet Union. However, legacies related to politics, institutions and intellectual life remain less visible. Even though the new republics intended to fight the physical legacies of the Soviet era, their approach to economic development, welfare and governance was largely determined by their past. The EU-funded BuildingTomorrow project will study the level of influence exercised by central Asian economists, activists, specialists and government officials who went to work in international development institutions. It will reveal how international development transformed post-independence central Asia and how encounters with these countries transformed models of international development.

Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Net EU contribution
€ 1 997 605,00
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 997 605,00
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

See on map

Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00