Each year, SICA‘s regional Think Tank Leadership Workshop unites researchers, think tank representatives, and transparency advocates to share experiences and insights about challenges faced by policy organizations in Central Asia.
Advanced Open Data Trainings and Competitions unite independent researchers, think tank representatives, and transparency advocates across Central Asia. Participants learn how to access, analyze, and present open data.
The Research Apprenticeship Program supports young researchers to conduct evidence-based public policy research with analytical centers, research organizations, transparency advocacy organizations, and universities. Apprenticeships last up to six months.
USAID-funded Policy Research School Graduate Launches Free Course on Public Procurement for 200 Undergraduates
Nurgali Rakhmanov is the head of the NGO Digital Society and a graduate of the Policy Research School (PRS), an initiative of the USAID-funded Social Innovation in Central Asia (SICA) program. For years, Nurgali has been interested in the public procurement system. In 2021, he stumbled upon an ad in social networks calling for applications to SICA’s Policy Research School.