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Alexandra Kazakova

Alexandra Kazakova

Alexandra Kazakova has 15 years of management experience in international and national development programmes that focused on civil society capacity-building and advocacy initiatives in Kazakhstan. Her experience in Central Asia has equipped her with an extensive knowledge of the social, economic and political matters of the region. Her career includes liaising and promoting partnerships between the State, non-governmental and international actors, developing and supervising effective advocacy and social research. Ms. Kazakova also managed international donor funded programmes, a series of signature advocacy support programmes, issue-based national advocacy campaigns to strengthen the democratic culture in Kazakhstan and to muster more than $4 million for development projects. In addition, she has established four policy-based partnerships with local government bodies. As a freelance researcher, she has conducted more than ten independent research projects, which included developing methodology, quantitative and qualitative indicators, research tools, field work, data analysis and reporting. She also conducted over ten needs’ assessments on various social issues in civil society, health and on government transparency.

Stories by the author

Natalya Yantsen, director of the Foundation for Building a Culture of Taxation, an NGO in Kazakstan. (Photo courtesy of N. Yantsen)
Alexandra Kazakova
24 Oct 13
Long-awaited legislation on state funding fails to address issues of concern.
Alexandra Kazakova
14 Dec 12
Authorities repressive and responsive by turn, but the old social contract has been torn up.
The building of Ozenmunaigaz, the oil company at the centre of the industrial dispute that ended in violence last December. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
Alexandra Kazakova, Saule Mukhametrakhimova
14 Dec 12
Repression has worsened as authorities fail to learn the real lessons of December 2011 bloodshed.
Exiled banker and government critic Mukhtar Ablyazov. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
Alexandra Kazakova
11 Apr 12
Allegations seem designed to blame exiled opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov for all that is wrong with Kazakstan.
Marina Sabitova, head of the Panturania Centre for Humanitarian Research in Kazakstan. (Photo courtesy of M. Sabitova)
Alexandra Kazakova
11 Jan 12
Leadership alienated from people and must realise present system is unsustainable, according to leading analyst.
Alexandra Kazakova
17 Sep 11
Legislation seeks to tighten controls on broadcast industry, critics say.