Central Asia: Citizens Learning to Take the Initiative

When government agencies and NGOs aren’t available, citizen-led public works are stepping in to help. (Photo: David Trilling)

There’s actually a bright side to government dysfunction in Central Asia: when the state lacks funds to take care of basic necessities, citizens are learning to band together to tackle civic problems.

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: Alisher Khamidov is a researcher specializing in Central Asian affairs.

Central Asia: Citizens Learning to Take the Initiative

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