National Analytical Center (NAC), Kazakhstan
Duke CGGC is in the midst of a three-year (2015-2017) collaboration with the National Analytical Center (NAC), an affiliate of Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. NAC established a Regional Competitiveness and Growth Center (RCGC) in November 2015 to serve as an analytical platform that informs decision-making for both public and private sectors in Kazakhstan. Duke CGGC is supporting this new center in three key areas:
(1) Capacity Building: researcher recruitment, training of research staff, mentoring and supervision of projects, among other roles.
(2) Research Agenda Support: Duke CGGC and RCGC are developing proposals and projects.
(3) Visibility and Relationship Development: Duke CGGC and NAC will work together on issues related to research priorities, publicity and the RCGC’s relationship development with universities and development organizations.Thus far, Duke CGGC has: