In partnership with the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia, Oxus International undertook an extensive project to conduct an authoritative baseline study of community conflict in Kyrgyzstan’s mining industry. Using quantitative and qualitative research methods and social science best practices, the study mapped causal relationships in existing conflicts as well as assessed in detail the risks of future conflicts, incorporating social comparison to case studies worldwide. The results were specifically designed to inform subsequent donor, company, government and community decision-making.
Research was conducted at eight sites in the following rayons:
- Chong Alay rayon (Osh oblast)
- Ala Buka rayon (Jalalabad oblast)
- Chatkal rayon (Jalalabad oblast)
- Jumgal rayon (Naryn oblast)
- Naryn rayon (Naryn oblast)
- Ton rayon (Issyk-Kul oblast)
- Kadamjay rayon (Batken oblast)
- Talas rayon (Talas oblast)
Two teams of researchers conducted surveying, focus groups, structured interviews and conflict mapping in each of the eight research sites. A total of 3200 people were surveyed.
The fieldwork for this project is complete and has moved into the analysis stage. Once the results of the study have been finalized, portions of the data and final report will be made available here.