About GSPP Conference

GSPP Conference is an annual event that is aimed to provide attendees of academic and professional political communities with quality educational and networking opportunities focused on a various areas of public policy and public administration. GSPP Conference is a communication platform designed for academics, young scholars, practitioners and researchers. The first GSPP Conference on “Good Governance and economic diversification in resource rich economies” was organized in 2017 in a format of international conference. The second Conference in 2018 on “Contemporary issues in public administration in post-soviet Eurasia” was regional and was mostly focused on CIS region and Central Asia & Caucasus.  Year by year number of participants in GSPP Conference is growing. 2019 GSPP Conference on “Risk, rationality and resilience” was held on October 10-12 and gathered 181 participants from 15 countries. GSPP organized the fourth International Conference on "Sustainable development goals in Central Asia and the challenges of COVID-19" (GSPPCONF2020) on October 15 -16, 2020 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The conference included the following eight panel sessions: Climate, Environment and Human Development, Towards a water secure and sustainable recovery, Governance and Trust in the New Reality, organized in collaboration with Astana Civil Service Hub (ASCH), Poverty reduction and economic development, Policies, reforms, and natural resources in Central Asia, Climate action, energy transition and labor markets: Public policies and sectoral implications, Challenges of COVID-19 and Health management in Central Asia, Young Researchers, emerging research on SDGs – Policy and Governance and Health and Educational perspectives. The fifth GSPP International Online Conference on Policy Change and Sectoral Reforms in Eurasia will take place on October 15-16, 2021. 

GSPP Conference Organizing Committee

GSPP Conference Organizing Committee

Chair of the Conference – Riccardo Pelizzo, Vice-Dean for research, Associate professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University

Secretariat of the Conference – Madina Lukpanova, Research specialist, Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University

Conference Venue

GSPP Conference will take place in the Block C3, Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University.

Please refer to the map of Nazarbayev University campus.