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. It 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 – Adilkhan Bozhanov, Research specialist, Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University

Conference Venue

GSPP Conference will be online.