Socioeconomic vulnerabilities as a factor in long-term risk of radicalization: prevention potential of local communities and official assistance in selected Central Asian countries

This executive summary presents results of field research in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan covering questions of identification of socio-economic vulnerabilities, relative position of vulnerable groups and sources of assistance to deal with those vulnerabilities. The paper contains comparative findings, based on the fieldwork with local residents, community and religious leaders, officials and experts as well as on the analysis of data, provided by state bodies from the three countries.

Geographical Scope: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan,Uzbekistan

Region: UNDP Europe and Central Asia

Country: Regional/ Kazakhstan

Theme of Research: Economics and Employment Faith-based Governance/Policy and National Action Plans Social Cohesion Youth

Year Published: 2020

Responsible Entity: UNDP Kazakhstan/ Istanbul Regional Hub