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Palaw Index October / 2021 Report

The cost of palaw in Ashgabat has increased by 66.12% in October 2021. The average cost of cooking palaw in Ashgabat was 100.42 Turkmen manat in October 2021, which is 13.79% lower month-on-month compared to September...

Palaw Index 2020 Report

The average cost of palaw in Turkmenistan in 2020 was 54.7 manat. The average cost of cooking palaw in Turkmenistan in 2020 for a family of four stood at 54.70 manat. This data is derived from averaging the cost of...

What contributes to GDP growth in Turkmenistan?

What is GDP? GDP or Gross Domestic Product provides a snapshot of country’s economic performance and the size of its overall economy.  It measures the monetary value of all final goods and services (those that are...

Notes on the History of Central Asian Jazz

This article was originally published in the EastEast magazine. Hamdam Zakirov on the Turkmenian scene and the legacy of Fergana festival In the third and final segment of Hamdam Zakirov’s series on Central Asian jazz...

How does the brain drain impact Turkmen society?

“Governments must reorient their policies from attempting to curtail migration to coping and working with it to seek benefits for all. The flows cannot be effectively constrained and must instead be creatively...

Where are Turkmens moving to?

From 1990-2017 over 1.6 million citizens of Turkmenistan decided to move and settle abroad. While majority moved in search of better opportunities, some were forced to relocate due to prosecution and fear. In 1990s...