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On being young in Turkmenistan

Progres.online’s recommendations for revising the State Youth policy Program in Turkmenistan On August 19, 2022 the state media shared the news that the council of the Youth Organization of Turkmenistan named after...

Opinion: Clean energy jobs for Turkmenistan 

Turkmenistan’s economy and the labor market have been in a bad shape for a good decade now due to the volatility of the hydrocarbon prices (Al Jazeera), government mismanagement (Human Rights Watch) and corruption (GAN...

Turkmen emigration: Low pay, lack of opportunities

Young people and working age adults, especially women are the most likely group to emigrate from Turkmenistan in search for better educational and employment opportunities. Turkey and Russia are the top two destination...

Palaw Index July / 2022

July 2022: The cost of palaw drops for the second month in a row. The average cost of cooking palaw in Ashgabat was 86.6 Turkmen manat in July 2022, which is 1.1% more expensive month-on-month (MoM) compared to June...

Freedom of movement for citizens of Turkmenistan

Näme sebäpden gidip barýaň? What is your reason for travel? The law on paper entitles a citizen of Turkmenistan to freedom of movement: Law on Migration, Article 24: Every citizen of Turkmenistan has the right to leave...

The Development Potential of Turkmen Diasporas

Many Turkmens who live abroad are afraid to connect with other Turkmens. They would rather not reveal where they are from or become friends with Uzbek or Kyrgyz nationals than build a community of Turkmens. I have lived...

Palaw Index June / 2022

June 2022: The price of palaw drops for the second time this year. The average cost of cooking palaw in Ashgabat was 85.7 Turkmen manat in June 2022, which is 4% higher month-on-month compared to May 2022 (82.4 manat)...