Gulzhan Asylbek kyzy


PhD fellow

Research group(s):
4. Governance and institutions
8. Population, Development and Labour Economics

Gulzhan Asylbek kyzy is a PhD fellow at UNU-MERIT. She has a background in peace and development research with a primary interest in development economics. Formerly, she worked at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Sweden, where she focused on exploring the relationship between security and socio-economic development using available data in low- and middle-income countries. She has contributed to the studies related to social cohesion, impact evaluation of a peacebuilding programme, development impacts in fragile and conflict-affected environments and the measurement of violence.  




Selected publications by Gulzhan Asylbek kyzy


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Foghammar, L, S Jang, Gulzhan Asylbek kyzy, N Weiss, K Sullivan, F Gibson-Fall & R Irwin, 2016, “Challenges in researching violence affecting health service delivery in complex security environments”, Social Science and Medicine, More information


Research reports
Asylbek kyzy, Gulzhan, Caroline Delgado & Gary Milante, 2020, Gaps Report: Challenges of counting all violent deaths everywhere, The project funded by the UK Aid, More information
Asylbek kyzy, Gulzhan, U Hofmann & Y Jung, 2018, “Global mapping and analysis of anti-vehicle mine incidents in 2017”, (GICHD and SIPRI: May 2018)
Esenaliev, Damir & Gulzhan Asylbek kyzy, 2017, “Eurasian Economic Union policies and practice in Kyrgyzstan”, SIPRI Topical backgrounder. (June 2017)


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