Description: 

This publication is a research based publication taking into account both field research, State bodies and expert opinions. The executive summary presents results of field research carried out from September–November 2019 in in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It identifies socioeconomic vulnerabilities, relative position of vulnerable groups and sources of assistance to deal with those vulnerabilities.  Expanding on the summary subsequent information was collected from competent State bodies and through interviews with experts.  This research was conducted until January 2020 and was later added to the report.  It covers perceptions of various stakeholders and the possible linkage of socioeconomic vulnerabilities with individuals’ grievances that could potentially make them susceptibile to messages from extremist organizations’.

Table of contents: 
  • LIST OF ACRONYMS
  • LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES
    • Tables
    • Figures
  • INTRODUCTION
  • KEY CONCLUSIONS
  • CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
    • Central notion of vulnerabilities
    • Defining radicalization potential as distinct from violent extremism
    • Early intervention of multiple stakeholders to identify and address vulnerabilities
    • Hypothesis on the linkage between vulnerabilities and radicalization potential
  • METHODOLOGY
    • Unique features of the current research
    • Research objectives and general approach
    • Sample of respondents and choice of locations
  • SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
    • Economic position of households
    • Groups at greater risk of socioeconomic alienation
    • Financial assistance
    • Local perceptions of potential implications of socioeconomic vulnerabilities for susceptibility to extremist groups’ messaging and recruitment
  • KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
    • General recommendations
  • ANNEX
    • Detailed sample composition
    • Questionnaire templates
    • Interviews with Vulnerable Respondents
    • Interviews with Community and Religious Leaders
    • Interviews with State Officials and Experts
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