Mission and Values

Mission and Values

We measure the social, economic, and political "atmosphere" in the countries of Central Asia. The results of our research help our partners make data-based decisions in the best interests of the region’s citizens. We conduct regular applied social science research studies and analytically reflect on social processes. In this way, we contribute to in-depth, democratic institutional developments in these countries.

We adhere to the following values to fulfill this mission:


As an institution, we never take sides on political, economic, or social questions and always stay neutral to guarantee the objectivity of our research and analysis.

Adherence to research standards

CAB strictly adheres to research standards (ESOMAR, WAPOR).

Central Asia as a research focal point

CAB is an attempt to understand Central Asia by Central Asians through their own optic and with no “outside eye”.

Open data

CAB aims to make its research results available to the public within a reasonable timeframe.

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