Nazik Beishenaly


Universities & Institutions

  • KU Leuven
  • International Cooperative Alliance

Areas of Interest

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Role of cooperatives in international development policies
  • Cooperatives’ contribution to the SDGs

Dr Nazik Beishenaly is a Researcher at KU Leuven, and a Research Advisor at the International Cooperative Alliance.

She holds a MSc and a PhD in Economics from Grenoble Alpes University (France) and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford. She has built her professional career in international development policy field, and worked as president of the Cooperatives’ Union in Kyrgyzstan and as staff and consultant of UN agencies in different regions. Her current research projects aim at studying the role of cooperatives in international development policies, including their contribution to the SDGs.

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