Farrukh Irnazarov is a Co-Founder at RANSIF Group and Central Asian Development Institute. He has been working on economic development, good governance, and migration issues for 15 years and he managed and conducted research projects for the IOM, World Bank, ADB, UNDP GIZ, USAID, GDN, Volkswagen and Gerda Henkel Foundations. From 2014-15, he was a Visiting Researcher at the Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University in Washington, DC. Previously, he worked for the University of Applied Sciences Goettingen, National College of Ireland, Schwarzkopf and Henkel and Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations of Uzbekistan. He also gives master classes on leadership, communication and interviewing in difficult environments.

Project Summary

In 2013, in spite of high demand for unskilled labor, Russian authorities decided to introduce and enforce a re-entry ban list even for minor administrative violations. As a result, a large number of labor migrants ended up on the list and were banned from entering Russia mostly from 3 to 5 years. The aim of this project is to examine and analyze implications of Russian re-entry bans on labour migrants from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – migrant exporting countries in Central Asia – and the interplay of various factors that influence the issue of religious radicalization.

Major Publications

“Risk Analysis on Return Migration and Challenges in Central Asia”, Astana, International Organization for Migration.
"Toward Smart City Development in Central Asia: A Comparative Assessment", Central Asian Affairs, Vol. 4, Issue 1.
"Migrant Vulnerabilities and Integration Needs in Central Asia", Astana, International Organization for Migration.