Welcome to PPIA.

The Post-Pandemic Societies in Inner Asia (PPIA) project is a collaboration between the University of Oxford, Kagoshima University, the University of Central Asia and the National University of Mongolia. Our research focuses on agro-pastoralist households (people living by a mixture of agriculture and livestock herding) and their response to the challenges facing them today, post-COVID-19. 

About us

What about us and the things we do?

This project is an unusual and unique collaboration between Japanese, Kyrgyz, Mongolian and UK–based academics, building on over 77 years of combined experience working in Mongolia and Central Asia.

Latest news

Outreach, capacity-building, and long-term relationships are a key part of our project. Click below to see our most recent news and events.

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Revisiting Borgarid twenty-six years later

The name of the man sat beside me is Borgarid. He is a 90 year-old[…]

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Economics in Naryn: Making the Difference 

If someone had asked me last year if I would be bringing the most talented[…]


Zalina Enikeeva’s talk at the Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference

On 12th October 2023, Zalina Enikeeva, a researcher on the PPIA project from the University[…]