Meruert Makhmutova

Guest Speaker

Director and Founder, Public Policy Research Center

Meruert Makhmutova is the director and founder of the Public Policy Research Center (PPRC). She conducts economic analysis for the ADB, UN ESCAP, UNDP, World Bank, OECD, and other donors. She is a co-founder of the Association of Economists of Kazakhstan. From 2016-2019, she was a member of the Expert Council on Economic chaired by the Prime Minister. From 2011-2016, she was a member of the Expert Council of the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan; from 2008–2012, she was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers under the Government of Kazakhstan, and a member of the National Jury of Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" Kazakhstan award. Under her leadership since 2002 PPRC team implemented numerous policy projects for international organizations and for the Government of Kazakhstan. The University of Pennsylvania 2017 Global Think Tank Index Report ranked PPRC 25 among top think tanks in region.