AKIPRESS.COM - Judging by the overall level of integration with all the post-Soviet countries, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, and Tajikistan have been the three leaders since 2008, according to the results of the study carried out in 2014 as part of the Eurasian Development Bank project “System of Indicators of Eurasian Integration” (SIEI).
Tajikistan, however, although the country was in the lead over the period of 2002-2008, demonstrated a lower level of integration in 2009-2012.
At the same time, Georgia and Azerbaijan have improved their level of integration with the CIS region over the last four years.
A comprehensive research project of the EDB Centre for Integration Studies “The System of Indicators of Eurasian Integration” (SIEI) has a long-term status. It presents the results of regular monitoring and assessment of the pattern and key vectors of Eurasian integration and cooperation in the CIS region. SIEI is acknowledged as one of top-3 systems of regional integration analysis globally. The project is based on official statistics (except mutual investment index, which is based on the Centre’s Monitoring of Mutual Investments project). The analysis covers a wide range of areas of the countries’ integration — from macroeconomic policies to student mobility.