Atlas of Socio-economic and Environmental Indicators in the Aral Sea Region
14 July 2019
The Atlas has been developed on the basis of the socio-economic survey conducted in 2017 by the Institute for Social Research in 8 districts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan (Kanlikul, Karauzyak, Kegeyli, Muynak, Nukus, Takhtakupir, Chimbay and Shumanay districts). The study was commissioned by UNDP within the UN Joint Programme “Building the resilience of communities affected by the Aral Sea disaster through the MultiPartner Human Security Fund for the Aral Sea”.
The socio-economic survey was conducted to identify the needs of the population affected by the Aral Sea disaster through application of human security concept and indicators. The survey covered 116 mahallas and 1,600 households, while eight focus group discussions conducted in each district, covering 1,600 respondents representing local authorities and civil society.