Regional Institute of Central Asia (RICA) is a nonprofit, independent, non-governmental, regional institution based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. RICA’s mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new pragmatic and innovative ideas for solving problems facing society of Central Asian region in general. RICA's commitment to institutional independence is rooted in the individual independence of its experts. Therefore, the Institution does not take positions on issues. We recognize that the diversity of our staff’s backgrounds, perspectives and experience is a tremendous asset in generating high quality research.
Mission of Regional Institute of Central Asia (RICA) is promoting regional cooperation, researching common issues of Central Asian countries to accelerate growth in the region and enable to respond regional and global challenges. The institution will closely interact with international, regional, governmental and nongovernmental organizations as well as existing research centers in & out of the region.