Dr. Vitaly Nagornov has 15 years of research experience in the field of international relations, economic development and ranking. He has Russian and French academic degrees. Mr. Nagornov is a consultant for national agencies, educational institutions and international organizations, such as Russian Foreign Trade Academy, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), National Training Foundation (NTF), World Bank, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. He has published over 30 scientific publications in peer-reviewed Russian and foreign journals. He participated in over 30 international research projects. Dr. Nagornov is a member of the editorial board of Central Asian Journal of Water Research (CAJWR) and a member of the International network of evaluators EVALSDG. He is a proficient user of statistical tools for big data processing and visualization.