Today, the rural housing sector of Uzbekistan is rapidly developing, which raises the question of transforming it to a more sustainable development pathway that ensures the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This can be achieved through the introduction of energy-efficient and low-carbon technology among the rural population.
Annual regional consultations had conducted since 2016 provide the NHRIs of Central Asia with a platform for sharing experience and best practices. Such knowledge-sharing contributes to strengthening cooperation between the NHRIs of Central Asia and formulating effective solutions to human rights issues problems, both nationally and regionally.
Ministry of Justice and UNDP are launching a joint project “Improved Public Service Delivery and Enhanced Governance in Rural Uzbekistan” with funding by the European Union. This new initiative is aimed to address the accessibility and affordability of public services by citizens, especially those who are part of vulnerable groups, e.g. women, children, people with disabilities, the elderly and those living in rural areas.
Ministry of Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in cooperation with UNDP in Uzbekistan on June 17, 2019 launched SDG Innovations and Governance Lab. It is created to improve public administration and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through effective administrative reform.
In the first quarter of 2019 the administrative courts heard 5,584 public law cases, with the rights of 4,635 citizens and legal entities being restored as a result, and with disciplinary actions being subsequently taken against 36 officials. Since their first establishment in 2017, a major focus of administrative court development has been to ensure accessibility, and as such 89,044 cases, or more than 57% of all cases heard by administrative courts were heard through mobile court sessions.
On 3 June, the Steering Committee of the Multi-partner Human Security Trust Fund for Aral Sea Region (the MPHSTF) reviewed proposals received under its First Call for Proposals.
Within the UNDP/GEF and Ministry of Construction joint project "Market Transformation for Sustainable Rural Housing in Uzbekistan" focus group meetings were conducted with women in rural areas of Kushtepa and Yazyavon districts of Fergana region, Guzar and Kasbi districts of Kashkadarya region, Muynak and Tahtakupir districts of Karakalpakstan from 16 May till 25 May, 2019.

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32.6 million

Population

14.1%

Poverty rate

$3.287

GNI per capita

0.661

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