International photo contest dedicated to climate change and protection of ozone layer

Professional and amateur photographers from all over the world are invited to participate in the international photo contest dedicated to climate change and protection of ozone layer, which will be held from July 10 to September 11, 2017. The photo contest is held in two categories: "Climate change in my eyes" and...

UNDP selects best startup projects for the ‘Startup Initiatives’ programme

In mid-July, about 85 teams from all over Uzbekistan, having successfully passed preliminary selection, pitched their startup projects to experts. Based on the results of expert evaluations, about 30 best projects will get an opportunity to participate in the three-month Youth Startup Support Programme. The...

“Single window” for public services

Nearly two years have passed since our first interview on establishing the system of public services provision to business entities on one-stop-shop principle. Today, it is important to review results achieved in this area and determine prospects for further development of the citizen centric service government....

Improving the quality and sustainability of Central Asia’s fresh fruit and vegetables industry

The three-day regional “Sustainable Cross-border Trade of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables: Quality, Food Safety, Sustainability” workshop started its work in Tashkent on the 10th of July. The workshop is the first of its kind to be held in Uzbekistan, bringing together international experts from Europe, South-East...

Preventing surface run-off and improving irrigation in Uzbekistan’s Zaamin region

On hillside properties like Hulkar Pistasi, in the Zaamin district of Djizakh region, two challenges include how to keep crops watered in the steep, dry environment, and how to keep nutrients in the soil while also making a decent profits. The Zaamin district’s open rolling hills, located in the centre of Uzbekistan,...

Promoting women entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan

Over the last 15 years, Ms. Nilufar Adilbabaeva has not only run ‘Adel Tex’ textile company, but has also advised women who intend to start their own business. Over the years, she experienced and has overcome different challenges a woman entrepreneur faces.  These days, Nilufar and more than 100 women...

UNDP and national partners discussed measures to modernize the local governance system in Uzbekistan

The issues of improving the legal foundations of the local governance system, complex socio-economic development of regions, increasing responsibility and openness of local governance bodies and improving the quality of provided public services have been discussed on June 14 during an international scientific and...

Widening the geographical coverage of the E-SUD system

As of May 1, 2017, about 90 thousand statements and statements of claim have been received by inter-district civil courts of Tashkent city and Tashkent region via the E-SUD national electronic case management system (http://v3.esud.uz/), which is 7.5 times over the same period last year. The E-SUD national...

Plastic Garbage? Please clean it up!

On the eve of World Environment Day, staff from UNDP Uzbekistan joined colleagues from the State Committee of Ecology and Environment Protection of Uzbekistan, and NGO representatives, students, volunteers and journalists, in collecting 1.5 tons of plastic garbage in Tashkent region’s Bostanlyk district. The...

Invitation to take part in discussions of modernization of the local governance system

On June 14, 2017, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan jointly with the United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan is organizing an international scientific-practical conference "Modernization of local governance system: foreign experience and reforms in...

Uzbekistan: New Approaches to Protect the Environment

On 31 May, the Press Club held a launch meeting for Ecoweek 2017 in Uzbekistan. The meeting featured panel speakers Uktam Utayev, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Environmental Protection, Boriy Alikhanov, Vice Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, and Farid Garakhanov, UNDP Resident...