Policy Brief #1, 2005. Impact of Agricultural Reforms on the Nation: Political and Social Aspects (Demography and Migration)
Policy Briefs present concise analysis of major policy issues and offer recommendations for maximizing benefits to Uzbekistan. They are intended for national decision makers at central and local levels, as well as the international community. Since last year, a new stage of agricultural reforms was launched in Uzbekistan principally to liquidate unprofitable shirkats and establish individual private farming entities instead. Significant rural-to-urban migration may occur as a result of the reform, with attending social, economic, and political problems.