Policy Brief #2, 2006. Community Empowerment: An Analysis of Current Situation and Recommendations
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. An assessment of the performance of shirkats, conducted by the Center of Economic Research in 2004, reveals that these entities are unable to provide long-term solutions to income generation and improve agriculture in Uzbekistan. This document explores critical political and social implications of the Government's decision to reorganize shirkats.