Policy Brief #3, 2006. Microfinance in Uzbekistan: Current State and Future Prospect
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. This document explores key issues of microfinance sector development in Uzbekistan, where over 60% of the population live in rural areas and those transition measures directed to farm restructuring are likely to have short-term adverse effects that would require additional tools, such as microfinance.