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The SMART project works to support the Centre of Economic Research in facilitating economic, social, institutional and spatial transformation in Uzbekistan, while expanding the thematic and geographic range of its research areas, promoting participatory policy dialogue, and issuing a wider range of products for various types of audiences.
In 1999, a Decree of the President of Uzbekistan established the Centre for Economic Research (CER), with the mandate to provide economic analysis reports, forecasts and policy advice, to facilitate public-private dialogue, and to build broad consensus over economic reform and development in Uzbekistan. The Decree also specified that the establishment of the CER was a joint initiative of UNDP and the Government, where UNDP’s role was to provide technical assistance for the centre’s institutional development.
A new stage of reform in Uzbekistan, which was initiated by the President of Uzbekistan, has set the priorities for the further deepening of medium-term political, judicial and economic reforms. This new reform agenda, as well as the remaining challenges related to ‘external shocks’, will require the preparation of a comprehensive package of programs and documents during the coming years.
To this end the Government is interested in strengthening and developing the applied research sector, wherein the CER is expected to share and transfer its experience, knowledge and best-practices, within the framework of continuing the practice of undertaking collaborative research projects with other emerging national research institutions.
|Total Budget:||USD 1,850,000|
|The Government of Uzbekistan:||USD 1,350,000|
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