From 2005 to 2010, the Enhancement of Living Standards (ELS) programme worked to improve access to services, rehabilitate infrastructure and diversify income generation in the Andijan, Karakalpakstan, Namangan and Fergana regions.
Accelerated private sector development can make substantial contribution to sustainable economic growth, employment generation, provision of sustainable income sources and goods and services at lower prices.
The ‘Inclusive Employment and Social Partnership’ project aims to enhance cooperation between civil society organisations and the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection to ensure the employment and social protection of socially-handicapped women and persons with disabilities.
The ‘Achieving Ecosystem Stability on Degraded Land in Karakalpakstan and the Kyzylkum Desert’ joint project works to reverse desertification and its negative impacts in the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan and the Kyzylkum Desert, by encouraging ecosystem sustainability.
The goal of this project is to develop an Integrated Water Resources Management and Water Use Efficiency Plan for the Zarafshan River Basin of Uzbekistan, to strengthen the legal and regulatory framework for the water sector, and to support the integration of water management issues into relevant inter-sectorial policies.
Implemented jointly by UNDP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, this project works to demonstrate new approaches and models that could be used to ensure the sustainability of the newly established Lower Amudarya State Biosphere Reserve (LABR), specifically to support the riparian ‘Tugai’ forest ecosystem.
The ‘Central Asian Countries Initiative for Land Management: Multi-Country Capacity Building Project (Uzbekistan Component)’ works to combat land degradation by developing and implementing integrated approaches and strategies, and by building capacities at national and country-to-country levels.