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 idea and holistic vision of Human Development (HD) advocates that the true wealth of a country is in its people. The human beings should be seen as the ends in themselves rather than the means to achieve progress in socio-economic development of a country.
The overall goal of the Programme is to improve the economic, food, health and environmental security of poor rural communities of Karakalpakstan. By employing top-down protection and bottom-up empowerment measures within the human security framework the Programme aims to promote community level efforts in protecting people from sudden economic downturns and natural disasters as well as increase living standards of population.