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A New Approach to Budgeting in Uzbekistan

Result-oriented Budgeting is an innovative approach to the planning and execution of state budgets, where budget performance is assessed not in terms of its execution, but in terms of its achievement of ultimate goals and results. This was how Botir Pardaev, the Head of the Treasury of the Ministry more

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A Salary for Today, and a Future for Tomorrow

For Jamshid Sa’dullaev, crafting high-quality shoes and developing his leatherworking skills not only means a regular income but also greater self-esteem and confidence, a better quality of life, and stronger sense of place within society. Mr. Sa’dullaev is just one of a dozen permanent employees ofmore

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Better Buildings, Cleaner Environment

The ‘Promoting Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Uzbekistan’ project, conducted since 2009 in partnership with the State Committee for Architecture and Construction of Uzbekistan (Gosarchitectstroy) institute, has worked ceaselessly to reduce both energy consumption and the associated greenhomore

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Cold Storage Systems - Keeping Food Fresh for Longer

Uzbekistan’s fruits and vegetables are in demand in both domestic and foreign markets, but preserving the freshness and quality of food is crucial for both customers and manufacturers. Considerable effort has therefore been dedicated to investigating methods and systems of keeping food fresh for lonmore

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Development for Tourism, Tourism for Development

The Zaamin region of Uzbekistan’s countryside has untold potential for adventure tourism. While this is great news for the domestic and international holidaymakers who have made their way to the new hotspot, efforts have been made to ensure that their arrival will directly benefit local residents limore

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Gardens in the Desert

For Navruzhon Alanova, her garden is almost a miracle. What was before a block of dry, loose sand, is now a fertile plot producing fresh fruits and vegetables for her family. This is one example of the work undertaken by the joint ‘Achieving Ecosystem Stability on Degraded Land in Karakalpakstan andmore

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Improved Skills, Better Products

It is every ambitious entrepreneur’s dream to bring their products to an international market. It means a greater source of revenue, a chance to expand business operations, and an opportunity to become a recognised and respected brand. To ensure that independent footwear producers in Uzbekistan’s Namore

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Is Biogas Just Hot Air?

Biogas is the reason why today the Urgench farmer Bazarboy has travelled from his home town to Bukhara. For him, producing biogas from animal manure will have multiple benefits for his farm, and these benefits are well worth the trip.   Like many farmers, Bazarboy has both the materials needed more

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Knowledge is the Key to HIV Prevention

Zebiniso Muhsinova is only 21, but she nevertheless conducts her HIV awareness mini-sessions for schoolchildren with the confidence and flair of a veteran trainer. “The active participation of young people, and their eagerness to learn about and secure themselves against HIV, sexually transmitted dimore

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Looking Forward to Safe Drinking Water at Canal Yoqa

Access to clean water is fundamentally important to the health of a community. The UNDP project ‘Integrated Water Management and Water Efficiency Plan for Zarafshan River Basin’ , which promotes water efficiency in the at-risk region, has received an additional $74,970 from the Regional Water Partnemore