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  • Promoting the development of startup projects in UzbekistanSep 3, 2015The Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted the presentation of the pilot initiative on supporting the first pre-acceleration program in Uzbekistan. The initiative is expected to provide technical assistance to young entrepreneurs with innovative startup ideas in the field of information communication technologies.

  • UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summitAug 27, 2015UNDP has launched today a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.

  • Welcome to take part in HackathonAug 25, 2015If you are software developer, graphic designer, analyst, journalist, manager or simply an active member of society, we welcome you to take part in Hackathon!

  • Biodiversity: A way to sustainabilityAug 24, 2015‘Biological diversity’ means the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems. (The UN Convention on Biological Diversity).

  • Budget Code: Testing is UnderwayAug 18, 2015In December 2013 the Law "On approval of the Budget Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan" was adopted. The Budget Code is a law which defines the basis of the budgetary system, its structure, principles, legal relations, the foundations of the budgetary process and inter-budgetary relations. It consolidates the country's basic laws in this area, including the Law "On budget system" and "On treasury execution of the State Budget"; it organizes and coordinates the rules and regulations stipulated in various regulations, provides clear concepts and definitions used in the budget legislation, creates the basis for introducing new methods and tools in the budget process, as well as for adapting international standards and norms.

  • Hope for lifeAug 14, 2015It is hard to imagine the Uzbekistan’s fauna without its characteristic species – the saiga antelope. In winter time, these antelopes can be found inhabiting in the southern parts of Ustyurt, while in spring they migrate to the north, to Kazakhstan, where the earth is covered by abundant plants by this time. The saiga antelopes return back to south, to the Ustyurt Plateau, as autumn cold approaches. Nowadays, this plateau is one of the few places on earth where you can find the saiga in the natural environment.

  • Partnership for reforming public financesAug 12, 2015Over the past 10 years, the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in close cooperation with the donor community, has been reforming public finance management system with the ultimate goal to ensure the successful implementation of socio-economic policy of the Government. The main goals, objectives and sequence of the reforms in the area of public finance have been identified in the Public Finance Management (PFM) Reform Strategy until 2018, developed by the Ministry of Finance jointly with the IMF’s Fiscal Policy Department.

  • Herbs of Zaamin - plans for exportAug 5, 2015The Zaamin health resort is famous all around Uzbekistan. Uniqueness of local nature, fresh mountain air and the healing water aid in treatment of different diseases - in particular diseases of the upper respiratory tract. But the real miracle of these places is in the rich variety of medicinal plants, many of which are listed in the healing recipes of the great Avicenna.

  • Does the one-stop-shop approach open new opportunities for local entrepreneurs?Jul 27, 2015The huge demand for electronic document management system is evidenced by the compelling figures provided on the Single Portal of Interactive Public Services https://my.gov.uz/ . To date, out of more than 250,000 applications, approximately 140,000 (55%) have been made by entrepreneurs. Is this an indicator of the need to diversify the channels (ways) of public service delivery to businesses? Definitely. Then how one should solve the problem of limited access to the Internet and lack of trust in online procedures and call-centers?

  • Woman born to be happyJul 27, 2015Gender equality and empowerment has been reflected in the new proposed post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals that UN member-states will be adopting in September 2015. The Goals can be viewed here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgsproposal