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  • Practical Manual on Regulatory Impact Assessment has been published by UNDP in UzbekistanMay 2, 2016A Practical Manual on Regulatory Impact Assessment was recently prepared and published within the framework of UNDP “Support to enhancement of lawmaking, rulemaking and regulatory impact assessment” project in cooperation with Institute for Monitoring of Current Legislation under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

  • 1966-2016: 50 years since the Tashkent EarthquakeApr 30, 2016Exactly 50 years ago, on April 26, 1966, at 5:23 am local time, a devastating earthquake occurred in Tashkent leaving homeless more than 300 thousand people out of 1.5 million of Tashkent residents. The capital was completely reconstructed over three and a half years. Entire residential areas have been erected in the suburbs of the city; older residential quarters in the centre of damaged Tashkent have been newly built up; new satellite-town Sputnik has emerged. Altogether, more than 1 million square meters of housing, schools, social, cultural, and administrative facilities have been built at that time.

  • Starting a Business: What has changedApr 26, 2016In 2015 in terms of ‘Starting a Business’ Uzbekistan was ranked 65 out of 189 economies in World Bank’s “Doing Business-2016” report. Two years ago, in 2014, Doing Business recorded 7 procedures required to register a new company and start operations, which took 7.5 days and costed 3.3% of GNI per capita. Last year, only 5 procedures were required, cost and time to complete those procedures were 3.4% of GNI per capita and 6.5 days accordingly. Uzbekistan climbed 22 positions up to 42nd place in 2015, compared to 2014.

  • “UzTrade” Electronic Trade Platform: Expanding opportunities for exporters in UzbekistanApr 26, 2016UNDP’s Aid for Trade project, jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of Uzbekistan (MFERIT) have finalized the development of the ‘UzTrade’ electronic trade platform. To launch the new portal, local partners and entrepreneurs have been invited to the Presentation to be held at the ‘Wyndham’ Hotel on May 3, 2016.

  • Win one of 20 smartphonesApr 15, 2016Would you like to win a free smartphone, discover the nature of earthquakes and experience the power of earthquake shocks with a magnitude of up to 9.0? On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Tashkent earthquake Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan and UNDP in Uzbekistan invite you to take part in the contest for the best knowledge of the Dos and Don'ts during an earthquake.

  • Just three steps to connect businesses to power supplyJan 19, 2016From 1 January 2016, Uzbekistan introduced new ‘turnkey’ regulations for businesses to connect to power supply. These will include only three procedures instead of multiple procedures under the previous regulations. This novelty will help simplify connection to power supply thereby improving Uzbekistan’s international business ratings.

  • Cooperation of UNDP with national and international partners on prevention of corruption in UzbekistanJan 12, 2016Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon, which affects all countries to certain extent. Corruption destroys democratic institutions, slows economic development and undermines the effective governance principles.

  • Ban Ki-moon: Message on International Anti-Corruption DayDec 9, 2015Global attitudes towards corruption have changed dramatically. Where once bribery, corruption and illicit financial flows were often considered part of the cost of doing business, today corruption is widely -- and rightly -- understood as criminal and corrosive. The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our plan to end poverty and ensure lives of dignity for all, recognizes the need to fight corruption in all its aspects and calls for significant reductions in illicit financial flows as well as for the recovery of stolen assets.

  • Supreme Court of Uzbekistan launched its new official website and interactive servicesNov 25, 2015November 25, 2015 – Supreme Court of Uzbekistan launched its news official website (www.supcourt.uz, www.oliysud.uz), including a wide range of information and interactive services.

  • Sanitation and hygiene – cornerstones of good healthOct 31, 2015Water, sanitation and hygiene belong to the most fundamental human needs and have critical importance for human health and development. According to the data of WHO, 89 per cent of world’s population have access to an improved source of drinking water. Nonetheless, over 2.2 million people globally die from water-related and filth-borne diseases. Diarrhea and malaria are one of the main diseases causing death of children under five years of age. Specialists call for effective cooperation between healthcare and education sectors. In fact, sometimes it is enough to use basic rules of hygiene, improve quality of drinking water and follow the rules of water storage. In this context, the crucial role is played by sanitation and hygiene education, clarification of the necessity to wash hands, proper clothing and home care, that will result in reduction of the incidence of diseases by 40 per cent.