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  • 06 May 2015
    What needs to be done to save the saigas on the Ustyurt Plateau

    The saiga population has declined by 90 per cent for the last twenty years. The saiga is included in the Red Book of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. However, the decrease of saiga population keeps going, together with populations of a number of rare species, such as goitered gazelle, caracal as well as rare birds of prey.

  • 01 May 2015
    Functional review as a tool for organizational change

    It is fundamental that government institutions provide quality public services to their citizens. To ensure this, the ministries must have clearly defined roles and responsibilities, qualified staff with relevant functions, budget and availability of assessing the services offered. In an effort to provide best international experience and assist the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan to better respond to citizens’ needs, United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan invited Mr. Nenad Rava.

  • 30 Apr 2015
    Learning biodiversity and advanced methods of its conservation

    Two workshops on conservation of biodiversity impacted by the oil-and-gas industry have been conducted in Tashkent by the joint project of the State Committee for Nature Protection, UNDP and GEF “Mainstreaming Biodiversity into the oil-and-gas policies and operations in Uzbekistan”.

  • 22 Apr 2015
    Property Registration in Uzbekistan Made Easier

    Until recently, the sale of commercial property was rather laborious process for both buyers and sellers, due to complicated process of securing rights to property in Uzbekistan. The World Bank’s report “Doing Business 2015” ranked Uzbekistan 143 out of 189 countries on the ease of registering property.

  • 30 Mar 2015
    In Uzbekistan, beekeeping benefits communities and the environment

    Kuralbay Nugmanov, an entrepreneur and farmer in Karakalpakstan, north of Uzbekistan, says his community is much better off since they installed bee hives. “This year we got much better fruits and vegetables, as compared to last year. We believe that this is thanks to our bees,” he says.

  • 17 Mar 2015
    Promoting inclusive social development in Karakalpakstan: We're In It Together

    It is a well-known that people with disabilities are more likely to become economically disadvantaged than people without a disability. Among other factors lack of access to funds is considered as a major obstacle for establishing business opportunities for people with a disability. Thus, the vast majority of people with a disability are unable to reach their potential, remain dependent on families for support and are denied the opportunity to contribute to the community’s development.

  • 16 Mar 2015
    Exploring the experience of the United States in enhancing transparency of judicial system

    On March 15-22, 2015, nine representatives of the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, Supreme Court Research Centre, Ministry of Justice and Supreme Economic Court of Uzbekistan will participate in a study tour to the United States to learn the US experience in enhancing transparency and accessibility of the judicial system. The study tour is organized within the framework of the joint project of UNDP and the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan – “Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan”. The project is co-financed by USAID and UNDP.

  • 05 Mar 2015
    Uzbek Farmers Familiarized with the Newest International Innovations in Agriculture

    Constructive dialogue between local farmers, experts of UNDP in Uzbekistan and Macedonia took place within the framework of a series of workshops held these days in Tashkent and Namangan. Participants presented their best innovative practices in agriculture, and shared experience of developing innovations.

  • 04 Mar 2015
    UNDP and CCI contribute to the improvement of the process of issuing permits and licenses in Uzbekistan

    The development of inter-agency cooperation is one of the one of the priority areas for the improvement of the business climate in Uzbekistan and an important step towards simplifying the procedures of issuing permits and licenses.

  • 27 Feb 2015
    UNDP assists in increasing exports of Uzbek textile products

    The participation of the Uzbekistan’s companies at ‘Textillegprom’ 44th Federal Trade Fair in Moscow was marked by reaching agreements for export contracts worth more than $13 million, increasing the number of business partners, learning market trends and gaining knowledge on new technologies.

  • 23 Feb 2015
    How USP influence employment and financial performance of enterprises in Uzbekistan?

    It is a common trend in many developed and developing countries that pension systems are under high pressure, known as the "pension crisis". Basically main reasons of the pension crisis are the structure of social security systems and demographic changes. In particular, the main factors responsible for the pension crisis are declining birth rates and rising life expectancy of older generation. Consequently the number of workers, supporting the social security system, gradually decreases, while the burden on the pension system is constantly increasing.

  • 12 Feb 2015
    Uzbekistan expanding export opportunities for agricultural products

    Uzbekistan presented its bright, colorful and aromatic fruits and vegetables at ‘Fruit Logistica 2015’ International Exhibition that was held during 4-6 February in Berlin (Germany).

  • 26 Dec 2014
    Analytic Report on Enhancing the Activity of Local Kengashes of People’s Deputies Published

    The Analytic report was developed by UNDP Local Governance Support Project/Phase-2 with involvement of experts from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The report aims at studying the urgent issues in the activities of Kengashes of people’s deputies within the current institutional framework and identifying areas for further improvement of their activities.

  • 19 Dec 2014
    When aid matters

    Uzbekistan attracted aid funds totalling USD 860 million during 2008-2013. For the last five years, the amount of technical assistance flowing into the country increased three fold and made USD 200.1 million in 2013.

  • 18 Jul 2014
    Recycling for Social Good

    This past Friday at Tashkent’s Gulshan Recreational Park, city residents including people living with disabilities and social innovation volunteers presented household items they made over a three day period.

  • 18 Jul 2014
    Aquaculture – Making an Existing Industry Better

    Uzbekistan is lucky to be blessed with some of the key resources needed for fish farming, particularly in its foothill regions that make up 25 per cent of the nation’s countryside, and the potential to streamline and expand the nation’s existing fish farming industry is significant. The raw resources needed to enhance this industry already exists in Uzbekistan, so all that’s needed to make fish farming even stronger is improved national knowledge about the field.

  • 16 Jul 2014
    Diversification of the Spectrum of HIV Prevention Services in Uzbekistan

    One of the significant factors of effectiveness to combat the HIV epidemic is to implement successful prevention practices and programs among most-at-risk populations (MARPs). Today, within the framework of the UNDP ‘Continuing Scale Up of the Response to HIV’ (funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria), a number of HIV prevention services will be made available to MARPs in Uzbekistan.

  • 10 Jul 2014
    Introducing Water Billing in two Mahallas of the Navoi Region

    A Support Centre for Public Services, designed to increase transparency and accountability of water supply services, has been launched in 2014 as part of the ‘Integrated Water Resource Management and Water Efficiency Plan for the Zarafshan River Basin’ (IWRM).

  • 08 Jul 2014
    ‘Garbage Lab’ Social Innovation Laboratory on Creative Thinking

    Promoting social innovation and volunteerism in the country, offering innovative solutions to social problems, and generating interaction between different people and various organizations is an effective way to contribute to Uzbekistan’s prosperity. This time the UNDP/UNV Project ‘Social Innovation and Volunteerism in Uzbekistan’ is launching a new initiative – ‘Garbage Lab’, a three day social innovation laboratory on creative thinking.

  • 10 Jun 2014
    Educating Educators on Human Development

    Nadira Janibekova is professor of Philosophy and Uzbekistan Culture at the Gulistan State University. Understanding trends in Uzbekistan’s cultural perceptions requires knowledge of the roles individual citizens play in their country. It also requires processing large quantities of statistical data, and understanding the meaning behind that information.