Partnerships for Better Governance

27 Aug 2013

A meeting has been conducted between Mr. Stefan Priesner, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan, and Mr. Farrukh Mukhamedov, Director of the Institute for Monitoring of Current Legislation under the President of Uzbekistan, in order to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between UNDP and its government partners.

In line with the Concept of the President of Uzbekistan to deepen democratic forms and establish civil society, UNDP has shown a strong commitment to making its knowledge in the field available to its national partners. Initiatives undertaken by UNDP and its national partners in this regard have enhanced the national system of checks and balance, decentralised and improved the citizen focus of public services, and improved the transparency and accountability of government agencies.

The enhancement of national legislation through democratic governance initiatives outlined in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework of the Republic of Uzbekistan is a critical part of the UNDP mandate. UNDP is willing to partner with the institute in order to develop long-term strategic documents related to the governance field, including partnership in developing the chapter on Institutional Development within the Vision 2030 document.

Relevant parties have agreed to improve coordination and assistance in enhancing the institute’s capacities, and in reviewing international experience in order to improve, harmonise and advance Uzbekistan’s legislation within the fields of public administration, rule of law and the systematic monitoring of laws, in compliance with internal legal norms and principles.

Especially-designed capacity development initiatives will support the joint development and dissemination of Ex-Ante Regulatory Impact Assessment methodologies, in order to improve the capacity of state agencies for adopting high-quality normative-legal acts.