The proposed project aims to enhance the capacity of government agencies for improved public service delivery by expanding accessibility to public services, integrating service delivery systems and decentralising their access; as well as by enabling the necessary mechanisms to support these changes and ensuring their sustainability.
By improving delivery of public services, the project will contribute to improving the quality of life of vulnerable sectors of the population in rural areas - such as women, youth and children, the elderly, and people with disabilities – by enhancing their access to public services and by increasing the quality of service delivery. This project also aims to strengthen citizen participation through a variety of outreach and social accountability mechanisms that enhance people’s voice in decision-making processes and increase their access to information; effectively increasing the transparency of Uzbekistan’s local governance system.
The project objectives are congruent with government policy demands in designing and implementing initiatives that would foster institutional effectiveness, transparency and participation and change management. Thus, project objectives are clearly linked with the country’s reform aspirations and strategies.