There are a number of current priorities regarding Uzbekistan's civil service. One priority is the development of an effective and professional civil service through enhancing the capacities and skills of management staff in public institutions. Organizing their continuous training has also played a critical role in the overall modernization of public administration, as has the implementation of administrative, economic and social reforms. Overall, the improvement of the unified national system of civil service is one focus area of the national United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2016-2020.
'Support to Civil Service Training in Uzbekistan' is a joint project conducted by the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and is a part of wider UNDP support to ensuring democratic, inclusive and efficient governance and merit-based civil service in Uzbekistan. The project's ultimate goal is to enhance the institutional mechanisms for the continuous training of future government leaders and civil servants in Uzbekistan's public sector. The project provides assistance and support in further strengthening the institutional and training capacities of the Academy, by organizing various capacity development programmes, improving existing curricula in accordance with international standards and best practices, promoting learning from other foreign reputable institutions, and facilitating research on public administration and civil service reform agenda.