Uzbekistan has prioritized the sustainable economic growth to double its GDP by 2030, become high middle-income country and ensure social protection of the most disadvantaged groups. The sustainable and inclusive economic development requires further strengthening the rule of law and protection of the rights and lawful interests of citizens, transparency and accountability of government institutions, effective regulatory policy, parliamentary oversight, prevention of corruption and further strengthening the institutions of the judiciary. In the Action Strategy of Uzbekistan for 2017-2021, the new leadership of the country has set forth the mid-term priorities on public administration reform, judicial and legal reform, liberalization of economy, development of social sector and inter-ethnic tolerance.
Building on the experience of RIA/Phase-1, the project’s second phase will support the Uzbek Government in ensuring the rule of law through consistent work aimed at enhancement of draft legislation directly regulating public relations, improving the effectiveness of departmental regulations, timely informing the people and executing agencies about content and the meaning of the laws, law enforcement and strict compliance, improving legal culture of the society, ensuring effective dialogue with the people to through broad public consultations on draft legislation.
“Support to enhancement of law making, rulemaking and regulatory impact assessment/Phase-2” is a joint project conducted by the Institute for Monitoring of Current Legislation 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 based on strong protection of rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens.
The project aims to enhance the quality of legislation by improving the regulatory environment through participatory and transparent processes, alignment with evidence-based policy and international standards, and efficient parliamentary oversight mechanisms.
- Citizens' e-participation in the consultations on draft legislative acts through enhancement of online platforms of the executive and legislative branches of government;
- Broader involvement of experts, scientists, representatives of NGOs, the private sector and the media for the consultations on draft legislation, as well as parliamentary and public oversight over the implementation of adopted laws;
- Enhancing the activities of representative bodies at national and local levels aimed at dialogue with people and businesses on adopting and enforcing laws;
- Consideration of the views of the most vulnerable groups of the population through different mechanisms and monitoring of the impact of legal acts on improvement of their welfare and legal protection;
- Introduction of innovative forms and methods of interaction between different branches of power and “state-citizens” in decision-making;
- Dissemination of open data on lawmaking and rulemaking, raising the legal culture and legal conscience;
- Arrange dialogue with regional and international organizations for promoting transparency and exchanging experience.