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06.06.2016
Global market of electronic payments: challenges and prospects

Global market of electronic payments: challenges and prospects

Analysis by McKinsey shows that global market of e-payments is on the threshold of sweeping changes. Market of payments will be influenced by the ongoing digital revolution and the emergence of new technologies. Digital technologies are rapidly developing and changing the format of the behavior and interaction of people and business. Also, technological progress will impact greatly on the financial services market, particularly on the payments market.

19.05.2016
Chemical industry as a driver of intersectoral cooperation

Chemical industry as a driver of intersectoral cooperation

Chemical industry of Uzbekistan, concentrated on the production of fertilizers and products used in the mining industries, allowed to create effective conditions for sustainable growth in the agricultural sector, the maintenance of food security of the country and at the same time contributed to the development of basic industries of economy. Today, the provision of agrarian sector with mineral fertilizers is 97%; during 1990-2014 more than 30 types of goods used in mining industries were localized.

20.04.2016
The benefits of e-commerce in Uzbekistan

The benefits of e-commerce in Uzbekistan

Expansion of the number of participants and increasing the speed of transactions are important conditions for growth of competitiveness. In this sense, the main channel of increased economic activity is e-commerce.

Uzbekistan has already established a legislative framework for e-commerce. However, the potential of electronic commerce is to take place. To date, the number of Internet users in Uzbekistan, who are potential consumers in the network, is 10.2 million people. First of all, activation of e-commerce implies the availability of financial instruments for remote payment.

28.03.2016
Effectiveness of public investment management

Effectiveness of public investment management

In Uzbekistan, the volume of investments from central sources (state budget, funds, government debt) has risen sharply and is set to rise further. What are the possible ways of improving of the current mechanism of public investment management for increasing effectiveness of their use?

Latest research

  • Main directions of modernization and diversification of production in chemical industry

    Main directions of modernization and diversification of production in chemical industry

    The key problem is that the current model of development of chemical industry of Uzbekistan does not allow to implement large-scale transformations in order the indestry could respond adequately to the changing requirements of domestic and foreign markets and could be involved as one of the most effective drivers of processes of industrialization and structural reforms.

  • Mechanisms of public investment management (on the basis of international experience)

    Mechanisms of public investment management (on the basis of international experience)

    Due to active presence of the state in investment, the dynamics of indicators of return (on capital, return on 1 sum investments, the overall performance of resource use) shows the decline in the efficiency of investment use. The access to a number of infrastructural benefits, which are traditionally the main objects of public investments, is also reducing.

  • Energy efficiency of buildings in Uzbekistan: energy saving capacity, direction of reforms and expected effects

    Energy efficiency of buildings in Uzbekistan: energy saving capacity, direction of reforms and expected effects

    Due to acutely continental climate (high temperatures in summer, requiring air-conditioning, and low in winter, requiring heating), almost half of all energy consumption in Uzbekistan (24.1 million tons of oil equivalent per year) is accounted for the buildings. A key issue in the energy sector is a high risk of rising gap between the demand for energy resources for residential, commercial and public buildings and the possibility of offering these resources in relevant conditions of consumption.

  • Electronic money: role, regulation and impact on monetary policy

    Electronic money: role, regulation and impact on monetary policy

    According to international research, the impact of e-money is largely different from the effects caused by other forms of financial innovation. On the one hand, due to some peculiarities electronic money can be used for the gradual reduction of cash payments that can help to optimize the payment transactions of the country.

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20.05.2016
International Workshop on cooperation in Central Asia

International Workshop on cooperation in Central Asia

On May 18, 2016 the expert of the Center for Economic Research (CER) took part in the International Workshop in Moscow on "Conflict and cooperation in Central Asia: Russian, Chinese and 'Western' approaches", organized by the the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in collaboration with the University of Exeter (UK). The main purpose of the Workshop was to discuss the results and prospects of the policy of Western countries, Russia and China in Central Asia, the issues of cooperation in the region; in particular, the implementation of transport and transit corridors and "One Belt, One Route" project.

18.05.2016
Discussing the Affordable Rural Housing Program

Discussing the Affordable Rural Housing Program

On May 18, 2016, the experts of the Center for Economic Research held the follow-up meeting with the Consultation Mission of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Urban Development to continue discussions related to the preparation of Affordable Rural Housing Program. The signing of the concept of implementation of this Program is planned for July-August 2016. The approximate duration for its implementation is the period of 2017-2021.

11.05.2016
New project of integrated urban and regional development

New project of integrated urban and regional development

On May 11, 2016, a meeting with the World Bank Mission on Urban Portfolio, led by Ms. Rosanna Nitti, Senior Urban Specialist, took place at the Center for Economic Research. The aim of the meeting was to continue the discussion of the possible cooperation within the new project "Uzbekistan Sustainable Urban and Regional Development Programme."

10.05.2016
New framework for CER and UNDP cooperation

New framework for CER and UNDP cooperation

On May 9-13, 2016, Mr. Ben Slay, Senior Advisor at UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub, arrives in Uzbekistan for a visit. The purpose is to discuss the details of the new umbrella project document for cooperation between UNDP, the Center for Economic Research (CER) and other institutes of the country.