CER at a glance
Center for Economic Research (CER) is an independent non-profit research institution established in April 1999 jointly by the Government of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Program. The Center provides policy advice to the Government and conducts research for other development institutions on a broad range of socio-economic development issues. The Center contributes to the national capacity building and raising public awareness on key issues of development and reforms. Over the years of its activity CER has become the leading think tank in Uzbekistan and accumulated considerable and, to certain extent, unique capacities in the field of socio-economic policy advising.
To date CER has prepared more than 150 policy papers and briefs on most challenging issues including, but not limited to macroeconomic, monetary, fiscal, social, industrial, agricultural policy, knowledge based economy, ICT4D, etc. The research is conducted based on a unique modality developed and piloted on the basis of CER, which ensures high quality outputs and involves best in-country and external expertise. CER has developed effective mechanisms and tools that allow influencing policy decision-making process through its policy recommendations and research products. More than 50% of recommendations developed by the CER find their reflection in respective policy decisions.
The products of the Center serve as the primary source of analytical support to public governance bodies on the majority of tasks of socio-economic development. The “Economic Review” magazine, published by the CER with the support of UNDP has been recognized as a credible analytical media source that promulgates new ideas and opinions, policy papers and various analytical materials on development issues together with statistical evidence. CER was responsible for preparation of the National Human Development Reports 1995-2000 and 2005. CER was also directly involved in formulation of Uzbekistan’s Welfare Improvement Strategy (WIS).
The mission of the Center is to create an environment where new constructive ideas and concepts could be transferred into sound development policies that provide an open and meaningful dialogue and contributes to reaching nationwide consensus on development perspectives.
The ultimate goal of the Center is to provide support in policy making and effective implementation of policies aimed at achieving sustainable development meeting the interests of the Uzbek people. An effective policy is supposed to include the following components:
- Adequate, relevant and timely policy advice;
- Consensus at all levels (Government, private sector, civil society, etc.) on the need for and the core of a proposed policy;
- Understanding and knowledge of policy implementation mechanisms largely among appropriate state agencies and government officials;
- Upstream nature of research.
- Brief Information about the CER19 Kb
- Recommendations towards sustainable development of the CER131 Kb