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Experience on Latvia on regional development support in the organization of the government activities in the field

31.10.2016

study visit of representatives of the state bodies of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Latvia was held with the support of the Latvian Foreign Ministry and UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan. The goal of the study visit was to get acquainted with the local management expertise and regional development. The trip was attended by representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers, ministries of finance and economy, khokimiyats of Jizzakh, Namangan and Tashkent regions. Participants of the trip directly got acquainted with the Latvian public administration system in the field, with experience of the ministries, departments and local government bodies, and with the interaction of central and local state agencies on regional development.

International experience shows that successful regional development requires support of the creative potential of people, activation of civil and entrepreneurial initiative, involving all sectors of society in the process of creation.


Uzbekistan has also conducted a comprehensive work to improve the tasks and powers of local authorities for the integrated development of the territories, the implementation of socio-economic programs to ensure the implementation of laws, and the activities of public authorities in the field.

Latvia's experience shows that stable effective regional policy for Uzbekistan is vital both for maximum use of the internal potential of the regions, and to meet the challenges of the modern economy based on knowledge.

There is no doubt that the central public authorities have an important role in the efforts to accelerate the sustainable growth of all regions. However, experience has shown that excessive centralized "heavy-handed" policy in the present stage of socio-economic development - not the most spectacular and effective means to address regional disparities. Therefore, it is particularly important to enable regions to formulate their own development priorities, to engage their own potential for transition to sustainable development.