Global Study on Child Poverty and Disparities in Uzbekistan

Donor: UNICEF

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Duration: January 2009 - December 2009

Global Study on Child Poverty and Disparities in Uzbekistan

The project is realized within the framework of the UNICEF Global Study on Child Wellbeing by a team of experts and seeks to summarize Uzbekistan’s experience in formulating and implementing a social policy aimed at protecting child rights and enhancing child wellbeing based on the following:

Since gaining independence Uzbekistan has managed to achieve substantial results in the protection of child rights and child development;

The government of the country has adopted and implemented a wide range of measures including but not limited to the National Programme on Personnel Training, state programmes on healthcare reforms and raising a healthy generation, the medical and social rehabilitation programme for disabled children, and the National child wellbeing programme which is unique in the former Soviet Union;

The experience of Uzbekistan in selecting priorities and focusing the efforts of government agencies and society on developing and supporting a healthy and comprehensively developed generation amidst the challenges of scarce financial resources and the complications of the transition period.