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Managing labor resources: political, social, economic and institutional aspects in medium- and long-term perspective

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Duration: July 2010 - December 2010

Managing labor resources: political, social, economic and institutional aspects in medium- and long-term perspective

High rates of internal and external labor migration as a result of rapid population growth along with the enhancement of agricultural production in Uzbekistan are an effect of the objective and long-term process.

According to forecasts, a steady growth of population will be observed in Uzbekistan up to 2050. Over the past 18 years (1991-2009) the annual growth of the country’s population averaged 400 thousand people, which resulted in overall increase by nearly 6 million people. 2/3 of the population growth comes from rural areas; to date working population totals more than a half of the country’s population.

Besides the high fertility rate, another important aspect affecting labor market is the structural reforms in the countryside, which brought to release of a considerable mass of rural workforce. As a result, since the early 2000s the processes of internal and external migration intensified in the country.

At the present stage, it seems to be necessary to develop a comprehensive strategy for managing labor resources that would ensure affective allocation of labor resources based on the priorities of industrial and innovation development of the country.

The policy should be aimed at formation and introduction of new tools to public authorities’ activities to efficiently manage the labor mobility of the population, on the basis of the objectives of further country urbanization.


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