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Adjustments in spatial development in Uzbekistan: focus on small towns
January 2014 - February 2015

The emphasis on small towns as drivers of growth brings new demands to the methods of policy implementation in the regions in order to ensure optimization schemes of productive forces location and obtain the multiplier effect at creating employment, infrastructure, income. Under these conditions, the role of local authorities significantly increases. From simple solution centers they should become real managers, who are interested in the growth of the region.

Uzbekistan in major international ratings: current positions and ways of improving them
January 2014 - January 2015

Despite rapid economic growth, relatively high social costs, and market reforms, Uzbekistan is not even in the top hundred countries in most of the international ratings. Even with the overall positive direction, the improvement dynamics of positions of Uzbekistan falls behind dynamics of other developing countries, including many post-soviet ones.

Transaction sector of Uzbekistan as a factor in increasing economy efficiency
January 2014 - February 2015

Today, the government of the republic is taking some measures to optimize transaction costs and the development of transaction industries in the whole. However, the current situation requires a deeper and more comprehensive approach to the problem solving, which is based on the structural issues of institutional change.

Major directions of securing sustainability of the pension system of Uzbekistan in the long run
January 2014 - January 2015

By 2050, the share of older people will reach 21.5% in the structure of the Uzbek population, raising demands on the volume and quality of retirement services, reinforcing the need to significantly increase the financial capacity of the Pension Fund. This is difficult to achieve in the current model of employment, that does not put the expansion of formal employment as a key priority, which is the basis of formation of the Pension Fund budget.

The Millennium Development Goals
September 2013 - April 2015

As a signatory to the Millennium Declaration, Uzbekistan is fulfilling its promises to address the challenges outlined in the MDGs. The Government recognizes the relevance and acuteness of these challenges in the national development context. The Government, in collaboration with donor community and the civil society, has embarked on the process of formulating its own national MDG targets and indicators.

Vision 2030
August 2013 - April 2015

The work on preparation of structural reforms of Uzbekistan for the 2030 period "Vision-2030" started in the frames of joint initiative of World Bank and the Government of Uzbekistan, also with support from UNDP. CER has been selected as one of the main national partners to develop this concept.

Transformative social protection in a transforming society and economy
July 2013 - July 2014

This research utilizes an innovative approach to the concept of social protection, considering it in a broad sense, including not just welfare and pensions, but a range of policies for the labor market, education system, healthcare, and social programs for providing housing and other assets. This approach provides an opportunity to look at social protection in the context of structural transformation of the economy, anticipated changes in demographic patterns, social structure and changes in the lifestyles and values of people in the medium and long terms.

At this new stage of development, social protection has to become an effective tool to stimulate transformative processes in the economy, society and institutions.

Uzbekistan Economic Trends - information and analytical bulletin
January 2013 - September 2013

Expanding public access to analytical and statistical data characterizing the country's socio-economic development and analyzing the trends and factors affecting the reforms.

The Uzbekistan 2013 Almanac
January 2013 - December 2013

Providing more information for business, students, national and foreign investors and embassy personnel about the key areas and achievements of Uzbekistan's socio-economic development since it became independent.

Housing and utilities reform: issues, challenges, and prospects
January 2013 - January 2014

The monopolistic position of entities that provide utility services at a time when the utility infrastructure is severely worn out have resulted in high costs and low-quality services in the housing and utilities sector.