Completed

Health and Education Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Building
May 2009 - January 2010
The project is aimed at rendering assistance to the Government of Uzbekistan in developing and implementing outcomes-orientated monitoring and evaluation approaches in the health and education sectors; and to improve access of user groups to primary data, ensuring a sufficient dissemination of the results.
Assessment of existing standards of primary education in accordance with the requirements of innovative development
May 2009 - July 2009
Today there is an urgent need to critically assess the capacity of existing standards to provide the students with adequate knowledge and skills required for innovative thinking.
Comprehensive medium term vision of professional education development in Uzbekistan
February 2009 - July 2009
Professional education along with the higher education system can make an indispensible contribution to training qualified human resources required for innovative development.
Global Study on Child Poverty and Disparities in Uzbekistan
January 2009 - December 2009
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 well-being.
Social budgeting for child well-being in Uzbekistan
January 2009 - December 2009
The concept of ‘social budgeting’ includes the planning and implementation of spending for social services (healthcare, education, culture and sports) and social transfers (social benefits and pensions). The research project focuses on state financing for healthcare, educational, and social expenditures for children. The importance of this focus is that these are public goods/services and have an impact on the overall welfare of society.
Higher education system and innovative development: challenges and perspectives
January 2009 - July 2009
Uzbekistan is pursuing a rather complex and ambitious objective – transition towards innovation based development.
Key directions of improving the mechanisms of formulating, monitoring and evaluation of medium-term national programs
January 2009 - July 2009
The main idea of this research is in an urgent need to introduce unified standards of formulating programs and strategies funded by the state budget.
Business education in Uzbekistan: opportunities and perspectives 2008-2009
November 2008 - February 2009
The marketing study determines the knowledge and skill needs of the individual entrepreneurs, as well as corporate staff, and provides an analysis for business managers that helps them to determine the adequate training and knowledge services available in the market.
Urbanization and industrialization in Uzbekistan: challenges, problems and perspectives
September 2008 - February 2009
Currently there are two long-term trends which will be determining Uzbekistan’s development perspectives: (i) demographic growth of the populations, and (ii) growing deficit of land and water resources.
Medium term vision of urbanization processes and regional development management
September 2008 - February 2009

The analytical review focuses on assisting the government of Uzbekistan in its urbanization and rural development initiative. The review analyzes the current rural development program, and its main challeneges, as well as stresses that due to the reduced employment opportunities in the rural areas stimulating labor migration, both external and within the country, especially the flow of labor force from rural areas to the cities.