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Social Policy for Economic Transformation and Social Sustainability: New Social Contract in the New Stage of Development (2014)

Social Policy for Economic Transformation and Social Sustainability: New Social Contract in the New Stage of Development (2014)

Publication year: 2014

Type: Policy Brief

Keywords: Uzbekistan, development, resources, Transformation, government, Social Policy

Social contract – is an implicit agreement between the government and main social groups, formulated around basic living needs of the society: sustainable livelihoods, guaranteed employment and income, as well as confidence in tomorrow. This implicit agreement determines the nature and model of the society and creates the background and the framework for human development as well as realization of social rights of individuals. Accordingly, it is social contract that defines the model of social policy at each stage of development in the country.

Implementation of the social contract formulated as "loyalty for social guarantees and social stability" allowed to sustain social sustainability in the difficult period of transition.

In future the country faces new challenges, which stipulate the need for transformation of the economy, society, and institutions. With acceleration of transformation processes, the search for new points of balance and appropriate review of the model of social contract may be required to reach the goals of structural reforms and retain social accord. The response to the question, what should be the model of social contract at the subsequent stages will be defined based on the mid-term and long-term development goals of the country.

The views expressed in this publication are those of the working group and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the Center for Economic Research.

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© UNDP, 2014 (www.uz.undp.org)

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