A round table was held on further development of approaches on entrepreneurs’ rights protection. Following delivered reports, participants discussed issues of the partial implementation of the system for reviewing legislation and further improvement of the legislative process in support of entrepreneurs.
On 26-27 November 2016, Ashgabat hosted the Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of transport.The main objective of the Conference is to discuss specific areas of international partnership on stable and sustainable transportation systems, as an integral and vividly important element of the Sustainable Development Agenda.
A step forward in strengthening Uzbekistan’s readiness for accessing climate finance from the Green Climate Fund
The financial needs for Uzbekistan to effectively mitigate and adapt to climate change are significant. With the operationalization of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), emerging programmes which support readiness activities to access its funds and of the recently adopted international climate agreement, this is a unique and timely opportunity for Uzbekistan to develop its institutional architecture for the effective, efficient, and sustainable management of climate finance.
Foreign trade plays an important role in the industrialization of the economy, strengthening the economic potential of the private sector, creating new jobs and raising incomes. At the current stage of development of the Uzbek expansion of the size of the internal and external markets becomes an important factor in increasing the competitiveness of its economy.
Experience on Latvia on regional development support in the organization of the government activities in the field
A study visit of representatives of the state bodies of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Latvia was held with the support of the Latvian Foreign Ministry and UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan. The goal of the study visit was to get acquainted with the local management expertise and regional development. The trip was attended by representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers, ministries of finance and economy, khokimiyats of Jizzakh, Namangan and Tashkent regions. Participants of the trip directly got acquainted with the Latvian public administration system in the field, with experience of the ministries, departments and local government bodies, and with the interaction of central and local state agencies on regional development.
Analysis by McKinsey shows that global market of e-payments is on the threshold of sweeping changes. Market of payments will be influenced by the ongoing digital revolution and the emergence of new technologies. Digital technologies are rapidly developing and changing the format of the behavior and interaction of people and business. Also, technological progress will impact greatly on the financial services market, particularly on the payments market.
Chemical industry of Uzbekistan, concentrated on the production of fertilizers and products used in the mining industries, allowed to create effective conditions for sustainable growth in the agricultural sector, the maintenance of food security of the country and at the same time contributed to the development of basic industries of economy. Today, the provision of agrarian sector with mineral fertilizers is 97%; during 1990-2014 more than 30 types of goods used in mining industries were localized.
Expansion of the number of participants and increasing the speed of transactions are important conditions for growth of competitiveness. In this sense, the main channel of increased economic activity is e-commerce.
Uzbekistan has already established a legislative framework for e-commerce. However, the potential of electronic commerce is to take place. To date, the number of Internet users in Uzbekistan, who are potential consumers in the network, is 10.2 million people. First of all, activation of e-commerce implies the availability of financial instruments for remote payment.
In Uzbekistan, the volume of investments from central sources (state budget, funds, government debt) has risen sharply and is set to rise further. What are the possible ways of improving of the current mechanism of public investment management for increasing effectiveness of their use?
According to the results of inquiry that was held within the research on green buildings, the existing tariff policy doesn’t create enough stimuli for increasing energy efficiency in buildings. It is advisable to form economically justified tariffs for reaching the balance of the interests of society, customers and suppliers.