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.

Improving the governance system in the oil and gas sector
January 2013 - June 2013

The current complex, multilevel system of governance in the oil and gas sector carries high transaction costs, resulting in decreased efficiency of the sector, growth in energy losses, and lower competetiveness of the production, thus, affecting the structural transformation.

Employment in Uzbekistan: Challenges and Prospects
July 2012 - June 2013

The government’s employment policy must work out new ways to simultaneously achieve the objectives of increasing employment, creating secure jobs in the corporate sector and expand opportunities for hiring young people at a time of steady productivity growth.

Improving efficiency of fiscal incentives for modernization projects
June 2012 - February 2013

The main purpose of the research is to evaluate the efficiency of the fiscal incentives for the modernization processes in Uzbekistan, as well as develop recommendations to improve their efficiency.

Introducing the methods of Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIA) in the activity of public governance bodies
June 2012 - February 2013

The Research project aims at examining the regulatory environment in terms of the existing legal framework in Uzbekistan and identifying weaknesses in its formation mechanism.

Policies of Urbanization in Central Asian States
February 2012 - February 2013

Central Asian countries have implemented different approaches towards urban development aiming to re-establish municipal management systems and support social and economic development in urban areas. In 2012 the CER team with support from local partners in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan is reviewing urban development trends in all Central Asian countries. Country perspectives and preliminary results of the research will be presented and discussed at the regional workshop in Tashkent on October 9-10, 2012. The final report on “Policies of Urbanization in Central Asian States in Post-Soviet Period” will be issued by the end of 2012.

Microfinance in Uzbekistan: challenges and opportunities
November 2011 - March 2012

The development of the microfinance sector is one of the most important tools for mitigating the negative impacts of the instability inherent in the post-crisis global economy.

Health reform in Uzbekistan – longer terms challenges
October 2011 - February 2012

The research project analyzes key factors of the growing expenditures for the health care by the Government of Uzbekistan, as well as provides some options to finance the sector.

Human capital for Sustainable Growth and Development
October 2011 - August 2012

The aim of this research is to develop recommendations on improving the education and re-education system to ensure achieving long-term goals of modernization projects.