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  • ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT

Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements projects and programmes on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Foreign Office (AA) and the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI). GIZ opened a country office in the capital Tashkent in 1992. Other project offices in Syrdarya, Jizzakh, Kashkadarya and Andijan regions as well as in Karakalpakstan are responsible for activities in the country’s rural areas.

GIZ currently has 5 seconded staff, working in areas such as health, economic development and protection of natural resources.

After gaining independence in 1991, Uzbekistan began to adapt its centrally planned economy to the new economic realities. Traditional trade links and production chains collapsed and new national borders cut across transport and trading routes, impeding access to energy and water resources which had previously been shared with other Central Asian states. As a newly independent state, Uzbekistan faces numerous social and economic challenges.

Within the framework of international cooperation, GIZ is supporting reforms in the economy, health and the protection of natural resources.  Health is a priority area of Germany’s cooperation with Uzbekistan.

GIZ is working hard to promote inclusive economic growth. By developing the private sector, the aim is to support the diversification of the economy and expand the upstream and downstream sectors of agriculture in order to create jobs and income-generating opportunities, particularly in disadvantaged regions.  GIZ is also coordinating the Manager Training Programme, which is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). 

Key areas of activity in the health sector are capacity development and drug prevention programmes.

In order to maximise the impact of projects and programmes in Uzbekistan, GIZ works closely with other German institutions, bilateral and multilateral organisations and the private sector.