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NEWS AND EVENTS
September 13, 2005
National Human Development Report presented in Uzbek capital
National Human Development Report ? 2005 was presented in Tashkent on 13 September.

The Report has been prepared under coordination of the Centre for Economic Research by the team of the national and international experts under the aegis of the United Nations Development Program.

In Uzbekistan NHDRs have been published since 1995 up to 2000, each of them was dedicated to specific theme on social policy, economic growth, SME development.

The present NHDR is focused on decentralization. Like the previous NHDRs the present Report highlights achievements for the sake of human development, unsolved problems and objectives to be pursued. The Report provides assessment of Uzbekistan\'s adherence to UN Millennium Declaration to eradicate poverty, establish the principles of human dignity and equality, peace, democracy and sustainable development. These critical issues are studied within the framework of public administration decentralization.

Fikret Akcura, UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan, said in the presentation that National Report presents good analysis of situation in Uzbekistan and there are valuable recommendations on decentralization of the country.

The report consists of five chapters and addresses such issues as decentralization, economic growth, public administration reform, e-government, etc.

The report said that Uzbekistan achieved the best records in aggregate economic indicators among the CIS countries during 1999-2003 and it was the first one among them to surplus the pre-reform GDP level in 2001.

According to the report, Uzbekistan recorded 11.3% GDP growth in 1991-2003 and 51% growth of industrial output in the reporting period. It added that the economic growth rate in 1996-2003 remained moderate, especially when measured in per capita term.

The report said that the country recorded 7.7% GDP growth in 2004 and if this rate is retained, the standards of living in the country will double in 10 years.


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