ADB-Uzbekistan Partnership Strategy

The country partnership strategy (CPS), 2012-2016 for Uzbekistan promotes inclusive growth through diversifying the economy and expanding regional cooperation.

The strategy focuses on transport, energy, municipal services, water, and access to finance. The CPS also prioritizes governance, regional cooperation and integration, private sector development, knowledge management, gender equity, and climate change.

Uzbekistan has made major welfare gains, with the percentage of the population below the poverty line decreasing from more than 25% in 2005 to 16% in 2011. Per capita income has nearly trebled in 7 years to $1,580, on the back of prudent macroeconomic management and a favorable external environment.

Strategic assistance under the CPS promotes industrial development, accelerate economic diversification, and support the private sector. ADB also supports improvements in infrastructure and promote small and medium-sized enterprises, both essential to job creation.

The CPS also supports Uzbekistan’s commitment to regional connectivity and trade through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation program.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.