UNDP to support dev't of human capital in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Materials 27 February 2023 15:58 (UTC +04:00)
Nazrin Babayeva
Nazrin Babayeva
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 27. Uzbekistan in cooperation with UNDP (UN Development Program) has been making significant progress in the field of human capital development, UNDP Uzbekistan’s Communication Unit told Trend.

According to the source, Uzbekistan’s human development Index over the years of this cooperation has increased by 20 percent.

“At times of overlapping global crises, a future smart strategy is to invest in human capital, in other words in skills development. This is particularly important for Uzbekistan, where the young generation comprises the bigger half of the population, with great potential and high motivation. Uzbekistan is keen to prepare its labor force for the Future of Work [program of UNDP in Uzbekistan which was established increasing importance of employment issues in the country],” the source noted.

The source emphasized that UNDP’s efforts are aimed at supporting the Government to apply system thinking and portfolio logic and identify strategic interventions to the changing ecosystem of the Future of Work.

UNDP Uzbekistan’s Communication Unit also said that for 30 years, UNDP has strongly supported Uzbekistan’s national development priorities, and will continue working on offering integrated development solutions to the country’s priorities.

“UNDP will continue working with Uzbekistan to co-create that greener, more inclusive, and sustainable future for all. We will aim to offer integrated development solutions that will address the interlinked development priorities of Uzbekistan, and ultimately provide development choices and opportunities, and new pathways for all, particularly young women and men," the source added.

The source noted that, by covering topics of public service delivery, anti-corruption, public administration Environment and Climate Action, climatic and geographic features, and globally significant flora and fauna, UNDP will be able to continue promoting inclusive and democratic governance and equitable delivery of public services to all.

UNDP is the United Nation's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life, with offices in 170 countries.

UNDP started cooperating with Uzbekistan in 1993. Only in 2022, UNDP with Uzbekistan worked through 55 projects worth $198,887.