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Speeches Shim

November 6, 2019

Civil society in Uzbekistan remains weak and restricted. Its principal segment, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), is over-regulated with only a few active players. Acknowledging the key role civil society can play in supporting on-going reforms and providing services to vulnerable groups, the Government of Uzbekistan has declared a firm commitment to the development of the NGO sector by creating a new enabling environment. The USAID-funded Judicial Reform in Uzbekistan Program (JRUP) is backing this initiative by supporting the development of a new Law on NGOs, which has been drafted and submitted to the Parliament.

October 23, 2019

As Central Asia’s most populous country, with extensive natural resources and transportation links, Uzbekistan is a potential force for regional economic growth and stability.

Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA)
October 11, 2019

A team of five U.S. education experts have arrived in Uzbekistan to work with education experts from Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Public Education (MOPE) to develop reading and mathematics assessments for students in grades 2 and 4. The data from this assessment, which is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will be used to conduct a national-level survey of how well students are developing foundational skills in primary school. The survey results will provide Uzbekistan a comprehensive set of data on student outcomes that will inform strategies to improve teaching and learning so that all students have the opportunity to succeed.

March 14, 2019

Like many people in Uzbekistan, and around the world, Shavkat Tursunbayev has battled Tuberculosis (TB), a highly infectious but curable disease. After an initial infection ten years ago, he was re-infected while serving a prison sentence. Overcrowding and a lack of awareness of how TB infection is transmitted make inmates particularly vulnerable to TB. And compounding the problem, distrust of doctors and officials make former inmates particularly fearful of getting tested and seeking treatment.

USAID Uzbekistan 2013 Calendar