Democratic Governance

The UNDP Democratic Governance Unit works to enhance the efficiency, transparency and accountability of government in Uzbekistan. In close cooperation with government partners the unit has improved citizen access to service, decentralised public administration, and enhanced parliamentary capacity. It has also reinforced NGO-government partnerships to support vulnerable women and people with disabilities, addressed the HIV epidemic in Uzbekistan, promoted volunteerism as a means for social change, and helped introduce economic diplomacy.


The Democratic Governance unit has cooperated with national NGOs and government partners in order to achieve its objectives. The unit has promoted decentralisation and reforms in public administration, enhanced parliamentary development, improved access to justice and rule of law, enhanced social inclusion and partnership, and promoted gender mainstreaming. Other initiatives have encouraged social innovation, strengthened economic diplomacy, enhanced public health and efforts to mitigate the HIV/AIDS epidemic, raised awareness of human rights principles, and improved legal and legislative procedures.more

Development for Tourism, Tourism for Development

With tourists flooding to Uzbekistan's unique Zaamin region, efforts have been made to ensure that their arrival will directly benefit local residents like Urazboy Esiragpov and his family.more

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Projects and Initiatives

Border Management Programme in Central Asia

The 'Border Management Program in Central Asia' works to increase security in Central Asia by promoting legitimate trade and transit, and by helping reduce the illicit movement of goods and people. more


Continuing Scale Up of the Response to HIV

The 'Continuing Scale Up of the Response to HIV' project works to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS into the general population and reduce its impact on most-at risk populations throughout all regions of Uzbekistan. more

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