Launch of Grant Projects Platform for Sustainable Development in the Aral Sea Region and beyond

June 7, 2024
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Uzbekistan, 7 June 2024. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Investment, Industry, and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan is proud to announce the launch of the Monitoring Platform of the Grant Projects. This ceremony marking a significant step towards enhancing transparency and accountability in project implementation and coordination of grant projects across the country.

The Grant Projects Platform is an automated information system aimed at monitoring of projects implemented in Uzbekistan with the participation of foreign assistance. It was initially developed to monitor projects implemented in the Aral Sea Region, then government has scaled the platform to oversee all projects involving foreign assistance in Uzbekistan. The platform publishes information on implemented, ongoing, and proposed grant projects, including details such as initiators, project areas, cost, duration, location, effectiveness, and other relevant information. The system also facilitates contact of government offices of Uzbekistan with foreign donors to secure project financing.

The launch ceremony brought together key stakeholders, including government officials, representatives and international partners. Participants had an opportunity to explore the functionalities of the Monitoring Platform, exchange best practices, and chart a course for future collaboration in advancing Uzbekistan's development agenda.

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"We are delighted to inaugurate the Monitoring Platform of the Grant Projects, which represents a transformative tool for enhancing project management and ensuring the effective utilization of resources",
stated Abdulla Hashimov, advisor to the Minister of Investment, Industry, and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan
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“This platform, initially designed to monitor projects in the Aral Sea region, has become a testament to the collaborative efforts and dedication of both UNDP and the Government of Uzbekistan in promoting sustainable development”,
noted Anas Fayyad Qarman, UNDP Resident Representative a.i in Uzbekistan. He also mentioned that this platform has 3,668 datasets and already has information on 429 projects.

As we continue our journey towards prosperity and sustainable development, the Monitoring Platform of the Grant Projects stands as a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation in driving positive change. Through concerted efforts and shared vision, stakeholders can unlock new opportunities and build a brighter future for all.

Note: The platform was developed within the framework of the UNDP, UNICEF and FAO Joint programme “Empowering youth for a bright future through green and innovative development of the Aral Sea region” funded by Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region of Uzbekistan.

The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan acknowledges the urgent need to tackle the ecological challenges confronting the Aral Sea region and is dedicated to fostering sustainable development by the Integrated Roadmap for Sustainable Development of the Aral Sea outlined in Resolution No. 41 of the Cabinet of Ministers dated January 25, 2022. The platform was developed to facilitate data-driven decision-making and ensure the successful implementation of initiatives outlined in the Integrated Roadmap.