UNDP Spearheads Inclusive Employment and Welfare Services for Persons with Disabilities in Uzbekistan

April 20, 2024
Photo: UNDP Uzbekistan

On 18 and 19 April 2024 the United Nations Development Programme held transformative workshops, marking the beginning of the designing pilot Integrated Case Management (ICM) aimed at enhancing welfare and employment services for persons with disabilities.

The event, attended by a wide array of stakeholders, including the Ministry of Employment and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the National Agency for Social Protection under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, all regional Inson Centres, all regional “Ishga Marhamat” Monocentres,  employment facilitation centres, NGO “Sharoit Plus”, the Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan, and the Confederation of Employers of Uzbekistan, emphasized a unified approach to developing social protection and labour policies.

Photo: UNDP Uzbekistan

The Participatory Workshops moderated by Dr. Anette Scoppetta Deputy Director of the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, aimed to align stakeholders from various sectors on the goals and methodology of the ICM. Discussions focused on the need for enhanced cooperation and the establishment of a robust partnership network.

Anas Fayyad Qarman, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Uzbekistan highlighted the UNDP’s commitment to inclusivity and sustainable development.

Photo: UNDP Uzbekistan
"Inclusivity lies at the core of our development agenda,”
Mr. Qarman declared, outlining the importance of an integrated approach to employment and welfare services. He emphasized that the success of the Integrated Case Management depends on the collaborative efforts of diverse partners, each bringing unique strengths and expertise to ensure a comprehensive and effective service delivery system.
Photo: UNDP Uzbekistan

These workshops underlined our significant efforts to support Uzbekistan in building a more effective integrated social protection and employment system. 

This initiative was made possible through the generous support of the governments of Luxembourg and the Republic of Korea, channelled via UNDP's Funding Windows. 

More about the project: Addressing socio-economic inequalities in a time of global and regional instabilities | United Nations Development Programme (undp.org)