Development Finance Assessment for the Republic of Uzbekistan

Development Finance Assessment for the Republic of Uzbekistan

January 22, 2021

The Analytical report “Development Finance Assessment for the Republic of Uzbekistan” (DFA) has been prepared Mr. Gregory De Paepe, Independent Consultant within the framework of UNDP joint Project with the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan on “Financing for Sustainable Development in Uzbekistan” and with the support of the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Uzbekistan.

The DFA Report provides a comprehensive assessment of the country’s SDG financing architecture and addresses critical knowledge gaps around the volume and trends of available development finance in the country considering current SDG progress.

It also proposes a Roadmap towards accelerating SDG financing in Uzbekistan to inform a multi-stakeholder, national dialogue towards building consensus on priority SDG financing solutions involving all relevant partners.

In addition, the DFA provides the assessment of financing sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in line with the country’s longer-term sustainable development priorities and identified financing opportunities for the Government to consider for financing its COVID-19 recovery efforts.   

DFA key findings and recommended SDG financing reforms are closely interlinked with the implementation of the newly launched two-year Joint Programme of the UN Joint SDG Fund “Establishment of the Integrated National Financing Framework for Sustainable Development in Uzbekistan”.

This Joint Programme activities aimed to support accelerating SDG financing reforms in Uzbekistan and would represent the main institutional vehicle for implementing the INFF roadmap proposed by the DFA.