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Public Policy & Politics, Uzbekistan


In Uzbekistan, a survey has been conducted among representatives of the younger generation to identify a number of indicators of demographic statistics. Its results have been published in the monograph titled “Youth of Central Asia: Uzbekistan.” Its authors were two independent experts: candidate of sociological sciences Azamat Seyitov and expert in political science Bakhtiyor Ergashev. They analyzed the information received during the survey.



A recent analysis of the health care system of Uzbekistan revealed a number of serious shortcomings in its activities. That is why the president of the country, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, signed a decree on reforming the industry, which envisages a number of transformations. The health care system will be conditionally divided into four levels. The highest level is republican; it involves the provision of the most advanced high-tech medical services in the specialized areas. The second is the regional level, at which similar medical services will be provided in the regional centers.


The Government of Uzbekistan fully supports the projects on the use of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya water resources (those are the two major rivers of Central Asia) that were compiled within the framework of the UN conventions. According to Deputy Foreign Minister Anvar Nasyrov, the Uzbek side is ready to participate in their discussion. In his words, the United Nations recently circulated the drafts of its two conventions on the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya, which will create a legal framework for constructive cooperation in the water sector between the countries of the region.


In the near future, Uzbekistan plans to begin actively applying the practice of the so-called Double Degree program (the double diplomas program). According to the Ministry of Secondary Special and Higher Education of the Republic, this practice has spread and gained great popularity in the universities of many other countries. Some of the local educational institutions applied for the introduction of this practice in Uzbekistan.



This year, Uzbekistan expects a record number of applicants for admission to the republic's higher educational institutions. According to the State Test Center, their preliminary estimates envisage that the number of applicants will be about 795,000 people. For comparison, the figure was 663,000 people in 2016. The Center states that the growing number of applicants to higher educational establishments does not assist the implementation of an effective youth policy.


On June 9, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi met in Astana. The leaders of the two countries discussed the agreements reached during the visit of the delegation of the Government of India to Uzbekistan. The meeting took place during the SCO member states' summit held in Astana. N. Mody expressed “sincere gratitude for Uzbekistan's constant strong support of the proposal on India's membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.”



This summer, a total of 1,290 children's camps will be operating in Uzbekistan. Of them, 214 camps are stationary, 936 are day camps, and 140 are classified as labor and recreation camps. According to the press service of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic, the number of children's camps in the country has increased by 140 units as compared to the 2016 figure. As a result, at least 284,350 children will have the opportunity to get well and relax this summer, which is 7,100 more than the 2016 figure.



Starting from July 1, 2017, Uzbekistan will introduce a new procedure of payment for the consumption of natural gas and electricity. According to local media, this will be done in accordance with the new decree of the republic's president. From now on, individual consumers of these services will have to pay in full for natural gas and electric energy consumed during the previous 30 days before the 10th day of each month. In cases of debt, individuals will inevitably be disconnected from gas distribution and electricity networks.



The Ministry of Labor of Uzbekistan will be transformed into the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations. This will be done in accordance with the decree of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On measures aimed at further improvement of the state policy in the field of employment and a radical increase in the effectiveness of the activities of bodies related to labor activities.” According to the press service of the Uzbek president, the text of the decree also defines the area of activity and tasks of the new ministry, as well as its territorial divisions.



On May 23, Russian Interior Minister and General of Police Vladimir Kolokoltsev paid a working visit to Uzbekistan to meet the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic, Major-General Abdusalom Azizov. During the meeting, the 2017-2018 Protocol on Cooperation between the Ministries of Internal Affairs of the two states was signed. “This Protocol is a program that will determine the further development of cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan in the law enforcement sphere.