Who is the founder of Uzbekistan


After independence in 1991, Uzbekistan had to adapt its centrally controlled planned economy to the changed economic and political framework. Trade relationships and value chains fell apart. New national borders divided transport and traffic routes. In order to modernize the health system, the state has invested in state-of-the-art health technology. However, there is a lack of qualified personnel to be able to apply medical technology comprehensively. The country passed an Administrative Procedure Act in 2019 to improve the business and investment climate. Arbitrariness and corruption as well as a lack of legal experts in state authorities lead to considerable problems in implementation. The young, independent state faces numerous social, legal and economic challenges.

GIZ is active in Uzbekistan on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Federal Foreign Office (AA) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

The focal points of the German-Uzbek cooperation are:

  • Sustainable economic development
  • health
  • Good governance

GIZ is committed to broad economic growth. To this end, the private sector is promoted and the upstream and downstream areas of agriculture, such as fertilizers, agricultural technology and the grain trade, are further expanded. The aim is to create new jobs and income opportunities, especially in structurally weak regions. Increasingly, tourism should also be promoted. At the same time, GIZ supports reform processes through programs for vocational training, for promoting the rule of law and for manager training.

In the healthcare sector, GIZ focuses on improving medical care through the use of advanced medical technologies. To this end, GIZ primarily supports the training of medical and technical staff. In addition, the handling and management of medical technologies will be optimized.

In the area of ​​good governance, GIZ works together with the responsible state institutions. Together they ensure that the reformed administrative law is implemented in accordance with statutory provisions. This is done primarily through advanced training for legal staff. In the future, this is to be carried out in other areas, such as finance and labor administration.

In order to achieve the goals set in Uzbekistan, GIZ works closely with other German institutions as well as representatives of intergovernmental organizations and the private sector.