April 1999 - May 2002
Uzbekistan, Cabinet of Ministers
Strengthening of Government Administration and Assistance to the Civil Service Reform
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Project value:
Name of partners:
Cabinet of Ministers, Presidential Administration, Parliament
European Commission, Tacis
€ 2.500.000
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), University of Amsterdam (UvA), Dutch Institute for Public Administration (ROI), ICON-Institute.

Services provided:
  • Project management and leadership of consortium
  • Design, set up and development of a training institute under the Academy of State and Social Construction
  • Design and development of a 2-week Senior Management Development Programme
  • Design, set up and development of a training institute under the Academy of State and delivered to 2000 civil servants at central and regional levels
  • Organisation of conferences, workshops, seminars
  • Provision of comparative research studies
  • Policy advice and technical expertise
  • Assistance in drafting legislation
  • Institution building in key ministries, agencies, regional and local government bodies
  • 4 study tours to 3 EU countries.
Description of project
The first high-level project on administrative reform in Uzbekistan, working directly with two Deputy Prime Ministers to develop a coherent and comprehensive strategy for implementing a public administration reform agenda, resulting in a government 'Conceptsia on Administrative Reform'.

 The project was organised in four components:
  • Institutional development - focusing on a structural and functional review of central government ministries, the transfer of functions to regional government, and the development of local self-government (makhallas). Pilot studies were conducted in the Ministries of Health, Education and the oblasts Jizzak and Samarkand. A new agency for Communal Services was designed, set up and developed during the project.
  • Legislative reform - focusing on the development of draft legislation on regional
    government, local self-government, and the Civil Service in co-operation with the
    Uzbek Parliament
  • Human Resource Development - focusing on developing objective criteria for the recruitment, assessment and career development of a management cadre of senior civil servants in close co-operation with the Personnel Department of the Presidential Administration
  • Training - focusing on the creation and development of a Public Administration
    Management Development Centre to provide in-service courses and a two-weekk
    standard Management Development Training Programme for senior civil servants at
    central and regional levels of government.
The project was highly evaluated by the Government of Uzbekistan and the European Commission, in particular for its flexible, beneficiary-led approach, its comprehensive and coherent policy recommendations, the appropriateness of its work plan to the local context and the sustainable development of local institutions.
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