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02/10/2017
Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Conducted since independence large-scale reforms have laid a solid foundation for the national statehood and sovereignty, safety and security, inviolability of state borders, the rule of law, human rights and freedoms, inter-ethnic harmony and religious tolerance in the society, to create decent living conditions for the population and the implementation of creative people building .

Waiver of administrative-command management of the economy, the gradual implementation of market reforms and a balanced monetary policy has contributed to macroeconomic stability, high economic growth, keeping inflation in the forecast limits, create opportunities and favorable conditions for development of small business and private entrepreneurship, farmers' movement .

However, a comprehensive analysis of the past stage of development of the country, the changing conditions of the world economy in the context of globalization and increasing competition require the development and implementation of radically new ideas and principles and to further the sustainable development of the advanced countries.

In order to improve the efficiency of radical reforms, the creation of conditions to ensure the full and accelerated development of the state and society, the implementation of the priority areas for the country's modernization and liberalization of all spheres of life:

1. To approve the developed on the basis of a comprehensive study of topical and exciting people and business issues, the analysis of the current legislation, law enforcement practices and the best international practices, as well as a broad public discussion Strategy actions in five priority areas of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021 years (hereinafter - Strategy acts) in accordance with Annex № 1, providing for:

improvement of state and social construction, aimed at further strengthening the role of Parliament and the political parties in deepening democratic reforms and modernization of the country, the reform of public administration, development of the institutional framework of the public service, improvement of "e-government" system, improve the quality and efficiency of public services, practical implementation of public control mechanisms, strengthening the role of civil society institutions and the media;

the rule of law and further reform of the judicial system, aimed at strengthening the real independence of the judiciary and guarantees protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens, improvement of administrative, criminal, civil and commercial law, improving the efficiency of combating crime systems and crime prevention, the full realization of the adversarial principle in the trial, the improvement of the provision of legal aid and legal services;

development and economic liberalization aimed at further strengthening the macroeconomic stability and the maintenance of high economic growth, increasing its competitiveness, modernization and intensive development of agriculture, continuation of institutional and structural reforms to reduce the state presence in the economy, further strengthening the protection of rights and priority role of private property , stimulating the development of small business and private entrepreneurship, comprehensive and balanced socio-economic development of regions, regions and municipalities, active attraction of foreign investments in the sectors of the economy and regions of the country by improving the investment climate;

2. To establish:

National Commission for the implementation of the Action Strategy for the five priority areas of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021 years in accordance with Annex № 2;

Commission on the implementation of priority directions of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in the Action Strategy, in accordance with Annexes №№ 3-7.

3. To establish that:

timely and effective implementation of the Action Strategy is the top priority and the main priority of all bodies of state power and administration and their officials;

The strategy is implemented in five stages, each of which provides for approval of a separate annual State for its implementation of the program in accordance with the declared name of the year.

4. Take note that in 2017 in the Republic of Uzbekistan declared the "Year of Dialogue with the people and the people's interests."

To approve the State Program on implementation of the Action Strategy for the five priority areas of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021 years in the "Year of Dialogue with the people and interests" (hereinafter - the State Programme) according to annex number 8.

5. To entrust the Commission for the implementation of priority directions of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in the Action Strategy, organization of activities included in the State Program, and control over their complete, timely and quality performance, as well as the drafting of the relevant annual state to implement the program of action of the Strategy 2018 -2021's.

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan jointly with the Commission on the implementation of priority directions of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in the Action Strategy, to coordinate the activities of state and economic management, public authorities at local, non-profit organizations for the implementation of activities under the State Programme, as well as the implementation of a system of control the progress of its implementation on the ground.

To establish that the generalized information on the implementation of the State program of the Commission on the implementation of priority directions of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in the Action Strategy in the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on a quarterly basis.


6. State authorities and organizations responsible for the implementation of activities under the State program, to pay special attention to:

radical improvement of the system of work with appeals of individuals and legal entities, the introduction of new effective tools and methods to establish an open dialogue with the public administration system in the practice of reporting officers to the population, the strengthening on this basis, people's trust in public authorities;

inadmissibility of creating bureaucratic barriers and obstacles in the consideration of physical and legal entities, the transformation process of dialogue with the population of campaigning;

openness of activities undertaken in the framework of the State Program, wide participation of citizens, members of representative bodies of state power at all levels, representatives of NGOs, self-government bodies, the older generation, women, youth, creative and scientific institutions.

7. The Ministry of Justice to monitor quality and timely preparation, approval and introduction of projects of normative legal acts envisaged in the State Program, as well as quarterly reports to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers of the apparatus of the monitoring results.

8. National Information Agency of Uzbekistan, the National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan, Uzbek Agency for Press and Information, with the assistance of the media, as well as in cooperation with the Public Fund for Support and Development of Independent Print Media and Information Agencies of Uzbekistan, the National Association of Electronic Mass Media, the National Association of NGOs of Uzbekistan to ensure:

extensive explanation of the aims and objectives of this Decree in the media, including the Internet, it aimed at deepening democratic reforms, formation of a strong civil society, as well as the development of open direct dialogue between government bodies and the public in order to protect human rights and freedoms, human well-being, meet the immediate needs and interests of citizens, the rule of law, rule of law and justice in society, peace, interethnic and civil consent in the country;

prompt delivery to the public with objective, complete information on the progress and results of the activities carried out within the framework of the State program.

9. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan have commissions for the implementation of priority directions of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in the Action Strategy, assistance in organizing the study of advanced experience of foreign countries in the sphere of socio-political and socio-economic development, with the involvement of representatives of international, if necessary, foreign government and non-governmental organizations.

10. Control over the execution of this Decree to assign to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Aripova AN and State Adviser to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.


President of the Republic of Uzbekistan                Sh. Mirziyoev

City Tashkent, February 7, 2017.


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A COMMENT

to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
"On the further development of the Strategy for Action
The Republic of Uzbekistan "


During the years of independence the country had implemented comprehensive measures aimed at building a democratic state and strong civil society, development based on free market relations and the primacy of the private sector at the property, creating conditions for a peaceful and prosperous life of the people, Uzbekistan gained a worthy place in the international arena.

In view of the objective assessment of the traversed path and experience, analysis of the progress achieved over the years of independence, and based on the requirements of our time, we faced the task - to identify key priorities and clear directions of further deepening democratic reforms and the accelerated development of the country.

To realize this goal have been held constructive talks and discussions with the general public, members of the public and the business community, heads and specialists of state bodies, and also studied the legislation, information and analytical materials, reports, recommendations, and reviews national and international organizations, an analysis of the experience of developed foreign countries.

On the basis of the collection, in-depth study and analysis of the proposals was drafted Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On the Action Strategy for the Further Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan", providing for the statement:

Action Strategy for the five priority areas of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021 years (hereinafter - the Strategy for Action);

State on the implementation of the Action Strategy program in the Year of the dialogue with the people and the interests of the person (hereinafter - the State Programme).

In the course of drafting a broad discussion among the general population has been deployed. Projects were placed on different information platforms for discussion, the results of which received numerous suggestions and feedback. Citizens have expressed particular interest and involvement in the reforms, demonstrating a high political and legal activity.

In particular, according to the results of public discussion of the projects on the portal "impact assessment system of legislative acts" received 1310 suggestions and feedback on which the revised paragraph 41 of the State Program.

Also in the period 23-27 January 2017 in Tashkent Media Week and the international "round table" was organized, which was attended by over 1 300 specialists and experts, representatives of the public, the media, the diplomatic corps and international organizations, as well as major foreign investors, operating in Uzbekistan.

The basis of the Action Strategy formed the conceptual issues of socio-political, socio-economic, cultural and humanitarian development of the country, announced by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev during the election of the election campaign, many meetings with the public, the business community and government agencies.

The aim of the Action Strategy is a fundamental improvement of the effectiveness of the reforms, the creation of conditions to ensure the full and accelerated development of the state and society, the country's modernization and liberalization of all spheres of life.

In particular, it identified five priority areas of the country's development:

1. Improvement of state and public construction;

2. Ensuring the rule of law and further reform of the judicial system;

3. The development and liberalization of the economy;

4. The development of the social sphere;

5. Ensuring the security, inter-ethnic harmony and religious tolerance, the implementation of balanced, mutually beneficial and constructive foreign policy.

Each of these areas contains specific sections on the further deepening of reforms and transformations in the country.

Action Strategy envisages to implement in five stages, in each of which will be approved by a separate annual State program for its implementation in accordance with the declared name of the year.

As part of the first directions of the State Program - "Improving the State and Social Construction" is planned to strengthen the role of the Oliy Majlis in the system of state power, a radical improvement in the quality of legislative activity, increasing the role of political parties in public life.

It is planned to implement to improve governance measures, above all, civil service reform, deregulation of the economy, the development of modern forms of mutually beneficial cooperation between the public and private sector, the system "Electronic Government".

Ensuring an effective dialogue with the people was one of the most important and urgent tasks of the State program, in connection with what is expected to improve public control, the further development of NGOs, the media, as well as strengthening the role of mahalla in society.

The second direction of the State program provides for measures to ensure the rule of law and true independence of the court. Thus, the planned establishment of the Supreme Judicial Council, designed to ensure the independence of judicial decision-making, the formation of a professional judiciary, implementation of measures to protect the rights and lawful interests of judges.

It is planned to further specialization of courts and strengthen their apparatus by creating administrative courts, regional appellate courts in the system of economic courts, establishment of the post of assistant judge.

Is planned to improve procedural legislation in order to avoid red tape and unjustified delaying consideration of court cases, the empowerment of higher courts for self lower court, and the final decisions of the courts of drawbacks.

Within this framework provides for the implementation of measures to establish a direct dialogue with the people of the heads of all law enforcement and regulatory bodies, state and economic management, public authorities in the field, ensuring their availability to the public, timely receipt of complaints about rights violations and freedoms of natural and legal persons.

Special attention will be paid to the system of crime prevention, a fundamental improvement of the activity of internal affairs agencies to combat crime and maintain public order.

This area also includes the development of the Concept of further improvement of criminal and criminal procedural law in the years 2018-2021, the improvement of education system, the selection and arrangement of the judiciary, law enforcement supervisory bodies, the constant complaints analysis and periodical publication of its results, the development of the legal profession, system reform notary and registry offices.

To implement the measures referred to in the third direction - "The development and liberalization of the economy", provides for ensuring the stability of the national currency and prices, the gradual introduction of modern market of currency regulation mechanisms, expanding the revenue base of local budgets, the expansion of foreign economic relations, introduction of modern technologies for the production of export-oriented products, and materials, development of transport and logistics infrastructure, improvement of investment attractiveness for the development of business and foreign investors, improvement of tax administration, introduction of modern principles and mechanisms of regulation of banking activities, the development of diversified farms, as well as the rapid development of the tourism industry.

This area also includes for the protection of private property, financial market measures, modernization of agriculture, the development of the jewelry industry, preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) of individual national companies on foreign stock exchanges authoritative.

In the years 2017-2021 it is planned to implement sectoral programs with a total of 649 investment projects worth 40 billion US dollars. As a result, over the next 5 years, the production of industrial goods increased by 1.5 times, its share in GDP - from 33.6 percent to 36 percent, the share of processing industry - from 80 percent to 85 percent.

The fourth direction - "Development of the social sphere" provides for the implementation of measures to increase employment, improve the social security system and the health of citizens, the development and modernization of road transport, engineering, communications and social infrastructure, improve the provision of electricity, gas, and social quality of care for vulnerable segments of the population, improving the status of women in public and political life, health care reform, ensure the availability of pre-school educational institutions, improving the quality and development of general secondary education, specialized secondary and higher education.

In particular, it provided an unconditional execution of employment programs through the creation of 256.4 thousand jobs due to the implementation of about 25 000 investment projects for the integrated development of the territories. The regions with the highest unemployment rate is planned to create 46.8 thousand new jobs, to allocate loans to 10 thousand graduates of educational institutions to start a business.

Included on the support of the older generation measures, improvement of the issuance of social security benefits, the reform of the health sector. Thus, the planned reconstruction of 78 regional medical associations, 7 urban and 2 regional diversified medical centers, provision of emergency medical services 1200 units of special vehicles.

In rural areas it is planned to build 15,000 affordable homes, 415 km of water ways, 316 km - 291 km of gas supply and - internal roads. In order to improve the quality of transport services to the public is planned to introduce 86 new bus lines and to buy 537 modern buses.

The fifth direction - "Ensuring the safety of ethnic harmony and religious tolerance, as well as the implementation of balanced, mutually beneficial and constructive foreign policy" provides for the implementation of measures to protect the constitutional order, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the republic, improving the system of information, the legal framework in the field of cyber security, organization and development of the public warning system for emergencies, mitigation of the Aral Sea disaster, as well as the development concept of priority policy areas in the field of international relations and public policy concept in the religious sphere.

It is also planned to develop a "road map" for the development of cooperation with foreign partners in the political and diplomatic sphere, indigenous development and expansion of trade and economic, investment, technological, financial and technical cooperation with foreign partners of Uzbekistan for 2017.

On the implementation of the above activities of the State program will be allocated 37.7 trillion soums and US $ 8.3 billion.

To determine the strategic and priority directions of the country's development in the coming five years, the Decree created the National Commission for implementation of the Action Strategy, headed by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Control of a complete, timely and quality execution of the measures included in the State Program, the responsibility of the committee formed for each of the five priorities of the Strategy.

In these commissions rests not only with performance of the above tasks, but also the immediate preparation of the relevant draft annual national programs for the implementation of actions in the 2018-2021 years of the Strategy.

Implementation of the Strategy for Action will be a powerful impetus to the forward movement of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the path of reform and modernization of the country, building a legal and democratic state with a developed market economy, a strong civil society, the rule of law, security and the rule of law, the inviolability of state borders, inter-ethnic harmony and religious tolerance society.

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