Insights on the Business Climate in Uzbekistan

Addressing barriers to private-sector development has been a long-standing ambition of the government of Uzbekistan, with an extensive programme of reforms that began in 2017 redoubling efforts to foster the growth of a more competitive and productive population of private-sector firms. Uzbekistan needs a more dynamic and innovative private sector if it is to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the green and digital transitions, which create a new impetus for accelerating these reforms. Elaborating on feedback garnered through a small, focussed survey of foreign firms in Uzbekistan, this report provides new insights into their perceptions of the ongoing reform process and in doing so draws attention to some of the most pressing issues facing policymakers and business.

Available from May 17, 2023Also available in: Russian


Executive summary
Transformation and structural change in Uzbekistan’s economy
Survey methodology and findings overview
Trade facilitation and firm internationalisation in Uzbekistan
Transforming the legal and regulatory environment for business in Uzbekistan
Skills and infrastructure for private sector digitalisation
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