Strategy “Uzbekistan – 2030”: 05 steps to progress

Strategy “Uzbekistan – 2030”: 05 steps to progress

Six years ago, at the initiative of the President, the Action Strategy of Uzbekistan for 2017-2021 was adopted, which included five priority areas of socio-economic development. As part of its implementation, about 300 laws, over four thousand decrees and resolutions of the head of state were adopted, aimed at radically reforming all sectors of state and public life. As its logical continuation, the Development Strategy of New Uzbekistan was approved, which put forward the basic principle of “State for People.”

It incorporated proposals received during the discussion from representatives of different segments of the population, and indicates a growing sense of involvement of citizens in the processes taking place. The recently published Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the Strategy “Uzbekistan-2030” and the resolution of the head of state “On measures for the high-quality and timely implementation of the Strategy “Uzbekistan-2030” in 2023” aroused great interest among the general public.”

The new program document, presented in a simple and accessible form for every person, clearly sets one hundred goals in five priority areas of development. Of these, 44 are aimed at creating decent conditions for each person to realize their potential. At the same time, the main attention is paid to ensuring education and health of the population, issues of youth policy, the social sphere, and reforms in the field of spirituality. To ensure the well-being of the population through stable economic growth, it is planned to implement 17 goals aimed at developing economic reforms, increasing incomes of the population, developing advanced industries, accelerating reforms in the banking sector, and developing domestic and foreign tourism.

Another priority area for development is saving water resources and protecting the environment. The Strategy “Uzbekistan-2030” sets the task of improving the culture of water use as relevant in this direction. The document reflects 12 important program goals aimed at the widespread introduction of Green Energy technologies, the implementation of reforms in the field of environmental protection, and the prevention of the negative consequences of global problems associated with climate change.

The priority areas of development are the tasks of ensuring the rule of law, creating public administration that serves the people, improving public administration, and reforming the judicial and legal system. They are reflected in the 16 goals of the Uzbekistan-2030 Strategy.

The consistent implementation of the initiated reforms largely depends on peace and tranquility in the country. These issues are reflected as a separate area. 11 program goals are aimed at pursuing an open, pragmatic and active foreign policy, strengthening the country’s security and defense potential, and strengthening interethnic unity in society.

In his election program, the President set specific targets for the radical improvement of education and medicine for the next seven-year period. They are reflected in the draft Strategy “Uzbekistan-2030”. The document reflects important indicators in preschool, school, vocational and higher education, which are planned to be achieved in the coming period. In particular, by 2030, the coverage of preschool education is planned to increase from today’s 80 to 100 percent.

In order to improve the status of teaching staff, bringing their knowledge and qualifications into line with international standards, one thousand educators and teachers will undergo internships and advanced training abroad. For students of 715 secondary schools located in remote and hard-to-reach areas, free bus service is provided. The level of enrollment in higher education will be increased from the current 9 percent to 30 percent. In the Uzbekistan-2030 Strategy, this figure is planned to be increased to at least 50 percent. Another very important issue for the sector is the provision of dormitories for university students. In the next seven years, it is planned to build and put into operation student dormitories for 150 thousand places.

Strengthening public health and providing quality medical services is one of the state’s priorities. The document includes important target indicators for increasing the life expectancy of the population to 78 years, reducing child and female mortality, reducing cancer rates, conducting at least twice a year a full preventive examination and improving the health of the population aged 55 years and older, and promoting a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition.

The Uzbekistan-2030 strategy is an important program for each of us. It is aimed at ensuring the progress of the Motherland and the interests of all citizens. To successfully implement the set goals, it is necessary to consolidate the efforts of the entire society, cohesion and unity of action.