As stated by the AIIB, the Operation's objective is to advance Uzbekistan's transition to an inclusive and resilient market economy by supporting reforms to help create markets, improve fiscal risk management and public procurement, and support social inclusion and green resilience.
The Operation is proposed to be supported under the COVID-19 Crisis Recovery Facility of the Bank and co-financed with the World Bank under the WB's Policy on Development Policy Financing.
The Operation supports the Government of Uzbekistan (GoU) in the transition to an inclusive and resilient market economy. The reforms supported by this Operation are organized under the following three pillars: (i) creating markets, (ii) improving fiscal risk management, and (iii) supporting social inclusion and green resilience. A suite of sectoral reforms in energy, agriculture, rail, and chemical sectors will be implemented to establish arms-length regulation and the basis for private sector entry while maintaining fiscal prudence. Reforms, particularly in infrastructure sectors, are essential in supporting the delivery of health care and public services and in stimulating economic recovery in the post-COVID-19 period. The consolidation of Uzbekistan's growing social protection system under one umbrella will improve the effectiveness of the social assistance programs. Furthermore, the Operation will support Uzbekistan's actions to tackle climate risks and facilitate the transition to a green economy.
AIIB Team Leader:
Emil Zalinyan - Infrastructure Sector Economist
World Bank Team Leader:
Pinar Yasar - Senior Economist
Borrower and Implementing Agency - Ministry of Economy and Finance:
Jamshid Kuchkarov - Minister of Economy and Finance
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.aiib.org/en/contact/information-request/index.html
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB
The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM). The PPM provides Òan opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIBÕs failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.Ó Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint. Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply. You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html
The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html