An assessment of the social protection system in Uzbekistan Based on the Core Diagnostic instrument (CODI) A joint report by ILO, UNICEF, and the World Bank

This report was prepared by the joint team from the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Bank, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Fieldwork for the assessment took place between October 2018 and August 2019.

This report provides an assessment of the social protection system, including an inventory of Uzbekistan’s main social protection (SP) programmes as well as an analysis of their appropriateness, effectiveness, responsiveness and cost-efficiency and fiscal and financial sustainability. It identifies the main strengths and weaknesses of the system, and offers a set of conclusions and recommendations on strengthening the SP system in Uzbekistan. The key objective of the report is to inform the current and fast-moving reform programmes aimed at maintaining a high economic growth rate, increasing competitiveness, and promoting international economic integration.