On September 7-10, 2021, a delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan led by the First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sodiq Safaev, Director of the Center for Economic Research and Reforms Obid Khakimov visited the United Kingdom.
During the visit, representatives of Uzbekistan held a number of negotiations and meetings in London.
At the office of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), executive director Sara Pantuliano met with the director of the Center for Economic Research and Reforms (CERR) Obid Khakimov.
The Overseas Development Institute (frequently ODI) is an independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues, founded in 1960. Based in London, its mission is to "work to inspire people to act on injustice and inequality." It does through by "bringing together high-quality applied research, practical policy advice, dissemination and policy discussion".
In 2020, the Center for Economic Research and Reforms (CERR) entered the TOP 10 best think tanks in Central Asia and the Caucasus and improved its indicators by three positions in 2016 (then the Center was ranked 13th). Since 1998, CERR has been publishing the Economic Review magazine, and the Review.uz portal is an electronic version of this journal. Recall that the Center for Economic Research was transformed into the Center for Economic Research and Reforms under the Administration of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan by the Presidential Decree of October 3, 2019. The activities of the First Government Accelerator were organized.
During the meeting, the state and prospects for the further development of cooperation in the economic, trade, economic, investment and educational spheres were discussed.
Following the meeting, a memorandum was signed between the Center for Economic Research and Reforms and the Overseas Development Institute to provide a framework for further ODI and CERR collaboration and cooperation in research, analysis and communication as part of joint efforts to support economic reform processes.
The parties identified potential areas of cooperation: it includes joint research and analysis between experts of the two countries, joint events such as seminars or conferences, joint work on the implementation of mutually beneficial projects.
In particular, an agreement was reached on joint research on the impact of changes in trade policy on macroeconomic indicators and individual sectors, poverty reduction, energy efficiency and regional problems in the development of value chains.
Following the meeting, further steps were outlined for practical interaction within the framework of the discussed areas of cooperation.
CERR Director O. Khakimov invited S. Pantuliano to visit Uzbekistan this fall. The head of ODI expressed her sincere gratitude and accepted the invitation to visit Uzbekistan.
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