Delegation of Uzbekistan, representing national and regional authorities responsible for regional development, is visiting Latvia.
The main goal of the trip is to study the experience of Latvian government agencies on organization local governance process. Particularly, regional and local development planning, interaction and coordination between central and local government bodies, interaction between local councils and executives, public-private partnership in local development.
The draft law “On local government” in new edition was discussed at the round table organized by the joint project of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Programme “Local Governance Support Program /Phase#2”.
Representatives of the Senate and the Legislative chamber of Oliy Majlis, the Cabinet of Ministers, ministries and agencies, khokimiats of Tashkent city and pilot regions: Tashkent, Djizak and Namangan, experts of various institutes and scientific centers took part at the round table.
Last 15 years in Uzbekistan many reforms were implemented in the area of public administration, including but not limited to the following: (1) the abolition of the 27 ministries and departments and a reduction of more than 40,000 state employees (Decrees of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan #3358 from 09.12.2003/ and #3366 from 22.12.2003); (2) transfer of the part of the powers of President to the Prime Minister, accountability of the Government to the Oliy Majlis, accountability of the regional khokims - to the Council of local deputies (amendments to the Constitution of the Re
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