Increasing Capacities of Educational and Policy-making Establishments in Promoting and Applying the Human Development

Project Overview

Project Title Increasing Capacities of Educational and Policy-making Establishments in Promoting and Applying the Human Development
Project Number 00061558
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 0 - 500 000
Project Start – Project End May 8, 2008–May 31, 2011
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Other
Project Budget(EUR) 452,189
Implementing Organization / Consortium

UNDP, University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Academy of State and Social Construction under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Senate

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Ms. Nazira Dadakhanova, National Consultant
nazira.dadakhanova@undp.org

Tarobiy str, 16a, Yakkasaroy district

Tel.:(998) 71 281 46 83; 281 46 84; 281 46 61; 281 46 60
Web site: http://humandevelopment.uz

Beneficiary University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Academy of State and Social Construction under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

In order to diversify the target groups and move beyond teaching of human development towards mainstreaming the Human Development (HD) paradigm into daily life, the UNDP undertook a substantive revision of the existing project in 2009. In its new format the HD project aims to provide improved services for developing the capacity of educational and policy establishments in teaching and operationalizing the Human Development approach. The project is being implemented through the development of research, educational-methodological and curriculum bases to teach HD, training of lecturers, developing in-service training schemes, etc.

Project Objectives

The project has two objectives:

  • To introduce, systematically increase awareness of, and advocate the policy relevance of the Human Development (HD) paradigm, as well as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to undergraduates, teachers and tutors of leading academic institutions, journalist and decision makers of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Develop national capacities for policy analysis; enhance public dialogue on reforms leading to poverty reduction and sustainable human development
Education Sector HE
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Social Partnership, Standards and curriculum development
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects

N/A

Activities

Activity 1: Introducing and advancing the potential of educational establishments for teaching HD

  • Introduction of a “Human Development” Course to the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) and the Academy for State and Social Construction under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as toother educational institutions.
  • Establishment of a “Human Development” Resource Centre in order to address the deficit in understanding and promote further application of the HD approach in scientific research.

Activity 2: Producing NHDRs to provide in-depth analysis of issues of a particular relevance for Uzbekistan development priorities

  • NHDR published at least every two years.
  • Public fora promoted to enhance the national policy dialogue around the specific focus of the NHDR, in the form of workshops, conferences, round tables designed to promote a participatory approach to policy making. These will be open to the representatives of the government, civil society and the private sector with the aim of raising awareness of on-going policy debates, and building institutional capacity for assimilating policy advice.

Activity 3: Producing Policy Briefs and other publications for development aimed at providing adequate and relevant policy advice to decision makers of Uzbekistan, developing national capacities for policy analysis and enhancing the public dialogue on reforms aimed at improving welfare and sustainability of human development

  • Occasional Policy Briefs and other publications will be prepared and published in cooperation with national think tanks, government and NGOs, with the aim of providing more focus to the analysis of topical policy issues, and
  • To contribute to the debate on specific development issues (e.g. laws to be passed in the parliament, aspects of socio-economic policies, living standards analysis, regional development, threats to human security, etc.).
Project Results
  • In the framework of signed Memorandum of Understanding between the Academy for State and Social construction under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and with support of the Senate of Oliy Malis of the Republic of Uzbekistan conducted seminars on human development in all regions of Uzbekistan for parliamentarians, academia, mass media, non-governmental institutions, research community and private sector;
  • In the framework of signed Memorandum of Understanding between University of World Economy and Diplomacy; 1. developed advanced copy of the “human Development” textbook, 2. conducted series of in-depth HD trainings for representatives of educational institutions, including the one conducted in partnership with Moscow State University 3. Introduced into academic curricula of UWED the HD course for graduate level students. 4. Established the Human Development Resource Center;
  • Developed and launched www.humandevelopment.uz website in Russian and English languages.

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