Energy efficiency of buildings in Uzbekistan: energy saving capacity, direction of reforms and expected effects
April 2015 - August 2015

Due to acutely continental climate (high temperatures in summer, requiring air-conditioning, and low in winter, requiring heating), almost half of all energy consumption in Uzbekistan (24.1 million tons of oil equivalent per year) is accounted for the buildings. A key issue in the energy sector is a high risk of rising gap between the demand for energy resources for residential, commercial and public buildings and the possibility of offering these resources in relevant conditions of consumption.

Sustainable development: national assets and adjusted net savings
April 2015 - November 2015

Transition to sustainable development has become an important goal for mankind and individual countries, officially consolidated in the basic documents of the United Nations (MDGs and SDGs).

Optimization of tax burden for quantitative and qualitative growth of private sector
April 2015 - December 2015

Electronic money: role, regulation and impact on monetary policy
April 2015 - December 2015

According to international research, the impact of e-money is largely different from the effects caused by other forms of financial innovation. On the one hand, due to some peculiarities electronic money can be used for the gradual reduction of cash payments that can help to optimize the payment transactions of the country.

Macroeconomic factors for development of a competitive environment to enhance the economy efficiency and to accelerate structural reforms
December 2014 - September 2015

Formation of a competitive market economy in terms of globalization and increasing global competition requires the development of market structure. World experience shows that the greatest potential from this point of view belongs to medium and large enterprises of manufacturing industries and high-tech services. Encouraging the entry to the market of new economic agents and maximization the efficiency of their production involves revising the model and instruments of macroeconomic policy.

Expansion of the middle class in Uzbekistan. Means of social mobility
June 2014 - April 2015

The concept of "middle class" is closely related to the phenomenon of social mobility ‒ the movement of people up (or down) in the social hierarchy. This movement takes place through channels of social mobility, so-called social lifts ‒ the institutions that provide opportunities for people to improve their societal status. Such institutions include education systems and research activities, political organizations and the civil service, the labour market and entrepreneurship, service in the armed forces, professional sports and show business, informal social networks and others.

The scenarios of long-term economic development of Uzbekistan: methodological approaches and acceptable option
June 2014 - March 2015
p style="text-align: justify;">The success of any policy from long-term economic development point of view is based on the ability to see the essence of the problem, to develop science-based scenarios describing ways to solve the problem, to select and implement the best options of all available alternatives. Long-term forecasts are important for the detection of serious challenges, which the country may face in the future, and for decision-making to mitigate the negative effects of these issues.

State's role in the economy and governance: seeking for optimal balance
June 2014 - May 2015

The state, as before, should continue initiating the reforms, carrying out its development function; otherwise, it will be difficult to talk about the creation of stable and dynamically developing industrial economy in Uzbekistan. However, the quality of state presence in the economy as the owner of the assets, as market participant, as regulator should change.

Entrepreneurs of Uzbekistan as a basis for formation of the middle class
June 2014 - February 2015

Today, entrepreneurs of Uzbekistan are considered as a target group of the reforms and as a potential driving force in the transformation of the socio-economic and socio-political spheres. The role of business is directly linked to the issues of formation and expansion of such social layer as middle class. Analysis of the results allowed to reveal and to summarize the most typical socio-economic characteristics of entrepreneurs of Uzbekistan, which promote or prevent them from becoming the middle class.

Policy of civil socialization of young people in Uzbekistan at the present stage: new approaches
June 2014 - March 2015

A key policy challenge of civil socialization at current stage is despite increasing of importance of non-institutional factors (ICT, Internet, social networks) there is a reduction in the role of the classic civil institutions of socialization. But implemented policy of civil socialization does not focus on operation in the new environment of the information society. The impelemented methods of propaganda don't efficiently use the ICT potential in work with youth, for which the Internet has become the main source of information.