@KuchkarovJA and @WorldBankECA VP Cyril Muller signed a $100 mln @WBG_IDA financing agreement for the Prosperous Villages Project. Cofinanced by @GovUZ and @AIIB_Official, this project will utilize the community-driven development principle (https://bit.ly/2uYFhG5).
.@WorldBankECA Vice President Cyril Muller met today with Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. They discussed ways to reduce poverty, create more jobs and make the economy more vibrant. #EndPoverty #OpportunitiesforPeople
They aren't just in India, but interestingly they are all in one state of India: Kerala. While not in the same region, the three from China are all relatively close to each other (but far enough to be very separate urban areas). Fascinating chart.
Three of the world's ten fastest-growing urban areas are in India, with another three in China https://econ.st/2QVVhBf
Always, busy but always fun! @WorldBankECA VP Cyril Mueller stops by to help us strenghten our engagement with @GOVuz, and reiterate our commitment to #reformfever.
Together with Cyril Muller, VP for Europe & Central Asia visiting #Uzbekistan. We had meetings with government counterparts and members of parliament and discussed development priorities and coooperation going forward.
Yakshi so'zlar asaldan shirinroq...
Yakshi islohotlar paxtadan yumshoqroq.
I am delighted to welcome @Mari_Pangestu to the @WorldBank Group as Managing Director, Development Policy & Partnerships.
Her appointment will strengthen our operational model & global leadership as we continue to seek good development outcomes.
According to #WBGEP2020, #CentralAsia states are projected to grow at a robust pace on the back of structural reform progress:
KZ🇰🇿 - 3.7% (2020), 3.9% (2021)
KG🇰🇬 - 4% (2020), 4% (2021)
TJ🇹🇯 - 5.5% (2020), 5% (2021)
TM🇹🇲 - 5.2% (2020), 5.5% (2021)
UZ🇺🇿 - 5.7% (2020), 6% (2021)
New paper shows that a productive agric sector can contribute to capital accumulation & employment in manufacturing & services. The soy boom in Brazil increased savings in rural areas that were channelled to non-agric borrowers in non-soy areas through banks' branch network.
More low-hanging fruit: A *wizardly* paper from @whseitz, @worldbank's #UZ poverty economist (and proudly my partner-in-crime on #labormobility), with a powerful message on how propiska reforms could create #quickwins for everyone and sustain the #reformfever in #Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan has one of the lowest rates of domestic migration in the world. Reforms supporting free movement and affordable urban housing are highly popular, but citizens also care deeply about fairness in how changes are made. See our new paper from L2CU:
"I have the right to beat my child."
NO. *ABSOLUTELY* NO, and it's terrible to say this given cultural hurdles to improving #childrights in #UZ. But you *do* have the right to offer your kid beets for lunch. Spread this message instead. #uncrc @unicefuzb
Kun.uz.Eng qiziqarli yangiliklar
Eng qiziqarli yangiliklar — bizda! Dunyo, mahalliy, gadjetlar, sport, avtomobillar olami yangiliklaridan xabardor bo‘ling.
I always try to inspire people to come to #Uzbekistan. I believe that we should learn, but we also have things to share. Xiwei, a student from the Oberlin College (US) decided to join the famous Ilkhom Theater for her winter internship. We welcome her and invite others to join!