The present report sets out participating multilateral partners' consolidated socio-economic response and recovery offer to the Government of Uzbekistan in addressing the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The report highlights ongoing and planned support by participating partners in seven priority areas of the socio-economic response and recovery, with the overarching aim to cushion the knock-on effects on millions of people’s lives, their livelihoods and the real economy, thereby preserving positive reform momentum and progress toward the national Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
With regards to protecting vulnerable groups, social cohesion and community resilience (pp. 41-45), the report makes the following recommendations, among others:
- Supporting comprehensive national gender-based violence prevention and response during the COVID-19 period (short-term).
- Broad national consultation with civil society on lessons and experiences of the national COVID-19 response, aimed at strengthening social cohesion and building consensus for the social and economic recovery plan, and continued public health measures (medium-term).
- Continue supporting the ongoing reforms to strengthen civil society and state oversight bodies such as the Parliament and the Ombudsperson, considering lessons and experiences learned during COVID-19 response (long-term).