The basis for development of a new approach to project management in Uzbekistan was provided by the Decree of the President of the Republic Shavkat Mirziyoyev No. UP-5120 “On measures to implement the project management system in the Republic of Uzbekistan” dated July 24, 2017.
The National Agency for Project Management was established as a result of this Decree.
What is the purpose? The answer is to find in the decree itself based on an in-depth analysis of the applicable mechanism for implementation of investment projects which revealed a number of "bottleneck" factors:
- lack of a unified project management system (organization, coordination, monitoring and control);
- insufficient use of ICT in the process of project management which allows on-line monitoring of the progress and effectiveness of implementation;
- low level of publicity and transparency in the development and implementation of programs and projects which results in various abuses, unreasonable expenditures and overrating facts;
- lack of a single information environment for public procurement and a unified classifier of goods, works and services allowing to determine their fair market value.
What use is it?
First of all, the control system was introduced at all stages of project development and implementation which allowed to avoid approval and allocation of funds for unprofitable and inefficient projects.
The web-site xarid.uz was created where you can make public and internal procurements and conclude contracts on-line at reasonable prices, which allowed to save almost 150 billion soums within a few months.
Since January 2019 a unified national project management system will be put into service which will allow to monitor the state projects and programs on-line identifying and eliminating problems in a timely manner. The system will also include a single item list of goods (works and services) which will allow a much more efficient use of budgetary funds.
The project management forges ahead.
The following establishments have been gradually founded to face new challenges, namely the Republican Graduate School of Business and Management named after Abu Raihan Beruni for training and retraining of the relevant personnel and the Digital Economy Development Fund "Digital trust", whose activities are aimed at the implementation of high-potential and important projects for the development of the digital economy in the country.
The "Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center" for a further accelerated development of the IT industry to make it a real economy sector is now placed under management of NAPM.