Tawney Kruger
Tawney Kruger
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 The IMF projects that Uzbekistan's total external debt will decline from 60% of GDP in 2023 to 50.4% by 2044, with public and publicly guaranteed (PPG) debt decreasing from 34% to 24.1% of GDP. This positive outlook is supported by steady economic growth, averaging 5.5% annually, and the Uzbek government's fiscal discipline and debt management efforts. The report highlights the importance of maintaining these strategies to sustain the favorable trajectory.

Over the past 30 years, U.S.-Uzbekistan trade relations have grown from modest beginnings to a dynamic partnership driven by economic reforms and strategic interests. As Uzbekistan opens its economy and seeks WTO membership, the U.S. is supporting this transformation, paving the way for a new era of collaboration. In an interview with Daryo, U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai highlighted the strategic importance of deepening these ties and unlocking growth opportunities.

 With 18.4% of Uzbekistan's adult population, approximately 4.2 million people, identified as multi-dimensionally poor, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is leading critical initiatives to address this issue. Anas Qarman, the UNDP Resident Representative, shared insights on these initiatives, which aim to transform Uzbekistan into an upper-middle-income economy by addressing multifaceted poverty through the national Multidimensional Poverty Index (n-MPI) pilot program and strategic collaboration with the government.